Plant Mechanics

Plant Mechanic

  • Fantastic opportunity to build your career in an in-demand infrastructure environment!
  • Permanent full time opportunity, conveniently based in Clyde (Home Depot)
  • AVP 3.1 – 4.2 ($1,296.45 - $1,591 Per Week) + 9.5% superannuation and annual leave loading + Penalties & Overtime
  • Maximise your earning potential with paid overtime & shift penalty rates on top of your base salary!
  • Receive 5 weeks of annual leave per year & an employee Opal card where you can travel on buses, trains & ferries on us! Use of a Sydney Trains Vehicle

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Plant Mechanic to join our Major Works Division within Sydney Trains. This position is responsible for carrying out various plant maintenance activities on mobile and stationary plant equipment in accordance with relevant Sydney Trains, SafeWork NSW, WH&S and Environmental Regulations.

You will be responsible for the maintenance, fault finding and breakdowns of heavy on track machinery, specialised rail machinery, general earthmoving equipment and small specialist rail plant and machinery.

Sydney Trains are looking for an enthusiastic candidates with technical knowledge of plant and machinery and the ability to troubleshoot a range of different mechanical/electrical systems and faults.

Candidates with a plant mechanic or automotive electrical background with experience in hydraulics and/or pneumatics will be highly regarded. The Role will be working according to a roster which will include nights, weekends and away work.

For more information you can view the role description here.

About you

You will need to hold current Trade Certificate for Plant Mechanic, Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, Fitter Machinist or Auto Electrician.

About us

At Sydney Trains, our vision is to keep Sydney moving by delivering safe, customer-focused, reliable and clean rail services.

We contribute to the success of transport in NSW by running efficient rail services which exceed our customers’ expectations, support growth and contribute to the broader community and the economy.

Joining Sydney Trains will present an exciting opportunity to shape the future and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing a world class rail system.

Major Works is the major brownfield construction hub @ Sydney Trains. Providing Engineering and Maintenance work across the Sydney Trains Network. There are over 1000 staff in the directorate.


Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:

  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries

Join Sydney Trains for the opportunity to shape the future and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing a world class rail system.

Our commitment to Diversity

TfNSW are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the Transport cluster, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. TfNSW recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of NSW.

How to apply

For any enquiries, please contact Frank Roca on and quote 6578

Please note: successful candidate will need to undertake background checks and criminal record checks.

If you encounter technical issues please contact 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or

Applications close: 11:59pm on 9th October 2020

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time). Transport for NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.