What does an Infrastructure Maintainer do?

As an Infrastructure Maintainer, you will spend most of your time outdoors and working with a team of people to carry out the physical work of maintaining our rail track. You will carry out general labouring and track maintenance duties while meeting the standards of ARTC. The work performed can change each day. The different duties can include site safety protection work, visual inspections of rail track, using equipment such as front end loaders or even shovels to repair or maintain track and welding of new rail or welding repairs broken rail. As you progress with your training and experience you may have the opportunity to perform leadership roles within the team.

What does a Signalling Maintainer do?

As a Signalling Maintainer you will work alongside Signal Electricians to carry out maintenance work on the rail signalling systems – the traffic lights of our rail network. On a day to day basis your focus will be on maintaining mechanical points which is the equipment that guides trains from one track to another. You will perform inspection and maintenance tasks such as lubrication and oiling of mechanical points as well as the removal of any obstructions such as coal or ballast to ensure that the mechanical points can move effectively. Other different duties can include site safety protection work, working with the Signal Electricians on electrical testing on power supplies and signals, fault finding and setting up and adjusting the mechanical points.

Is training provided?

Yes both on the job and off job training will be provided to you. All of our Infrastructure Maintainers and Signalling Maintainers are provided with a training plan that outlines all training from the basics to the advanced skills we require. We invest in your training from day one with introductory rail skills and we will invest in your ongoing training throughout your career.

What will be my starting pay?

The current starting total remuneration package (base salary plus superannuation) is $53,878 for an Infrastructure Maintainer and Signalling Maintainer in NSW.

What are the hours of work?

You are required to work an average of 38 hours per week. Generally the span of hours is between 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, however you may be required to work to a roster outside these hours. Each location has its own roster which has been determined by business needs. The roster can be discussed with you if you progress to interview stage.

Are flexible working arrangements available?

ARTC can provide flexible working arrangements where the operational requirements of the role can be met. Examples of the flexible arrangements available include: part-time positions, working full-time hours over a condensed working week, job share, later start / earlier finish times to accommodate school drop offs and pick-ups.

Am I entitled to a rostered day off?

Yes, you may be entitled rostered day off (RDO) in line with your team’s roster.

Will I be required to work overtime, be on call or attend call outs?

Yes you may be required to work overtime, participate in the on call roster or attend call outs to meet ARTCs business requirements. You will be paid for your participation.

Is Parental leave available?

After 40 weeks of continuous service with ARTC, employees are entitled to parental leave. Nine weeks paid maternity leave at full pay or 18 weeks at half pay is paid to eligible employees. One week paid paternity or adoption leave is payable for eligible employees. Employees are also entitled to unpaid parental leave in line with the National Employment Standards.

Are there career progression opportunities available?

Yes there will be opportunities to move into other careers within ARTC. We provide our employees opportunities to move into alternative roles within the Corporation on a permanent or temporary basis.

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