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Plant Operator - Holbrook

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Job Location: 

Holbrook, NSW, AU, 2644

Job Ref No:  68365
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1280.0-$1311.0

About us


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.


We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.


That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.


  • Based in Holbrook with occasional camping away
  • Grade 2 $1,280 (gross) p.w + super and allowances and overtime
  • Permanent opportunity and a great way to develop your experience with Transport


The opportunity

The Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure.


Right now, we have a Permanent opportunity for a Plant Operator to join us in the Regional Maintenance team based in Holbrook, NSW. We are seeking those that reside within a 50km radius from the Holbrook depot as you will be on call when required


You will operate a variety of major plant items that are used in road construction and maintenance projects. You’ll be required to carry out certain duties including but not limited to:

  • maintenance of established pavements
  • construction of new or enhanced pavements
  • establishment and maintenance of roadside fixtures and signage
  • application of road marking materials
  • application of bituminous sealing materials
  • establishment and maintenance of traffic signals and driver aid devices


Plant Operators are provided with thorough training and opportunities to develop professionally.


About you

We’re seeking a team player and experienced plant operator who is experienced in safe and efficient operations of Bobcats, Soil Stabilisers, rollers, Loaders, Excavators, and other general road maintenance equipment. You’ll be confident, and highly capable operating major plant and have proven experience rectifying simple hazards without direction and reporting them accordingly. You will also:

  • Be an excellent communicator and team player
  • Experienced in general labouring
  • Demonstrate responsibility for personal safety and safety of others in the workplace, and
  • Possess a valid Driver Licence and White Card


You will be required to work outside normal working hours, and attend after hour’s call-outs. You will be prepared to travel throughout the region when required which will be time away from home.


Whilst not essential a truck licence, or the ability to load plant on the back of truck/trailer would be highly desirable.


Wage and Benefits

The wage for this position is WCS Pay Point 5 $1,280 (gross) per week + superannuation and allowances.


  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave available
  • Nine day fortnight
  • Career progression opportunities encouraged
  • Rewarding and inclusive team environment

For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.



Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!


How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. Please note, direct applications via email will not be accepted.


Applications Close: 11:59pm Sunday 10th July 2022


We take the WH&S and the management of fatigue of our employees seriously. Therefore, to be successful in this role it is a requirement that you must reside within a reasonable distance from your identified Headquarters/depot.


Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo background checks, including a National Police Check.


We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Caitlin Ritchie at CAITLIN.RITCHIE@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.


We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Working with Transport gives you access to a range of benefits that help you balance work with the things that matter to you. Look through our Employee Benefits Guide to learn more.


Apply today to register your interest!

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Take a look at our application tips video series for plenty of great information on navigating and acing the application and recruitment process here at Transport.


Our COVIDSafe Measures Policy

All Transport for NSW workers are required to have:

  • appropriate evidence of being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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