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Systems Maintainer

Req. Id:  1855
Date:  05-Nov-2021

Cairns, QLD, AU, 4870

Company:  Queensland Rail


Queensland Rail is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland.  The organisation aims to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

At Queensland Rail we believe safety comes first. Always.



 About the role:



In this role you will be responsible for carrying out the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical signalling equipment including standby generator plants if applicable, and report on the performance and condition of the asset to ensure it is safe and in effective operation.



 Some of your day to day responsibilities include:



  • Install, maintain and repair mechanical signalling equipment in accordance with predefined work programs.
  • Maintain and repair standby generator plants in accordance with predefined work programs.
  • 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 maintenance performed verses the scheduled maintenance program and equipment performance and condition irregularities for defined section of responsibility.
  • Progress the implementation and application of work procedures and practices in pursuit of assuring and continuously improving quality.




To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must have the following:



  • Substantial knowledge of the maintenance standards and procedures associated with mechanical signalling equipment.
  • Substantial skill in installation and maintenance of mechanical signalling equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of signalling safe working practices and principles.
  • Sound knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety Act and relevant Queensland Rail safety policies and procedures.
  • Sound interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to commit to and work within Queensland Rail's Values and Behaviours.
  • Be available for call out/standby duties, overtime and higher grade relief as required;
  • Be available to work away from home station and travel as required;
  • Undertake further training considered necessary for the effective performance of the duties associated with the position and career development;
  • Work in a semi-autonomous manner within broad guidelines.




To apply for this role you will need to be in possession of the following :


National Driver's License C (Qld)

Cert III Mechanical Rail Signalling



Full time annual salary: $61,287 + Super.


Position description





If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Systems Maintainer (1855) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button.  Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm Thursday 8th December 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 Colette Brock with your specific enquiry on 07 3072 2568 or email colette.brock@qr.com.au  Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.