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Rare Machinery Maintenance – Sovereign Hill

Closing date:   January 30, 2022
Institution:   Sovereign Hill
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   This is a part-time role. Internal Applicants only.
Location :   Ballarat
Contact name:   Georgia Fraser, 53292328
Contact email:   gfraser@sovereignhill.com.au

Sovereign Hill is internationally recognised as Australia’s foremost outdoor museum.  The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a not-for profit community-based organisation that includes: Sovereign Hill outdoor museum, the Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Hotel, AURA and Narmbool.

We are seeking and individual with a passion for rare machinery to join out engineering team as Rare Machinery Maintenance.

The Rare Machinery Maintenance Officer is responsible for the care and maintenance of rare machinery across the Sovereign Hill site – in particular, all plant, machinery and equipment associated with the Steam Operations area

If you enjoy a ‘hands on’ role, working within a great team and love variety in your daily work, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the servicing and maintenance of rare and/or historical plant & equipment (machinery)
  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance, operations and servicing of plant and equipment associated with Steam Operations
  • Experience in the use of hand tools
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to understand and work from plans
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Qualifications and checks

  • Current Australian manual drivers licence
  • Working with Children check
  • Police check
  • First Aid Certificate would be highly desirable
  • Licence to perform high risk work – scissor lift, working at heights etc. is preferred but not essential
  • Fully Covid Vaccinated
  • Will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia
  • Previous experience in the preservation, servicing and maintenance of rare and/or historical plant & equipment (machinery)
  • Previous experience in the development of maintenance procedures associated with the preservation, servicing and maintenance of rare and/or historical plant & equipment (machinery) highly desirable

Sovereign Hill welcomes, encourages and endorses applications from diverse backgrounds and provides equal opportunities to all who wish to apply.

For more information or to apply visit our website.


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