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Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship
Dry Creek

About Us

One Rail Australia (ORA) is one of Australia’s leading rail-based logistics partners, delivering value through customer service, operational excellence and innovation. Our number one priority is to deliver for our customers safely – when and where they need it. We operate in South Australia, the Northern Territory which includes the Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line, Queensland and New South Wales, including the Hunter Valley. We provide tailored solutions across a diversified commodity mix of minerals and agriculture.

About the Role

We are seeking applications from motivated workers who are eager to enter the rail industry and learn a trade. The apprenticeship in the mechanical engineering stream will be based in the Rollingstock Maintenance facilities at Dry Creek. You will work amongst a highly skilled and diverse Rollingstock Maintenance team and have the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills.


Working as part of the Rollingstock Maintenance team, your duties will include:

  • Perform planned service work on wagons or locomotives.
  • Perform unplanned work on wagons/locomotives associated with failures and preventative maintenance.
  • Perform other tasks as required including, fuelling, sanding, locomotive washing and provisioning.
  • Perform mechanical work on all other rollingstock, including crew cars and fuel wagons.
  • Use of computerised maintenance management systems.
  • Participate in and contribute to workshop safety programs and initiatives.

About You

You will be motivated, eager to learn and have a strong commitment to safety. Additionally, to be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Sound Mechanical Aptitude.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot challenges as they arise.
  • Proven ability to maintain high levels of concentration for long periods of time.
  • Dedicated commitment to safety including working within stringent safety protocols and procedures at all times.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong commitment to Safety.
  • Enthusiastic with a strong interest in learning and obtaining a trade.
  • Technically minded person with interest in emerging technology and good computer skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the ORA Values.

Our employee benefits

  • Performance Rewards.
  • Employee access to EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
  • Access to our Employee Benefits and Engagement Website.

This role is offering an exceptional opportunity to work within a progressive organisation with a team of dedicated professionals. If you are eager to take the next step in your career please click apply!

As part of One Rail Australia's recruitment and selection process, short listed applicants will be required to provide a recent national criminal history check and successfully complete a pre-employment health assessment. 

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