Signalling Technician

A Signalling Technician installs and maintains complexrail signalling, level crossings and communication systems used to control train movements while ensuring safe and efficient operations of the rail network.

They also carry out routine maintenance and tests on the signals and track points.They are the main point of contract when responding to breakdowns and faults.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Service and clean mechanical signalling equipment and infrastructure
  • Repair and adjust mechanical signalling equipment and infrastructure when
    required
  • Carry out off-site repair, overhaul and assembly of mechanical signalling
    equipment
  • Install and maintain mechanical signalling locking and interlocking devices
  • Signalling Technicians are particularly in demand due to an ageing workforce and increased infrastructure development and because of the specialist nature of this role. The rail industry continues to grow and has many diverse career opportunities.

Industry facts

  • The Rail sector requires skilledoperating staff across a broadrange of occupations, including customer service roles and technical engineering positions.
  • The Rail sector employs more than110,000 people in a wide range of occupations, disciplines and professions.
  • More than 170 companies operatein the Rail sector across Australia.These include private and public operators, passenger and freight operators, track owners and managers, manufacturers and suppliers.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling

Estimated Salary

$65,000 – $110,000*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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