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Signal Technician - Rail

Rio Tinto - Dampier, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Rail Signals Technician

  • Residential or FIFO role in Karratha, and FIFO to Tom Price and Gudai-Darri from Perth offering new competitive rates!
  • Great life-style role offering family friendly roster and excellent community support
  • Opportunity to gain experience with heavy haul and autonomous rail assets

About the role

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

This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will take advantage of a variety of residential or FIFO benefits. Reporting to the Signals Supervisor on a Karratha roster of 4 days 4 nights 6 off, or Tom Price and Gudai-Darri on an 8 day on 6 days off, 7 nights on 7 days off.

Reporting to the Signals Supervisor, you will be:

  • 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.

About you

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

  • A Grade WA Electrical License
  • A Current 'C' Class Driver’s License
  • Experience in Rail Signalling
  • Excellent communications skills; and proven ability to interact with all levels of personnel.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety procedures and systems

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Certificate IV in Rail Signalling
  • Vital / Radio / IP Communications knowledge
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs including SAP

What’s on offer

  • A work environment where safety and people are always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with Annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and salary packaging options
  • Career development and 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)
  • Domestic relocation assistance both interstate and from over Eastern States to Western Australia

Where you will be working

Our privately owned and operated rail network is an essential part of our integrated production process and services our 16 mines across the Pilbara via 1,800km of track. With depots located at Tom Price, Dampier (7 Mile), West Angelas and Gudai-Darri each train is operated by our state of the art AutoHaul system and comprises of three locomotives and 240 ore cars stretching to approximately 2.7 kilometres in length with over 40 trains operating per day. We are also applying and adapting technology to improve safety and productivity across our rail network and value input from our employees to improve our asset and the way we operate.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

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

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

The roster offered is currently dependent on operational requirements and may be subject to change in the future. FIFO from outside of Western Australia is not currently possible but relocation is encouraged and supported.

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.