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Plant Maintenance Planner - Mechanical

Queensland Rail - East Toowoomba, QLD

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: Toowoomba, QLD, AU, 4350

Company: Queensland Rail

Queensland Rail (QR) is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland. We aim to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

We are looking an experienced Plant Maintenance Planner (Mechanical) to join our Equipment Maintenance Services team based at our Toowoomba depot. As a Plant Maintenance Planner you will be responsible for effectively planning and implementing all planned maintenance activities and maintenance services by planning, managing resources and scheduling work within relevant timeframes to provide reliable plant and equipment.

Your outstanding communication and time management skills coupled with your ability to work autonomously will be paramount to your success in this position. You will also need to be available to travel throughout Queensland and work away from home regularly for this position.

About the role
  • Prepare, plan and implement work programs using Queensland Rail’s computer based systems to provide a high level of plant maintenance services, including capturing plant histories and other relevant maintenance information, to meet work priorities, customer and business requirements
  • Ensure regular plant inspections are conducted in accordance with relevant standards and systems
  • Source and provide technical information and advice on all aspects of Plant Maintenance and communicate workplace tasks to plant maintenance tradespersons
  • Source and purchase spare parts and manage inventory stocks and free stock to ensure timely repairs and maintenance can be carried out in the most efficient manner possible
  • Co-Ordinate and negotiate with other groups, teams, work groups and external suppliers to provide effective work programs and develop harmonious working relationships through regular consultation and negotiation
  • Assist the manager/supervisor to manage expenditure to achieve an effective and cost efficient plant maintenance service and provide input into the development of budget forecasts
  • Lead and manage continuous improvement of all work processes by staying in touch with new technology and new work practices and sharing this knowledge with the work group

About you
  • Extensive knowledge of Queensland Rail’s safety and environmental management system and strategies to use when planning and programming plant maintenance work
  • High level of skill in planning, programming and resource management of the day to day operation of a Plant Maintenance Depot, to achieve operational goals
  • Substantial knowledge of plant fleet maintenance standards, system and processes including the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment to improve reliability and availability
  • Substantial analytical and problem solving skills for use in machine repair and improvement, processes and system change and staff development
  • Substantial interpersonal, leadership and people management skills to deal with all levels within the organisation and external suppliers
  • Certificate IV in Engineering – highly desirable
  • ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence

This is a permanent full-time opportunity with the base salary approximately $81,807 per year + applicable penalties and super.

What to expect
  • You will need to be available to travel throughout Queensland and work away from home regularly however travelling for field work will be part of your working hours
  • Pay increases as you develop your skills and opportunities for overtime
  • Paid training and ongoing support to develop your experience with access to internal vacancies
  • Strong focus on safety – we ‘work safe’ every day to ensure everyone goes ‘home safe’
  • Tools, uniform and shared vehicle is supplied

Position Description

If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Plant Maintenance Planner - Mechanical (490) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm 4th of March 2021.


Queensland Rail employees must apply for vacancies via the People Connect solution and not via the external Queensland Rail career site or Seek using one of the following options:

1. While at home or on the go at anytime, anywhere using the People Connect Solution on a personal device not connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. Please note you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) on your account profile. There are two options to do this:

  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone.
  • If your phone does not support the app, or you do not wish to use an app, you can authenticate by either an automated phone call or a 6-digit verification code received via a text message.

2. While at work signed via the People Connect solution (Single Sign On) using a Queensland Rail corporate device connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN.

External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Tanya Anderson with your specific enquiry on (07) 3072 0806 or email tanya.anderson@qr.com.au. Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.