Fitter Machinist – Belgrave based

Puffing Billy Railway
Yarra Valley & High Country
Trades & Services
Fitters, Turners & Machinists
Full time
Posted 3d ago

About Puffing Billy Railway

Located in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy Railway, a Victorian State entity, is Australia's premier preserved steam railway. Operating on the original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, this century-old train offers a range of fun-filled experiences for visitors young and old.

A major tourist attraction, Puffing Billy Railway continues to be a popular destination for visitors, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 300 volunteers and a small team of dedicated staff. 

About the Opportunity

Based predominantly at our Belgrave workshop, this full-time role (7.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday with an RDO a month) will be primarily required to carry out running maintenance and restoration of historic locomotives, carriages and other equipment.

This is a rare opportunity to work with a team of talented trades and craftspeople ensuring high quality maintenance and operation of Puffing Billy Railway’s locomotives and carriages. 

We require someone who is hard working, enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced work environment, using initiative and problem solve (heritage parts can’t be found on the shelves at Bunnings) and is not afraid to get dirty – working with heritage steam engines is dirty work!

A uniform of overalls and work boots are provided along with all PPE, tools and equipment to help you get the job done!

About You

If you are a skilled trades person who is a team player with great communication skills who enjoys learning new things this could be the job for you.

The ideal candidate would have the following:

  • A mechanical trade qualification as a Fitter or a Mechanic
  • Experience maintaining heavy machinery
  • Experience in using workshop machinery for drilling, cutting, grinding, milling and turning
  • Ability to interpret technical manuals and drawings, accurately work to tolerances and perform precision measurements
  • Welding experience would be highly regarded

In addition, the successful candidate may be required to work at any other nominated locations about the Belgrave-Gembrook railway corridor as required.

Please note: Before commencing, you will need to hold a full driver’s licence, current employee Working with Children Check (we can help you acquire), participate in a National Criminal History Check and participate in a Category 3 Rail Safety Health Assessment Medical.  Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

For further information and a position description see our website

Apply now via Seek with a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be the ideal candidate for this role.  Applications will be assessed as received.

Puffing Billy Railway is a child-safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.  We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process.  Employees are required to sign our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct, in addition to undergoing a Rail Safety Medical, participate in a National Criminal History Check and hold an employee status Working with Children Check.

Puffing Billy Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities who have the relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

Our Values – Safety, Respect, One Team, Excellence, Integrity, Legacy, Fun!


Any personal information that you provide in your employment application will be used for the purposes of assessing your application and will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy (available from our website).  If you are unsuccessful in securing a position with Puffing Billy Railway at this time, we will hold your application for 6 months, after which time it will be securely destroyed.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have professional welding experience?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

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