Downer EDI Limited
Newport, Australia
Closing date
Dec 25, 2021

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Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Apply now Job ID: 584437
Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term, Full Time - Permanent
Location: Newport
Categories: Maintenance

Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Downer has over 100 years' experience delivering total rail asset solutions for its passenger and freight customers. We have an extensive national footprint with approximately 20 sites across Australia.
Position summary
Downer Rail and Transit Systems (RTS) is committed to providing the highest quality of Rollingstock & Overhaul services for both the local Queensland and wider Australian markets.

We are currently seeking Boilermakers for Fixed Term Contract Roles based at our Newport Facility, Victoria.

About you:
  • Carry out welding activities in accordance with documented criteria
  • Verify compliance against project acceptance documentation
  • Knowledge and experience in a workshop environment.
  • Ensure all work is performed to compliance standards
  • Foster the implementation of learnings and continuous improvement activities
  • Work unsupervised within a team environment
  • A commitment to upholding a ZERO Harm environment

Candidates will have the following:
  • Relevant Trade Certificate recognised in Australia - Engineering Tradesperson Fabricator / Welder
  • Must have an excellent understanding of all technical aspects of rail vehicles and proven experience in the heavy maintenance field
  • You should be able to read, comprehend and apply technical drawings
  • Knowledge of engineering best practices and electric traction is desirable
  • High level of self-motivation, tenacity and determination.
  • Ability to implement change and lead quality and zero harm initiatives.
  • Ability to drive projects and complete within specified time frames and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work in collaboration with others in our organisation and take pride in the achievements of the team;
  • Strive for improvement and innovation, and have the courage to think and actively contribute new initiatives that benefit Downer overall;
  • Demonstrate integrity and responsibility through honest, respectful and transparent communication;
  • Strive for excellence in achieving their goals through strong leadership and commitment to the job at hand;
  • Are responsible and accountable for the care and protection of their peers, the business, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.

We offer:
  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team
  • The ability to work on key rolling stock projects with an industry leader
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do
  • Fulltime employment - Immediate start available
  • Competitive remuneration package


Downer Group believes that our employees are fundamental to the culture and success of the company. Our people enjoy working for us because we offer a challenging, diverse but rewarding work environment. Downer takes pride in being an employer of choice taking responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities and the environment in which we operate.

For further information please email

Please note:

Applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Screening will commence prior to the closing date

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical and on-going drug and alcohol screening

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