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Plant Fitter

Req. Id:  1628
Date:  11-Oct-2021

Toowoomba, QLD, AU, 4350

Company:  Queensland Rail
  • Are you wanting to be apart of a great team
  • Calling out for all Motor Mechanics in the Industry 
  • Local Toowoomba Depot

We have a permanent opportunity for a Mechanical/Diesel Fitter to join our Equipment Maintenance Services team in Toowoomba. This role is to ensure all Infrastructure, plant and equipment are maintained to required standards, to achieve optimum reliability and operational performance and to ensure customer objectives are achieved.

The successful candidate will be responsible for machine maintenance and servicing on all infrastructure machinery. The primary goals are to ensure safety within the team and infrastructure machinery are well maintained to maximise operational performance on track. The position will be based in Toowoomba but will require travel to Regional areas including Charleville, Goondiwindi and all Qld Rail depots in-between. This travel will include multiple overnight stays where accommodation and travel expenses are provided.  

Key responsibilities will include:
•    Carry out effective and efficient repair and preventative maintenance including scheduled maintenance and condition monitoring.
•    Practice effective troubleshooting methods to repair plant breakdowns, minimising downtime.
•    Manage effectively the development, implementation and monitoring of the requirements of the Queensland Rail Integrated management System Business and Divisional Instructions to control and minimise loss to people, property, processes and environment within their Section of Queensland Rail.
•    Prepare and provide plant maintenance documentation and reports in accordance with the Scheduled Assured Maintenance (SAM) System and as required by the Supervisor.
•    Participate in programs and training to ensure high performance levels through succession planning, staff appraisals, development and training to meet customer and business needs.

About you
•    High level of skill in maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of rail maintenance specific plant and equipment to achieve planned outcomes and business objectives.
•    Substantial knowledge of concepts and application of preventative maintenance to improve reliability and availability.
•    Substantial level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to actively participate in an environment of teamwork, effective workplace and customer relationships.
•    Sound problem solving, analytical and quality improvement skills.

Mandatory requirements to be considered for this opportunity:
•    Engineering/ Trade Certificate/ Mechanical

What is on offer:

We will deliver a comprehensive training which will provide you with the necessary skills to be successful in your role. You will also enjoy:
•             Permanent opportunity with the starting base salary at $61,000 plus shift and travel penalties. Working the current roster on average including penalty rates a Plant Fitter can earn up to with progression of $100,000 plus superannuation.
•             Generous superannuation plan, up to 12.75%
•             Paid training and support to develop your experience with access to internal vacancies.
•             Strong focus on safety.
•             The opportunity to explore Queensland.
•             Work with an experienced and supportive team.

This position works on a 9 day fortnight and does have the option to work on weekends when needed.  


Position Description 


If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Plant Fitter (1628) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm Monday 25th October 2021.  




Queensland Rail employees must apply for vacancies via the People Connect solution and not via the external Queensland Rail career site or Seek using one of the following options: 


1. While at home or on the go at anytime, anywhere using the People Connect Solution on a personal device not connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. Please note you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) on your account profile. There are two options to do this: 

  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. 
  • If your phone does not support the app, or you do not wish to use an app, you can authenticate by either an automated phone call or a 6-digit verification code received via a text message


2. While at work signed via the People Connect solution (Single Sign On) using a Queensland Rail corporate device connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. 


External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.  


Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way.  We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.


To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Natasha Neuendorf with your specific enquiry on 3072 2818 or email natasha.neuendorf@qr.com.au.  Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.