Project Coordinator - Mechanical Fitter


Location: Port Kembla

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

  • Opportunity to enjoy a coastal lifestyle, while working at the iconic Port Kembla NSW Steelworks.
  • Your chance to join a friendly and inclusive team, while working in a dynamic industry.

Based in the Illawarra, Ventia’s ‘NSW Industrial’ business group provides a range of contract maintenance and miscellaneous services work for a variety of Clients.
Working within our longstanding BlueScope Plant Maintenance Contract, an opportunity exists for a tradesperson to join Ventia and the Coke Plant 1 Team as a Project Coordinator – Mechanical Fitter.

Pay and Conditions

Employed as a tradesperson via industrial instrument ‘Ventia Plant Maintenance (Port Kembla) Enterprise Agreement 2021', this permanent full-time position will attract an all-purpose ‘Maintenance Specialist' allowance, lifting the base rate of pay to $44.02 per hour.

About The Role:
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Project Coordinator – Mechanical Fitter supports the Project Team with the scheduling, planning, coordination, execution, and hand over of project work, with the goal of delivering projects on time and within safety, quality, and cost requirements. Drawing from your trade and/or engineering background, you will also provide technical and safety expertise, recommendations, and advice on how to best execute the project work.

Key accountabilities of the position include:

  • Contribute to the overall asset strategy of equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders (trades, operations and contractors) in order to plan and execute project work.
  • Prepare project task documentation, and detail planning, that enables the safe, efficient, and cost-effective execution of project tasks.
  • Create work detail documents (work orders), that include associated drawings, manuals and / or prints.
  • Ensure that all safety requirements are captured and planned into the process for the work order.
  • Schedule the execution of project work within the SAP system.
  • Ensure key spares and components are fit for purpose for the project work and available when required.
  • Take accountability and responsibility for the project work task execution as the ‘Work Owner’ and/or ‘Person in Charge’.
  • Provide direction, technical guidance, and support in relevant discipline to other team members / service providers to complete project tasks.
  • Support the multi-discipline teams with ‘hands on’ work activities.
  • Monitor and report the condition of assets.
  • Participate in root cause analysis (RCA) and continuous improvement initiatives.

The Person

  • Our people are our strength. We’re looking for individuals who are:
  • Safe for life - Safe for each other,
  • Passionate about their trade,
  • Think broadly and outside the box,
  • Love to explore ideas and provide solutions for continuous improvement, and
  • Thrive on team outcomes and success.

To be successful in this role the following qualification, licences, skills and experience is required:

  • Qualified Trades person or other relevant qualifications such as an Engineering degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards
  • NSW Drivers Licence
  • OHS General Construction Induction Card (White Card)


  • The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • A proactive nature to support your team and its success
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Pride in your standard of work with a passion for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities
  • Proven computer literacy (MS windows, office, outlook).
  • Experience, in the application of computerised maintenance management systems and processes (SAP), is desirable.

If you are interested in this opportunity and believe you have the appropriate level of skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

To register your interest in the above vacancy, please submit your application via the "APPLY" button below. Closing date for all applications will be Sunday, 9 October 2022.

You may also reach out to Grace Aberin at 0477 487079/ for more information.

Position Reference Number: 132197

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