Train Technician

Last updated 7 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions.

We are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking.
We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

About us

At Sydney Trains our vision is to keep Sydney moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. We work at the heart of local communities and integrate cutting edge technology to deliver efficient rail services which exceed expectations and support a rapidly growing economy.

Our Engineering and Maintenance directorate manages a $1.5 billion annual maintenance program on behalf of Sydney Trains and NSW Trains – delivering a safe, reliable passenger fleet and metropolitan rail network, to meet growing customer demand and keep Sydney moving.

Our Fleet Maintenance Division maintains electric and diesel passenger fleets for Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink at seven depots spread across the network, as well as technical fault finding advice to crew, in-service response to train faults and failures, and emergency train recovery.

The opportunity

We have several opportunities for Train Technicians to be a part of our Fleet Maintenance Division within Sydney Trains. This position plays a key role in providing on boarding-service train fault management & incident response for Sydney Trains & NSW Trains fleet operating across the network to ensure the effective and timely resolution of mechanical, electrical, structural & technological problems that have the potential to cause train failures and impact on network performance.

The positions will be based at Central Station and candidates will be required to work on a 24/7 shift work roster.

What you will be involved in?

Reporting to the Train Technician Team Leader, you will investigate, diagnose and repair/mitigate in-service problems and defects to electrical and mechanical systems, equipment and components and ensure the fault response on board service problems and defects are performed in accordance with relevant safety guidelines; meets minimum train operating standards; mitigates the potential for train failures, and minimises the impact to network performance.

All work must be carried out within defined WHS policies and procedures in order to ensure own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

About you

We are looking for experienced Technicians who have trade qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Fitter trade with demonstrated maintenance experience in repairs to mechanical and electrical equipment and components, preferably in an operational rolling stock environment.

A successful applicant will be safety conscious & have proven experience working on their own.

Want to know more?

For more information on this position, view the position description here.

Salary and benefits

Candidates successful in the role will commence on a Rail Technician Level 1 Grade with progression to the Rail Technician Level 2 Grade ($1,568.65 - $1,636.15) p/w + Super & Annual Leave Loading.

Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:

  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Flexible work practices

For more information on Employee Benefits, please click here


Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 18th April

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Clare Veness at

Apply today to register your interest!

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For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time). Transport for NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.