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Signal Electrician


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  • Attractive salary package.
  • Opportunity to develop a long-term career.
  • 9-day fortnight.

Working in a small workgroup within the Wayside Systems Team based in Mackay, we have a permanent opportunity for a Signal Electrician to carry out the installation, maintenance, and repair of all signalling equipment. In this role you will be also be responsible for reporting on the performance and condition of the signalling asset to ensure it's safe and effective operation.

About the role 

  • Install, maintain and repair signalling equipment including telemetry equipment in accordance with predefined work programs.
  • Repair and adjust mechanical signalling equipment as required.
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) requirements and legislative policies including work activities performed by subordinate employees.
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with technical and operational specification and standards including work activities performed by subordinate employees.
  • Maintain all records and associated documentation relating to asset condition, maintenance programs and costing systems.
  • Report on actual work performed against the scheduled work program, and report any equipment performance and condition irregularities.
  • Progress the implementation and application of work procedures and practices in pursuit of ensuring continuous quality improvement.

About you

To be considered for this role you must possess the following qualifications:

  • Provide CPR 12 Mths
  • Low Voltage Rescue 12 Mths
  • Current Queensland Manual Drivers Licence
  • Cert IV Rail Signalling
  • Current Queensland Electrical Mechanic Licence

In addition you will need:

  • Sound knowledge of wayside signalling equipment and relevant installation and maintenance standards.
  • Sound skill in the installation, maintenance and fault rectification of wayside signalling equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of signalling Safeworking practices and principles.
  • Sound knowledge of the WH&S Act and relevant Queensland Rail policies and procedures.
  • Sound interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to commit to and work within Queensland Rail's Values and Behaviours.

What to expect

  • You will be required to work a 9-day fortnight and will be rostered once per month to be on standby.
  • You must be willing to work away from home however travelling for field work will be part of your working hours. Queensland Rail will also pay for your accommodation when staying away from home.
  • Paid training and ongoing support to develop your experience with access to internal vacancies.
  • Strong focus on safety – we ‘work safe’ every day to ensure everyone goes ‘home safe’.
  • Tools, uniform, PPE and shared vehicle is supplied.
  • The opportunity to explore Queensland – enjoy discounts on rail travel as well as accommodation, travel insurance, theme parks and attractions and more through QRI Lifestyle.

Position Description

If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Signal Electrician (351) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm 15th April 2021.

The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Rachel Groves with your specific enquiry on 1800 115 000 or email qrcareers@qr.com.au. Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.