Infrastructure Maintainer FAQs

If you are currently interested in applying for one of the vacancies available in one of our Provisioning Centres (NSW), the below FAQs might help answer some basic details about the roles.

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.

Is training provided?

Yes both on the job and off job training will be provided to you. All of our Infrastructure 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 $59,764 for an Infrastructure 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 7am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, however you may be required to work to a roster outside these hours.

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 to a 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?

Upon completion of 40 weeks continuous full or part time service, (at the time of expected start of commencement of leave) Employees are entitled to up to 14 weeks paid parental leave on full pay (28 weeks half pay). Secondary carers are entitled to 4 weeks paid parental leave to support their partner.

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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