Mechanical and Electrical Rollingstock Technician
Job Summary
Division Name:
Transperth Train Operations

Position No:
Pool Ref 35232

Closing Date:
2022-06-13 5:00 PM


Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

REA Level 8, Wages, $1,500.20 & $1,528.10 per week plus allowances and 10% superannuation
About the Job

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

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill two separate roles of Mechanical Rollingstock Technician and Electrical Rollingstock Technician.  Both of these positions sit within the Transperth Train Operations Division, Mechanical Engineering Branch and report directly to the Rollingstock Supervisor.  In these positions, you will carry out routine procedures and electrical/mechanical fault rectification procedures on safety critical components and train systems, and in so doing you will maintain an effective and reliable level of operating performance on the PTA’s Australind and Prospector Rollingstock to meet the Rail Safety Standards and customer expectations.

To be considered for the Mechanical Rollingstock Technician you will have:

  • Experience in the maintenance, repair, overhaul, and inspection of diesel railcars (or similar rollingstock) safety critical components including Wheel Sets, Axel Boxes, Brakes, Suspension, Doors, Couplers, Engines and Transmissions is highly desirable.
  • Experience of inspection and assessment of Rollingstock safety systems including Air Conditioning systems, Braking systems, Door systems, Hydraulic and Pneumatic pressurised systems.
  • Experience in the inspection and fault finding of extra low voltage (24Vdc) rollingstock electrical systems including Door Control systems, components including Starter Motors, Engines and Transmission ELV sensor wiring is highly desirable.
  • Experience in heavy maintenance component renewal/changes including wheelsets, bogies, HVAC’s, engines, transmission, SIV’s, alternators, couplers and cooling group components.

To be considered for the Electrical Rollingstock Technician you will have:

  • Technical Trades experience is essential, qualifications in Electrical Rollingstock will be looked upon favourably.
  • Trade qualified – WA ‘A’ Grade electrical licence and high-risk work license essential. Experience in the maintenance, service, repair, overhaul, and inspection of Rollingstock is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the service and repair of safety critical components such as electric over air pneumatic braking systems, door controllers, couplers, engines and transmissions, automatic train protection (ATP) and communication systems, wiring and fault finding, static inverters, and HVAC systems is highly desirable.
  • Extensive fault finding knowledge and experience over 24VDC, 110VDC, 240VAC, 415VAC Rollingstock electrical systems including HVAC systems, door control systems, and lighting systems and components including power generation equipment like alternators and the diagnosis and repair of 24VDC Engine control wiring OR similar related systems and components.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which permanent and fixed term appointments will be made.  

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.

Further Information

Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

Please contact Mr Michael Isbel, Production Manager on (08) 9326 3019 for specific information about the role.


Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants may be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

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How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees;
  2. A covering letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities and suitability for the position as per the JDF in no more than 2 pages; and
  3. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

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.


About the PTA
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is responsible for the operation of all bus, train and ferry public transport services in the greater metropolitan area under the Transperth brand. It also operates public transport services in regional centres, operates road coach and rail passenger services to regional area under the Transwa brand, and administers School Bus Services (SBS).