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Plant Operator

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Trades & Services
Job Location: 

Holbrook, NSW, AU, 2644

Job Ref No:  36867
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1280.0-$1311.0

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.


  • Based in Holbrook with occasional camping away
  • Grade 2 $1,280 (gross) p.w + super and allowances and overtime
  • 12 months limited duration position 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 12 months Fixed Term opportunity for a Plant Operator to join us in the Regional Maintenance team based in Holbrook, NSW.
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 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
  • 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: 11:59 PM Sunday 24 October 2021
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 and their teams. 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 Brett Ireland at BRETT.IRELAND@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ​ ​

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