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Senior Technical Officer - Mechanical

APA Group

Location: Dandenong

Job Type: Full time


About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $21 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

We employee more than 2000 people across Australia and know that they are the key to our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture, where all our people feel safe, valued, and trusted to do their best every day to deliver our vision to be world class in energy solutions.

The Opportunity

We now have an opportunity available for a Senior Technical Officer – Mechanical to join our Operations team based in Geelong on a full time permanent basis.

Reporting to the Regional Manager Melbourne, you will play a key role in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of high pressure natural gas pipeline assets.

Technical Officer – Mechanical is a residential role with travel and work at various local sites required. Vehicle will be included.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance and safe operations of assets related to our Gas Transmission Pipeline. Including Gas Turbines, Metering Equipment, Process Heaters, Aftercoolers, Valves and regulators.
  • Undertake programmed maintenance activities for remote monitoring control systems, pneumatic and process control instrumentation and associated power and distribution equipment
  • Able to work within a Maintenance systems such as Maximo or SAP.
  • Recommend maintenance/system improvements for complex system faults to eliminate faults and improve equipment reliability
  • Contribute to the positive safety culture and demonstrate safety leadership
  • Install new equipment and equipment modifications to enhance operational effectiveness and meet customer requirements ensuring compliance to standards

About You

  • Trade qualification – Mechanical
  • Experience in operations and maintenance of same or similar industry is desirable but not essential
  • Able to commit to rotating oncall roster once every four weeks
  • Commitment to safety of you, your team mates, community, environment and the process
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability to changing priorities to maintain operations
  • High customer focus – internal and external

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace – one in which everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

About the Team

APA, Victorian Operations western region have positions available to join a highly skill team of trades people working to maintain and operate various equipment including valves and actuators, pipelines and Gas turbines across this region. The work is varied across several sites including Geelong, Iona (Port Campbell) and other regional Vic Western sites. This is an exciting time to join a capable and enthusiastic team to support Melbourne’s energy infrastructure into the future.

Working at APA

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in.

APA provides you with access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs. APA also have an inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Sound like your kind of career?We’d love to hear from you.
Role closes Sunday 26th March 2023. Role Reference number 3750

PD is available on request by emailing and quoting the above reference number.