Officer in Charge

Metro Trains Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

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?

  • Excellent remuneration - on average, MTM OIC’s earn in excess of $190K per year.

  • Relocation costs covered by us for successful interstate applicants.

  • 5 Weeks annual leave in your first year and an additional 5 ‘bonus days’ each year after.

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

  • Work for an award-winning rail operator in the heart of metropolitan Melbourne.

About the role:
As our Signalling Team continues to expand with the introduction of high-capacity Metro Trains, we’re seeking motivated, pro-active, and enthusiastic qualified Officers In Charge to perform reactive and preventative maintenance tasks across our diverse network.

Embracing change and demonstrating leadership skills should be at the forefront of your mind, as you’ll be driving performance through efficient use of recourses and commitment to quality outcomes.

You’ll be overseeing the installation, repair and modifications of signalling equipment and associated infrastructure, and will be joining MTM at an exciting time as we expand and integrate more new and exciting projects, such as the Metro Tunnel Project!

Please note: Only qualified Officers will be considered for this role.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support engineers and contractors in testing and commissioning following maintenance renewal activities, configuration changes, improving maintenance standards and provision of new installations.

  • Adherence to all legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • Support the achievement of Balance Scorecard objectives.

  • Monitor the departments performance with regards to failures and train running statistics.

  • Allocate staff and material resources to achieve effective maintenance outcomes to accord with defined standards and within scheduled cycles within the group.

  • Assist in inspections and achievement of maintenance targets for the whole system within the group or as directed.

  • Supervise staff activities and administer staff roster, attending and timekeeping.

  • Ensure the work environment, practices and activities adhere to the quality system and environmental requirements.

  • Attend incidents and take charge of resources, investigations and rectifications pending arrival of the Group Supervisor or another Senior Officer.

  • Maintain and update stores, circuit plans, maintenance manuals and instructions held at the Group.

  • Prepare and forward incident, technical and administration reports.

  • Provide advice to senior management regarding to the adequacy and frequency of maintenance of all signalling assets.

About you:

  • Diploma In Railway Signalling or equivalent – mandatory.

  • Track Force Protection Coordinator 3.1.

  • First Aid and CPR certified.

  • Sound experience of train operating rules/procedures in relation to the functioning of signalling infrastructure.

  • Extensive knowledge and skills necessary to carry out a diverse range of technical duties within the Signals Maintenance Group.

  • Sound experience of train operating rules and procedures in relation to the functioning of signalling infrastructure.

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

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