The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.
The role undertakes Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) switching, High Voltage (HV) testing and earthing for OLE isolations under the direction of a Nominated Person (NP) and general support to maintenance activities, whilst maintaining a safe working environment at all times in accordance with PTA requirements.
To be successful in this role you will need sound numeracy and literacy skills and a demonstrated ability to use relevant hand and power tools, machinery and equipment, during a basic practical assessment. Current accreditation in Construction Industry White Card and a current Western Australian ‘C' Class driver’s licence or equivalent for at least 2 years are a mandatory requirement of the role.
This is a fixed term appointment up to 30/06/2024 with possible extension and/or permanency.
Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which permanent and fixed term appointments will be made.
As these positions are operational in nature, you must also be:
- Willing to work unsociable and irregular hours, including shift work and weekends;
- Prepared to undertake numerical, verbal and mechanical reasoning aptitude tests and complete a pre-employment medical assessment (including drug and alcohol screening).
The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.
Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.
Please contact Steve Gourley, Maintenance Superintendent- Overhead Catenary on (08) 9326 5853 for specific information about the role.
Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants will be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to provide the following:
- A current CV with two work related referees;
- A covering letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities and suitability for the position as per the JDF in no more than 2 pages; and
- A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.
- A copy of your Construction Industry White Card and your Western Australian ‘C' Class driver’s licence or equivalent.
Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.