Rail Signal Technicians

  • Working In Australia
Full time

Job Description

Rail Signals Technicians

  • Residential or FIFO opportunities within Rio Tinto’s Rail division – Western Australia
  • Enjoy the spoils of living on Australia’s west coast - a work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Generous relocation packages on offer, competitive remuneration package and benefits
  • Be at the forefront of rail innovation and work on the world’s first automated heavy-haul freight network 


About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We’re looking for experienced Signals Technicians to safely maintain and improve our rail signalling asset which includes the world’s first autonomous heavy haul system, Autohaul.

We operate 200 locomotives on more than 1,700 kilometres of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four port terminals. The average return distance of these trains is about 800 kilometres with the average journey cycle, including loading and dumping, taking approximately 40 hours.

Our network is the largest privately owned and operated heavy haul rail system in Australia, and as we focus on the future, our vision is to become the greatest heavy haul railway in the world.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.  

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.  

Reporting to the Signals Supervisor you will have the option to be residential in Karratha on a 4 days 4 nights 6 off, or FIFO to Tom Price and Gudai-Darri on an 8 day on 6 days off, 7 nights on 7 days off. In this role you will:

  • Efficiently carry out planned maintenance and inspections of train control signalling and associated communications to provide safe and reliable operation of the railway.
  • Safely support the Rail Network Renewal activities.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of improvement projects and propose improvements to maintenance processes.
  • Communicate regularly with key stakeholders including Train Control, Rail operations, and Engineering Support regarding the signalling system performance.
  • Identify faults and implement permanent solutions.

What you’ll Bring

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Electrical License
  • Certificate and experience in Rail Signalling
  • Excellent communications skills; and proven ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety procedures and systems
  • An ability to obtain a valid working visa and relocate to Western Australia at time of appointment with the assistance of Rio Tinto’s generous relocation package
  • Willingness to obtain a Western Australian C Class Manual Driver’s License upon arrival

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Vital / Radio / IP Communications knowledge
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs including SAP

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Discounted health cover scheme for you and immediate family
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and packaging options
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Company provided death and disability insurance cover

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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