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Excavator Operator (Skilled Operative)

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain


The role:

MTM Infrastructure Excavator Operators undertake corrective and preventative maintenance and renewals activities of track assets, in accordance with relevant standards. This role is ideally suited to an experienced Excavator Operator with 5+ years track work experience.

Located out of the E-Gate Depot, the successful applicant will work night shifts on a Sunday - Wednesday roster.

Main duties:

  • Undertake maintenance and installation work to ensure the timely completion of maintenance or renewal tasks 
  • Perform construction and installation of construction, maintenance, renewal or upgrade of track assets, including: rail, sleepers, ballast, formation, reserve management, drainage and geometry management
  • Complete labouring tasks using hand tools and mechanical tools
  • Undertake manual handling, use hand tools and operate mobile plant
  • Regularly perform one or more of the following tasks: welding, track inspection or operation of mobile/mechanised plant
  • Carry out regular checks as per plant maintenance schedules
  • Ensure works performed meet the quality standards prescribed by Metro Trains
  • Maintain the workplace, yards and any tools/equipment being used
  • Operate Excavator completing various track works in line with MTM standards

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Train Track Safety Awareness Certificate – mandatory
  • Medium Rigid (MR) driver’s license – mandatory

Licence to operate the following:

  • Loader (desirable)
  • Excavator (mandatory)
  • Backhoe (desirable)
  • Hi-Rail vehicle  - Mandatory
  • Operation of mechanised plant
  • First Aid Certificate Level 2 – desirable
  • 5 years track work experience – mandatory

Qualification, Skills and Experience

If this sounds like it could be a good fit for you then please apply!

Applications close 5:00pm, Sunday 5th of June 2022.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.