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Req. Id:  1674
Date:  14-Oct-2021

Hughenden, QLD, AU, 4821

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.


 About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Trackworker to join the team in Hughenden.

In this role you will be required to work effectively and efficiently as a member of a semi-autonomous workgroup under the competency-based system safely performing tasks in accordance with the requirement of Queensland Rail Workplace Health and Safety Act

 As a Trackworker you will be responsible for performing heavy manual labour activities. You will form part of a multi-skilled work group to deliver work allocated by the supervisor to the appropriate standards to ensure the operational integrity and efficiency of a designated location within a defined Rail Corridor.  


This position is always in the field conducting Track maintenance or Construction and you will take appropriate action to ensure rail infrastructure is in a safe operational condition.  You must be happy to work in a variety of weather conditions particularly high temperatures. please consider this before applying.


 Some of your day to day responsibilities include:


  • Contribute to the work output of the team by carrying out duties in a responsible manner in accordance with competency allocations.
  • Undertake duties as directed by your Supervisor or other competent person. 
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with the Safety Management System.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with the requirements of the Network Function Integrated Management Systems Business and Divisional Instructions to ensure minimal loss to people, property, processes and environment within their section of Network Function. 
  • Ensure safe working practices are adhered to and relevant work standards are met in accordance with Queensland Rail's policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and contribute to the development of new work practices.
  • Work within the guidelines of Queensland Rail's Employee Management System.



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


  • Hold a current manual ‘C’ class driver’ license
  • Previous experience in hands on labouring roles may be advantageous
  • Previous Trackworker experience may be advantageous
  • Front-end loader - excavator - skid steer – truck license, or other licenses / tickets are desirable but not essential
  • A strong work ethic and ability to work efficiently as part of a team
  • A strong commitment to safe working practices and zero harm attitude
  • Travel and work away from home when required



Full time annual salary: $51,647 + penalty rates + overtime + super.


Benefits on offer


  • Competitive Salary Packaging.
  • Generous superannuation scheme.
  • Queensland Rail also offers a healthy work/ life balance. 


This opportunity is permanent full-time and works across a 9-day fortnight generally between the hours of 07:00 and 16:00. The successful candidate must have flexibility to work and travel across the district and participate in an on-call roster as required.


The recruitment and selection process for this position may require shortlisted applicants to undertake Psychometric Assessment, Pre-Employment Health Assessments and background checks.



If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Trackworker (1674) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button.  Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm Tuesday 26th October 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.