Wanted: TBM operator trainees

Posted: 3rd Apr

Cross Yarra Partnership is looking for drivers to operate the massive tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will dig the Metro Tunnel.

Six trainee drivers will be hired, all from Victoria, with the recruitment process to begin this month and successful candidates to start training in May.

The trainees will take part in a world-class accelerated training program led by experienced TBM operators, tunnellers and engineers.

Training will include a cutting edge TBM simulator that provides a computer-generated replica of the control panel inside a TBM and recreates the geologies and operating conditions underground.

What does it mean to be a TBM Operator?

Being a TBM operator requires an appreciation of mechanics, a knowledge of civil engineering and an understanding of geology. Inside this mobile machine, measuring in excess of 8 meters in diameter sits the operator who uses screens as an aid to constantly monitor the trajectory and driving progress of the tunnel. The operator has a vital role in the construction site.

The successful TBM driver candidates will be required to have an appreciation of mechanics, knowledge of civil engineering and an understanding of geology.

For more information and to apply, view the job ad

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