Apprentice Machinist

Job No: KGE17
Location: Rutherford


Working with Kings Engineering

Kings Engineering is a leading NSW engineering business. Founded in 1923 and privately owned, Kings has a proud history of providing engineering solutions across a range of industries. Located at Rutherford, Kings works across a range of industries including tunnelling and infrastructure, open cut and underground mining, rail and manufacturing. Kings Engineering is proudly owned and operated by The Bloomfield Group.

We are committed to diversity in the workplace and we invest in our people so that they can deliver for our customers. Our inclusive Apprenticeship Training Program has been developing the next generation of tradespeople and leaders for more than 40 years.

About the role

Kings Engineering has an exciting position in its team for an Apprentice Machinist.

Fantastic opportunity for passionate and motivated individuals looking for a future trade career. Our program is unique and highly regarded in the Engineering and Mining industries, we have an inclusive in-house program that is company operated. We are invested in our Apprentice Program and developing the next generation of trade’s people and potential leaders of our business. An apprenticeship with us will allow you to gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience for a career in your chosen field.

If successful in gaining one of these sought after opportunities, you will embark on a structured training program with potential for site placements across the Bloomfield Group and can expect to work in a caring environment where your learning is guided by experienced tradespersons, supervisors, and managers supported by the Human Resources and Training Team.

The program includes a comprehensive internal work ready program which has been designed to assist your transition into the apprenticeship by providing you with a sound understanding of our business, our Values, and Management Systems. The training has a strong focus on the importance of health and safety and developing the correct techniques when using trade tools and operating various equipment. Ongoing coaching and training will also be provided to you by your supervisors and experienced tradespersons throughout your apprenticeship to develop the knowledge and skills for you to become a competent tradesperson. In addition to this you will also complete formal training at a Registered Training Organisation.

We are proud of the strong history and dedication the Group has shown to our Apprentice Program which has shaped the development of many highly competent Tradespeople, Engineers, and Managers a number of whom are still with the business contributing to the Group’s success.

If you are successful, you will commence our Apprenticeship Program in December 2022 and will be employed with Kings Engineering working at our Rutherford workshop or Ashtonfield workshop.

Essential Criteria

  • Access to your own reliable transport to and from site
  • Possess strong mathematical aptitude with a minimum of Year 10 completion prior to commencement of Apprentice Program
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for your chosen trade
  • Take pride in the quality of your work
  • Be able to work independently, as well as contribute to a team
  • Be reliable for full-time working hours Monday to Friday and some weekends
  • Be committed to completing and passing all practical and theory-based study requirements of your Apprenticeship
  • Comfortable working at heights and in a physically demanding environment

Investing in our people and our community

At Kings Engineering, part of The Bloomfield Group, we invest in our people and we invest in the community. We offer a highly competitive salary plus super, discounted gym memberships and a range of other benefits.

Underpinning how we go about our work are our company values: We Care. We Deliver.

  • We respect and care about the safety and wellbeing of our people, our local community and the environment.
  • We work together with integrity to deliver safety, operational best practice, customer satisfaction and compliance.

This position requires an individual aligned to the values of Bloomfield.

To Apply

To apply for the position, please answer the screening questions and attach your covering letter and resume. In your covering letter you need to introduce yourself, explain why you would like to complete this trade, explain how you meet the essential criteria and describe why you would like to work for The Bloomfield Group. Your resume should include your personal details, education and any other work experience completed. Please note: If an application does not include the required information/attachments it will not be considered. In providing your CV to Bloomfield you acknowledge acceptance to be included in its recruitment processes as defined by the business and available at  

Applications close 26 June 2022

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To find out more about The Bloomfield Group, please visit

The Bloomfield Group is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity, priding itself on an inclusive workplace.  All applicants must be able to evidence their Right To Work in Australia.

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About Bloomfield Group

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group.

Australian owned and operated, we have been part of the community for more than 80 years and employ hundreds of local people.

The mining operations are our Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton, and our Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland.

The Hunter based Kings Engineering business is also owned by the Group.

To learn more about the working The Bloomfield Group, watch this short introductory video.