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Rail Signals Technicians

Location: Perth
Hours: Full time
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Rail Signals Technicians

  • Residential or FIFO opportunities within Rio Tinto’s Rail division – Western Australia
  • Generous relocation packages on offer, competitive remuneration package and benefits
  • Be at the forefront of rail innovation and work on the world’s first automated heavy-haul freight network

About the role

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

We operate 200 locomotives on more than 1,700 kilometres of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four port terminals. The average return distance of these trains is about 800 kilometres with the average journey cycle, including loading and dumping, taking approximately 40 hours.

Our network is the largest privately owned and operated heavy haul rail system in Australia, and as we focus on the future, our vision is to become the greatest heavy haul railway in the world.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Reporting to the Signals Supervisor you will have the option to be residential in Karratha on a 4 days 4 nights 6 off, or FIFO to Tom Price and Gudai-Darri on an 8 day on 6 days off, 7 nights on 7 days off. In this role you will:

  • 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.

What you’ll bring

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

  • Electrical License
  • Certificate and experience in Rail Signalling
  • Excellent communications skills; and proven ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety procedures and systems
  • An ability to obtain a valid working visa and relocate to Western Australia at time of appointment with the assistance of Rio Tinto’s generous relocation package
  • Willingness to obtain a Western Australian C Class Manual Driver’s License upon arrival

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Vital / Radio / IP Communications knowledge
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs including SAP


Applications close 17 January 2022. Rio reserves the right to close this advert earlier.

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