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Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Projects
Job Location: 

South Grafton, NSW, AU, 2460

Job Ref No:  43761
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1388.2-$1388.2

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.


  • Work directly on delivery of landmark infrastructure projects
  • Join a team committed to putting Safety first
  • Permanent Full Time opportunity based in Ballina


About the team

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 full-time opportunity for a Construction Carpenter to be part of our Regional Bridge Maintenance team based in Ballina, NSW.


The Opportunity

You will be responsible in carrying out all carpentry trade activities, including the maintenance of bridges and structures and carry out duties that are within the scope of the trade. Working under limited supervision, you will generally perform a wide range of advanced on-trades functions which you have acquired through experience and formal training. The area of operation is quite broad and may include maintenance of steel, concrete and timber bridges, slope remediation works and bridge painting.

You will also be required to work at night occasionally and travel away from home as part of this role.


About you

We’re seeking a trade qualified carpenter with excellent communication skills and enjoy working towards delivering results in a team environment. You hold one of the following trades:

  • Carpenter and Joiner; Construction Carpenter; Bridge and Wharf Carpenter; Civil Engineering Construction Carpenter; or equivalent

You have the ability to identify and report safety and environmental hazards in the workplace and rectify those without direction and report accordingly. You will also have the capability to achieve quality standards and follow established quality procedures within the scope of training provided in the role.


Finally, you hold a White Card, a current drivers licence, and are able to work outside normal working hours, attend call-outs, travel across the region and stay away from home when needed.

Whilst not essential, a MR Truck license and Traffic Control tickets are desirable.

Applicants must be based within 100km of the depot in Ballina NSW or willing to relocate to within 100km of the depot in Ballina.


Wage and Benefits

The salary for this position is Grade 1 - 2 ($1,388.20) per week plus superannuation.

  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave available
  • Partnership with Fitness Passport for ongoing staff and their families to access more than 390 gyms and pools at a discounted rate
  • 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 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 click the Apply button, submit your resume and answer all questions within the online application process. Please note, direct or late applications via email will not be accepted.


Applications Close: 11.59 PM Sunday 5 December 2021

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

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:

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; 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.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake 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.

Check out this useful video series that will help you stand out from other applicants and navigate the recruitment process at Transport. View here​. ​ ​

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; 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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