W107618 - Mechanical fitter

Mechanical fitter
BlueScope Steel

BlueScope is a global leader in premium steel products. The facility at Western Port in Hastings manufactures a broad range of products for the building and construction industry including brands such as Colorbond®. BlueScope are offering a number of terrific SWL placements across all areas of the business in 2017.
Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in this unique steel manufacturing environment, with the potential to transition to apprenticeships or traineeships down the track.
BlueScope are offering a number of placements for students who are currently studying Certificate II in Engineering or higher. These placements, across a variety of areas at the Westernport facility, will give you the chance to work with and observe highly skilled professionals in this unique manufacturing environment. This is a fantastic chance to get a great insight into large scale engineering work, with the possibility of pathways to future apprenticeships with BlueScope Steel

Skills You Might Learn

Students may have the opportunity to attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These will include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self-management
- Learning
- Technology

Students may attain vital industry specific skills which will also relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.

Typical Tasks & Duties

During your placement, you may undertake the following:
- Participate in quality and specification analysis.
- Data analysis
- Participate in inspections and routine and scheduled maintenance.
- Participate in equipment change over
- Participate in workshop activities
- Stack, store and inventory materials
- Observe OH&S procedures on site
- Apply safe handling and use of plant and power tools

Student Requirements

As this is a large scale manufacturing environment, students must adhere to stringent occupational health and safety rules. All students will participate in BluesScope Steel’s OH&S induction prior to the commencement of the placement.

Students entering these engineering placements must have completed the required OH&S unit aligned with their electrical VET course.

Students are to have a genuine desire to pursue a pathway in the the mechanical engineering industry, be technical and process driven.

Dress Requirements

Being a large manufacturing facility, BlueScope has a strict dress policy to ensure your safety when on site. You will be advised at interview of the dress requirements you must adhered to during your placement. Failure to meet these dress requirements at any time will prevent you from attending placement

Special Transport Requirements

Student is to arrange own transport to and from the employer. Not near public transport.

Student may need to travel on site with supervisor so a travel consent form will need to be signed off.


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Positions: 4 Positions
ID Number: W107618
Location: Hastings - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Placement is in term 3. Students will be required to undertake mandatory OH&S induction at the end of term 1 (date to be confirmed). Placement is one day per week over 10 weeks. If while on placement you cannot attend please ensure that you have instructions from employer as to how this is best communicated and when notification is needed by. Please notify your teacher immediately if you cannot attend placement.
Added By: Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning & Employment Network


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