Cadet (Materials Technician)

Do you want paid work while studying that supports Queensland’s transport network?

Join Transport and Main Roads in 2023! We are looking for future-focused cadets who value teamwork, a community minded spirit and are obsessive about customer service.

By joining Transport and Mail Roads as a cadet you will apply the technical skills you are learning to real-life projects. This will give you a head start in your career while helping the department deliver better transport solutions for Queensland.

In the role of Cadet (Materials Technician) you will be involved you will be involved in the sampling and testing of soil, aggregate, concrete, bitumen and asphalt used in road transport infrastructure construction and you will gain experience in the operation and calibration of state-of-the-art testing equipment used in the laboratory.

Accountabilities under supervision include:

  • Perform materials testing procedures under supervision in accordance with departmental standards, specifications, policies and procedures.
  • Assist with investigation and research projects using project management principles.
  • Assist in the analysis of test data and the drafting and preparation of technical reports.
  • Participate in all prescribed training and development opportunities.
  • Attend all required classes (including lectures, tutorials and practicals) and pass and successfully complete all examinations and assessments required to obtain your qualification, as described under 'mandatory requirements'.

Mandatory requirements:

Cadets are required to be studying or enrolled in:

  • Associate Degree of Civil Engineering or
  • Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering or
  • Equivalent qualification accredited under the Dublin Accord.

Other requirements:

  • Valid Queensland ‘C' class driver's licence or equivalent.

Positions are available in Mackay, Rockhampton and Warwick.

This is a program to redress the under-representation in this industry/profession of women, persons with a disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and person for whom English is not their first language and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Preference may be given to these types of applicants. 

For more information on Transport and Main Roads Cadetships, please visit 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.          

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023  

There are 3 Permanent positions available in multiple locations.

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.

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  • Job type:Cadetships
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Civil Structural
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen
  • Locations:

    Mackay, Rockhampton and Warwick



  • Closing Date:31st Jan 2023, 1:59 pm


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