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Infrastructure Worker - Substations (Various Locations)

Organisation/Entity:  Sydney Trains
Job Category:  Shiftwork Permanent
Job Location: 

Lawson, NSW, AU, 2783 Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000 Strathfield, NSW, AU, 2135

Job Ref No:  50662
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1296.45-$86620.0

About us


At Sydney Trains, our rail services keep Sydney moving by putting our customers at the centre of everything we do. We work with our local communities to deliver safe, timely and efficient rail services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our trains and network are evolving to meet the needs of our customers now and well into the future. We’re continuing to integrate technological innovations that help us deliver a smarter and more sustainable network.


About the Team


Network Maintenance is one of seven divisions within the Engineering and Maintenance directorate. Our work is vital to keeping Sydney moving as we deliver routine maintenance on the railway civil, signal, electrical and control system assets on the metropolitan passenger network; and co-ordinate infrastructure incident response.

Our passionate and dedicated Maintenance team looks after safety inspections, routine asset maintenance, incident response and defect removal across our large and complex railway network. With major investments into cutting-edge technology and network improvements, we are constantly working hard to deliver safer, more efficient journeys for the people of NSW- and we’re excited for what the future has in store.


The Opportunity


We are looking for motivated and skilled tradespeople for an opportunity to get involved in substation maintenance across the rail network that keeps Sydney moving.


Do you wish to learn new skills, gain qualifications, and progress your career as part of a friendly and supportive team? If the answer is yes, then we here at Sydney Trains currently have a rare opportunity for you within our Network Maintenance team!


This role will require you to work roster patterns which may include weekends, overtime, rotating shifts, night shifts or similar on an as needs basis.


About You


You are a skilled tradesperson who holds a Certificate III or above in Electrical Distribution/ Electrical Trade Certificate and Contractors Licence along with experience working in a construction or maintenance environment.


In addition, you’ll need to hold a full driver’s licence and feel at home driving a 4WD or Ute. The successful candidate for this role will also have a sound knowledge of Substations and Electrical distribution Network and Assets.

You will also demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills and are able to use computer systems /mobile solutions and e-mail communications. You must also have a full driver’s licence and feel at comfortable driving a small truck, 4WD or Ute.


Salary and benefits


AVP 3.1 – 4.3 (1,296.45 p/w - $84,097 P/A) plus superannuation, allowances and overtime


Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:


  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Applicable Shift Allowances and Penalty Rates
  • Various locations across Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle




Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

Please download and read the Position Description and the Infrastructure Worker – Information Pack before applying.


How to apply


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


For any enquiries, please contact Jacqueline Agyei on Jacqui.Agyei@transport.nsw.gov.au


Please note: successful candidate will need to undertake background checks and criminal record checks. 


Applications close: Sunday 11:59pm, 6th February, 2022. #tracsub


Find out more about Sydney Trains at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sydneytrains/about-sydney-trains.

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time). Transport for NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Jacqueline Agyei at JACQUI.AGYEI@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Apply today to register your interest!

Take a look at our application tips video series for plenty of great information on navigating and acing the application and recruitment process with Sydney Trains.

Find out more about Sydney Trains at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sydneytrains/about-sydney-trains. ​

Our COVIDSafe Measures Policy

All Transport for NSW workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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