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Works Assistant

Metro Trains Melbourne

Location: Docklands

Job Type: Full time


Metro is a multi-award-winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive, and safety focused, and who are at the core of our success.

You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field, but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies, and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote a work/life balance, to allow team members to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal: providing a world-class railway service.

Why work at Metro Trains?

  • Receive a free Myki Pass that allows free Public Transport in Victoria!

  • Excellent remuneration with great career development opportunities.

  • Work with supportive, down to earth individuals from varying backgrounds.

  • Access a wide range of corporate discounts, including gym offers.

About the role:

As our Works Assistant for the Signals department, you’ll support the delivery of maintenance and renewals, reactive maintenance, system alterations and upgrades, and new works.

You’ll assist with the installation, repair and modification of Infrastructure assets, performing manual work and labouring tasks, as well as operating vehicles, trucks and minor plants. You’ll work with a safety focussed mindset, ensuring any potential hazards and risks are identified and managed in line with OH&S Standards and Metro Trains policies and procedures.

This a great opportunity to work for a multi-award-winning organisation where you will have opportunities to develop and upskill, so you can take your career to the next level.

You will need to be open to working anywhere across our network, working with flexibility to undertake shift duties on a 24/7 rotating roster, working reasonable overtime as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the installation, repair, and modification of Infrastructure assets.

  • Perform manual work associated with the maintenance, renewal, or upgrade of assets.

  • Perform labouring tasks using both hand tools and mechanical tools.

  • Operate vehicles, trucks, and minor plant, assisting with the operation of major plant.

  • Perform safe working duties associated with the day-to-day protection requirements.

  • Assist with inspections and update the system to provide information on asset condition.

  • Maintain workplace, yards, and any tools/equipment being used.

  • Ensure potential hazards and risks are identified and managed.

  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with internal and external regulations, such as OH&S.

About you:

  • Willing to learn and commit time to upskilling.

  • Willing to take a Category One medical assessment (more information below).

  • Great communication skills, both written and oral, with a good level of working English.

  • Safety focussed, with knowledge of requirements working in rail/maintenance industry.

  • First Aid Certificate – preferred.

If you are the preferred candidate after the interview stage, you will need to pass a Category One medical assessment in order to be officially offered the role. This will consist of a full heavy functional medical, drug and alcohol screening, hearing and vision test and more. Further information can be found by clicking or copying and pasting the following link:

Ready to apply? Great!

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

Click to submit your application by Sunday 27th November 2022 @ 5pm.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.