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Way Maintainer

Metro Trains Melbourne

Location: Caulfield

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 individuals from varying backgrounds and experiences.

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

About the role:

Metro is looking for a skilled operative to undertake corrective, preventative and reactive maintenance and renewals activities of track assets. You’ll need to have track experience and thrive working in a team environment, using your written and oral communication skills to help produce exceptional quality work in line with standards set by Metro.

You’ll be labouring, installing and maintaining works on track, working safely and efficiently to meet deadlines. To be successful in this role you’ll have an interest in/be familiar with mechanical systems, and have a flair for finding solutions that improve processes and increase productivity.

This position is a night shift role working 22:00-06:00 on a Sunday-Thursday night roster, accruing an extra day off every 4 weeks. You must be able to work reasonable overtime as required, responding to after hour's emergencies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake maintenance and installation work to ensure timely completion of maintenance or renewals tasks.

  • Perform construction, maintenance, repair, renewal or upgrade of track assets, including:

    • Rail and all track components, sleepers, ballast, formation, reserve management, drainage and geometry management.

  • Install and maintain lubricator units involving rail grease.

  • Complete labouring tasks using hand tools and mechanical tools, regularly performing one or more of the following tasks:

    • Welding, track inspection, or operation of mobile/mechanised plant.

  • Carry out regular checks as per plant maintenance schedules, maintaining the workplace, yards, and any tools/equipment used.

  • Actively participate in on-job instruction, pre and post-work meetings, as well as contributing to toolbox and visualisation meetings.

  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with internal and external policies and procedures, including OH&S.

About you:

  • Cert II – Rail Infrastructure (Core and Track Fundamentals).

  • Train Track Safety Awareness Certificate.

  • Safeworking L2.1 (Lookout) - or be willing to obtain and practice when required.

  • Safeworking L2.2 (Handsignaller) - or be willing to obtain and practice when required.

  • Experience, ability and fitness level to be able to use powered plant, including (but not limited to):

    • Rail Saw (Disc Cutter), Impact Wrench, Rail Drill, Hand Held Tamper, Hydraulic Spike Puller, Hydraulic Huck Bolt machine, Hydraulic Track Tensor units.

  • Sound knowledge of the safety requirements of working in the rail and maintenance industry, OHS Act, Codes of Practice, regulations, safe working practices, and HV Rules.

  • Medium Rigid (MR) driver’s license – preferred.

  • First Aid Certificate Level 2 – preferred.

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 4th December 2022 @ 5pm.

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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.