ID: 213002

Engineer / Skilled Fitter / Turner / Machinist

Museums & Heritage Regular - more than 6 months Rozelle NSW

About this opportunity

Our workshop is located at Rozelle Bay, nearby the light rail and buses, with some onsite parking.

Join our team of highly skilled trades people in our well-equipped machine shop. We seek a fully-trained and experienced engineering workshop Fitter and Machinist, able to work without close supervision to overhaul equipment and make new components for our boats.

No day is the same and you will be involved in overhauling all kinds of mechanical and hydraulic equipment, making parts, forming heavy hull plates, overhauling pumps, steam engines, electrical items, fabricating pipe work, etc.

It is what we call "a happy shed" where there are no cliques, no politics, and an atmosphere of mutual support. Ask a question and receive a cheerful answer. On your first day you will be warmly greeted and shown around to see what is going on. All ages and genders are welcome.

You will need ability to safely operate lathes, milling machines and drilling machines and equipment normally found in a mechanical repair facility. Machine tools include: • 18” Macson lathe • Engine lathe • Bridgeport knee milling machines • Textron (Bridgeport look-a-like) mill with CNC control (Mach 4 system) • Large knee type milling machine • Large radial drills • Pedestal drill Full range of hand and hand power tools. PPE is provided. Welding equipment and tradesman welders are on site.

Interested? Apply online now with information about you. Under "interests, skills & qualifications" please detail: What interests you in our opportunity Skills and qualifications Days you are available Further information - see our website: and click on EXPLORE.

The Sydney Heritage Fleet is a partner in the Australian Government Jobseeker program, so if you fit their criteria and are suitable for roles that SHF need filled, you may be able to work in our dynamic teams and continue on Jobseeker support.

Additional requirements

Flu vaccination .

Stout work clothes. Steel capped boots.
All other protective gear is supplied

To work as a volunteer, and meet our worker insurance policy, you will need to become a member of Sydney Heritage Fleet, by going to our website (below). $79 p.a., reducing as you build up volunteer hours,

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Time Required

Volunteer days are normally Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm , flexible to suit your availability. Tea break at 9 am, lunch at 12 pm. If need arises, you may like to volunteer to help out on other days when an urgent task comes up.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Trades & Maintenance

It is expected that you will already be an experienced tradesperson. Training in the unique features of the Rozelle Workshop will be willingly and cheerfully provided whenever you need it.


After 100 volunteer hours worked you will receive a gift voucher for cruises on our vessels, merchandise from our shop, Yakka overalls. Bottomless tea