Start your Apprenticeship or Traineeship with MIGAS – Hunter Valley – Manufacturing Industries Group Apprenticeship Scheme (MIGAS)

Start your apprenticeship or traineeship with MIGAS

  • Kick-start your career via an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Multiple apprentice and trainee positions available now in Hunter Valley region
  • Earn and learn straight out of school in your trade of choice

MIGAS supports you through the entire process

As part of an apprenticeship or traineeship, you’ll be paid to receive on-the-job training in a real workplace while completing a Vocational qualification at Certificate level to become fully qualified – and MIGAS is there to support you at every step.

Choose your trade

We’re currently searching for the right people across a variety of trade areas who want to work in mining, construction, engineering, automotive, administration or even start their own business down the track:

Electrical – refrigeration, air conditioning, communications, instrumentation

Automotive – mechanical fitting, diesel, light heavy vehicle

Construction – carpentry, plumbing, cabinet making

Engineering – welding, boilermaking, diesel fitting, fabrication

Traineeships – administration, sales, customer service, warehousing logistics

Who we’re looking for

At MIGAS we’re known for the quality and commitment of our apprentices and trainees. If you pride yourself on being on time and ready to get stuck into the job at hand, are reliable and eager to learn new skills, enjoy physical work and different challenges each day then we’d like to hear from you. We’re an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from female, male, Indigenous, entry level and mature age applicants who are serious about completing an apprenticeship or traineeship, leading to fantastic long term career prospects.

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Field Technician – Hyden Engineering

Hyden Engineering is an innovative organisation that has developed a number of products including Easilube®, an automatic lubrication system for mobile machinery, Enviro-Spray®, a dust suppression system for mining construction, Cable-Safe®, a complete hydraulic system for shuttle cars and OmniControl®, a general purpose control, diagnostic and monitoring system. The business manufactures, supplies, installs and supports these products throughout NSW and Qld.

We pride ourselves in the level of support we provide to all stakeholders.

About the Opportunity

Our small team supplies and installs systems to earth moving machinery primarily in the Sydney-Newcastle-Singleton area and repairs products at our Maitland workshop.

We require both mechanical fitters and electrical fitters seeking to expand their abilities into both hydraulic and electrical systems. A flexible attitude in regard to work hours is essential for field work and the position offers an attractive remuneration depending on experience, a company maintained work vehicle, phone, IPad and clothing will be provided.

The application

To apply for this role submit a cover letter, current resume and any relevant certificates/ licences.

In addition to providing a resume, applicants are requested to rank their ability from 1 to 10, with ten being highest level, in the following areas:

  • Running and installation of electrical system on mobile plant
  • Manufacturing of electrical harnesses
  • Assembly of control panels and electrical enclosures
  • Running hydraulic hoses and pipes
  • ‘Stick’ welding
  • Ability to diagnose electrical problems
  • Ability to diagnose hydraulic problems
  • Level of experience in repairs to hydraulic equipment
  • Level of experience with field maintenance of earth moving machinery
  • Physical fitness

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 /year

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Sheetmeal Worker

Located in Sandgate NSW, Caterlec Equipment Management – Sheetmetal specialises in custom stainless steel benches and exhaust canopies for commercial kitchens. We also provide stainless steel, mild steel and alloy products to various industries and take pride in our high-quality work/finishes.

We are looking for a reliable trade qualified Sheetmetal worker experienced in the fabrication of stainless steel benchwork for an immediate start. Predominately a workshop based position, however site work is required.

Successful applicants must

be a trade qualified Sheetmetal worker

hold a current Driver’s Licence

perform all facets of Sheetmetal Fabrication including welding and polishing to a high-quality finish

be able to work from drawings

be punctual and reliable with the ability to effectively work unsupervised

have a commitment to quality and detail whilst working to deadlines

Hours of work: 7:30 to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

If you believe you can fulfil the above and you are proud to take ownership of your work, please attach your resume and apply below.

Not Specified

Work Type:
Full time position

Permanent position


Job ID:

Public Employer

Last Modified:
12 May 2017

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Workshop/Site Manager Kooragang +1 – Pacific National

Deliver maintenance excellence for well known national rail business

  • Lead from the front with Safety, Customer, Performance, People and Teamwork
  • Newcastle based people and site management opportunity
  • About Us

    Pacific National (PN) is one of Australia’s largest rail providers. We handle and haul millions of tonnes of agricultural and resource commodities, retail goods, manufacturing products, construction and other materials that keep the region’s economy, businesses and households running. We employ around 4000 people in over 100 sites across Australia. Join our team as we continue to strive to become market leaders in logistic services that connect businesses and their markets across Australia.

