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Trade Assistant

Private Company - Downer, ACT

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18 Jun 2021 E. Australia Standard Time Apply now Refer a friend

Trade Assistant

Apply now Job ID: 581090
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Maryborough
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Manufacturing

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Downer has over 100 years’ experience delivering total rail asset solutions for its passenger and freight customers. We have an extensive national footprint with approximately 20 sites across Australia.

Position summary

Downer Rail and Transit Systems is committed to providing the highest quality of Rollingstock & Overhaul services for both the local QLD and greater Australian markets

In 2019 Downer was awarded the contract for modification of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) fleet, with works taking place out of the historic Maryborough Service Delivery Centre. The $85 million contract will deliver accessibility upgrades to the entire fleet of 75 trains, including larger toilet units and improved accessibility features for people with disabilities. At the height of the project eight trains will be upgraded simultaneously. Modification of the fleet commenced in late 2019 and will continue through to 2024.

Our Non-Trade person will have experience in either the rollingstock or heavy manufacturing and maintenance industries. You will be responsible for general housekeeping , assisting with the dismantling and rebuilding of internal carriages. You will assist our Tradespersons to improve overall productivity and project outcomes. You must have extensive experience operating a non-slewing crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes.

About the role:

  • Dismantling of internal carriage fixtures
  • Attention to detail with a focus on workshop housekeeping
  • Hands-on with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Influence, motivate and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Work unsupervised within a team environment.
  • A commitment to upholding a ZERO Harm environment
  • LF forklift ticket – desirable

Essential requirements:

High Risk Licences as follows; issued by WorkSafe Qld:

  • Intermediate rigging work (RI) or Advanced rigging work (RA).
  • Non-slewing mobile crane – (CN)


Downer believes that our employees are fundamental to the culture and success of the company. Our people enjoy working for Downer because we offer a challenging, diverse but rewarding work environment. Downer Group takes pride in being an employer of choice, taking responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities in which we operate and the environment.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team
  • Working on key rollingstock projects with an industry leader
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do
  • Fulltime employment – Immediate start available
  • Regionally based at our Maryborough office
  • Work / life balance
  • 9-day fortnight

For further information please email Glenda.Chaffey@downergroup.com.

Please note applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical and on-going drug and alcohol screening

The selection process will commence on or prior to the advertised closing date.

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Closing Date: 18 Jun 2021 E. Australia Standard Time