A Track Patroller plays a very important role in the safe operation of heavy and light railways. They are responsible for inspecting tracks in accordance with a Technical Maintenance Plan. Track Patrollers work in both metropolitan and regional areas, and are employed by both passenger and freight rail services.
This role is most suited to people who are mechanically minded, like physical work and enjoy working in teams.
Track Patrollers may perform and report on scheduled and unscheduled inspections of: track joints, rail wear, spills and pests, sleeper and fastener condition, crossing defects, clearance infringements, ballast defects, earthwork problems and problems with signage. Inspections can be carried out using a road-rail vehicle.
Track workers in general, are particularly in demand by the mining industry, which is expanding its network of tracks. The rail sector continues to grow and has many diverse career opportunities.
Workers must hold a First Aid Certificate and a current certificate of medical fitness that certifies they meet required medical and eyesight standards.
Many rail companies recruit and train staff directly.
Average salary $50,960*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.