Mechanical Rail Signalling Technician

  • Job Reference: 00009653-1
  • Date Posted: 10 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Queensland Rail
  • Website:
  • Location: Mackay
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Manufacturing Operations, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Company description:

Queensland Rail's purpose is to provide a customer-focused, safe, reliable, on-time, value for money rail service that benefits the community, supports industry and is integrated with the public transport system. The organisation's vision is connecting communities through a modern, world-class rail service.

Job description:

What Queensland Rail has to offer

• Paid training and ongoing support to develop your experience and skills

• We pride ourselves on our Safety Culture, we ‘work safe' so that everyone goes ‘home safe'

• Long-term career and stability with an industry leader

• Employee Assistance Program providing employees with holistic and contemporary health and wellbeing programs.

• Relocation payments available

Click here to read about our full range of Benefits


About the team

Our Northern Network Operations business are responsible for managing the maintenance and reliability of our rail network, ensuring it is safe and reliable for the people of Queensland.

This position is based at our Mackay depot and sits within the Wayside Systems team consisting of 4 Signal Electricians and 4 Mechanical Systems Maintainers, working closely to cover the region from Kalarka to Bloomsbury (1 hour north and 2 hours south of Mackay)


About the role

• Install, maintain and fault finding /repair of mechanical signalling equipment

• Attend signalling failures to analyse, repair and report on cause of failures

• Maintain records and associated documentation relating to asset renewal programs and costing systems

• Report on actual work performed against the scheduled work program and report any equipment performance and condition irregularities

For further information please click here to view the Position Description


We are looking for
• Certificate 3 Mechanical Rail Signalling
• Drivers Licence

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.



• The team work Monday to Friday with every second Friday off (3 day weekend)

• On call 1 week in three (not over the long weekend)

• Working the current roster including penalties you can expect $100,000 plus 12.75% superannuation


• Do I have to pay to get to site? No, you start and finish at the depot. All travel is on paid time.

• Are uniforms supplied? Yes

• How many weeks annual leave? 4 weeks

• Do I need my own tools? Yes - Specialized equipment will be supplied

• How many weeks annual leave? 4 weeks


Sounds great, how to apply
If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm Sunday the 26th of March 2023

The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake Pre-Employment Health Assessment and background checks that might also include Criminal History and Credit Checks.

External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing.


Supporting a Diverse Workforce
Queensland Rail is committed to a diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers and communities we serve.

We are inclusive, collaborative, respectful, and value our differences. We are 1TEAM, where everyone belongs.

If you require an adjustment during the recruitment process, please contact Candis via the below email.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Candis with your specific enquiry via email Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.