    The Opportunity

    An opportunity exists within our NSW Asset and Infrastructure Services Maintenance Delivery Team for an experienced Workshop/Site Manager for our purpose built, off train wagon maintenance facility in Newcastle. This facility is integral to the successful delivery of PN’s daily customer service plan across the wider Hunter Valley and North West rail network. The Workshop/Site Manager is responsible for the overall safety and performance on site through the leadership of a team of approximately 20 shift workers and team leaders performing maintenance activities as well as managing incident response and controlling site visitors.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Lead a team of front line maintainers to safely deliver planned and reactive repairs and improvement programs including structural repairs, routine overhauls and inspections to rolling stock on time and within budget
    • Participate as a key member on NSW Maintenance Management Leadership Team
    • Liaise with Integrated planning and operations to ensure availability and reliability targets are met
    • Ensure compliance to safety, quality and rail standards for maintenance and inspection of rolling stock
    • Develop work shop team with high performance, continuous improvement and customer service focus
    • Implement innovations to improve cycle times
    • Develop workshop capability and flexibility of services

    About You

    To be successful in this role, you will have a mechanical background with strong knowledge of structural welding, metal working and repair procedures to Australian Welding standards. This background will enable you to provide technical support, training and supervision for repairs, as well as to develop and optimise processes to ensure relevant quality standards. You will have a proven track record in developing high performance work teams, ideally within a heavy maintenance and industrialised environment. Accustomed to working within high risk and regulated requirements, you will have the energy, agility and capability to motivate your team to achieve safety and performance targets whilst fostering a positive and collaborative workplace culture.

    In addition you will possess:

    • Financial management skills with commercial nous;
    • A working knowledge of relevant industrial laws, including OHS legislation, as well as demonstrated conflict management, negotiation and problem solving skills;
    • Strong planning , coordination, project management and optimisation of work skills with a process improvement focus;
    • Tertiary or Diploma qualifications in a Reliability, Engineering, Operations or Logistics discipline will be highly regarded as will any qualifications in Lean manufacturing and Asset management and experience with Reliability Centred Maintenance Strategies.

    The Benefits

    Our culture embraces diversity and flexible work options. Working for us will put you in a strategic position with your career, with opportunities for growth and development along with financial and non financial benefits, such as paid parental leave, opportunity to purchase additional annual leave, discounts on health insurance, travel and more.

    We’re looking for people who share our values of Safety, People Teamwork, Customer and Performance, and live these values through open and honest communications, personal accountability and respect.

    We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage everyone to apply.

    Closing Date

    Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 21st May.

    Next Steps

    Are you ready to be part of our future?

    To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below and follow the prompts.

    To find out more about careers with us, our benefits and the opportunities we offer, visit our careers page

    Home Safely Everyday – Our top priority is getting you home to your family safely every day.

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    Sheetmetal Worker and/or Apprentice – PROLEC ELECTRICAL

    This is an exciting opportunity for sheetmetal tradesman and/or apprentices to join an ever growing sheet metal workshop in the Newcastle area.

    We are seeking an experienced sheet metal tradesman as well as applications for apprentices (New, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years can apply) to join a passionate team in a busy manufacturing workshop the Newcastle area.


    Tasks will include but not limited to:

    Tasks will include but not limited to:

    Fabrication of switchboards, enclosures as well as light fabrication – folding, cutting, welding (MIG,TIG), polishing, etc.

    Essential Criteria:

    1st Class trades qualified sheet metal worker/fabricator.
    Completion of trade qualification as a first class sheet metal worker.
    Must be able to work with or without drawings (read interpret technical drawings).
    Must be able to work un-supervised,
    MMAW, TIG and MIG welding skills.
    Experience with S/S, Aluminium, mild steel fabrication.
    Ability to work with minimum supervision and/or as part of a team.
    High attention to detail.
    Driver’s licence with own reliable transport
    Strong experience with power and hand tools
    Polishing experience
    Have the ability to utilise metal working machinery
    Must be well presented

    Desirable Criteria:

    Computer knowledge.
    Able to read drawings, prepare sketches for CAD Drawings.
    Program operate CNC machinery
    Ability to work conscientiously and showing initiative.


    Essential criteria for this position:

    Drivers licence
    Strong safety performance at previous employment
    Willingness to learn
    Have a genuine interest and passion in sheet metal work
    Completed HSC
    Be a 2nd/3rd/4th Year Sheet Metal Apprentice
    High attention to detail
    You will be a strong communicator
    Possess a good work ethic
    Be a proven team player

    Desirable criteria:

    Experience with CAD software will be advantageous

    Duties Include:

    Learning all aspects Metal Fabrication
    Workshop based with some on-site work
    Listening and following instructions from supervisors
    Following all WHS Policies Procedures
    General Housekeeping
    Welding, cutting, bending sheet metal
    Attending and passing TAFE

    You will be studying Certificate III Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication).

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    2nd class welder – Recruitment Revolution

    Our client is currently seeking experienced 2nd Class Structural Welders for there branch based in Heatherbrae. This branch is leading multi-disciplined engineering company specialising in Electrical Engineering Solutions, Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication.

    This is an on-going contract which is required to start within the week.

    To be consider for this role, you must meet the following requirements:

    A minimum of 4-years experience in Structural Welding (AS/NSZ 1554)

    Experience in Flux Cord Welding

    Work as part of a team to meet deadlines

    Have a high standard of quality workmanship and accuracy

    Own welding helmet and PPE

    Adhere to the OHS requirements within a manufacturing/ engineering environments

    Provide 2 references (Reference checks will be conducted for the successful candidates)

    Pass random drug and alcohol testings, conducted throughout the time of the contract As part of the selection process, welding testing will be conducted.

    If you’re available to start within a week and can display the above requirements of this role, we want to hear from you – apply now!

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