Field Operative

Job Description

About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $22 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, Tasmania with Victoria 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 employ more than 2,200 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.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Field Operative to join the APA Networks team in Rockhampton on a Permanent fulltime basis.   

Reporting to the Supervisor - Field Services, you will play a key role in the safe and timely delivery of field activities in relation to the operation, repair and maintenance of the gas distribution network and underground gas pipelines. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the crew leader, work efficiently to repair gas leaks including emergency repairs, carrying out construction and alteration of mains and services
  • Safely use all types of manual and mechanically operated equipment associated with excavation work, e.g. excavator, shovels, jackhammers, compaction equipment etc.
  • Perform routine checks using all types of equipment associated with gas reticulation e.g. pipe & cable locators and gas detection equipment
  • Accurately locate gas reticulation, underground plant and other utilities using equipment provided
  • Loading and unloading of quarry materials including transportation to and from site

Your background 

  • Must be prepared to work on a rotating standby roster offering 24 hour / day, 7 day / week support
  • Prior experience or skills in gas distribution and/or field maintenance activities
  • Previous experience in distribution networks is advantageous
  • MR license and mobile plant experience e.g. skid steer and excavator are highly desirable
  • Demonstrated strong focus on safety

About the Team 

We manage and operate transmission pipelines and local distribution networks that deliver gas to around 1.4 million households and businesses across Australia.  

This is an exciting time for the Networks team, we are growing and expanding with many new projects and have a strong culture of continuous improvement.  We need people who are courageous, nimble and ready to make a positive impact.

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 Wednesday, 7 June, 2023.  Role Reference number 4053

PD is available on request by emailing

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