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Apply now Job no: 494957
Work type: Full time
Location: All
Categories: Fleet Servicing, Rolling Stock Maintenance

About this role
• Be part of the world’s largest tram network;
• A Melbourne icon;
• Ensure effective maintenance of Yarra Trams’ overhead traction network.

Keolis Downer is the proud operator of Yarra Trams, the oldest and largest light rail network in the world. Since 2009, Keolis Downer has significantly invested in Melbourne’s tram network and community.

As the operator of Yarra Trams, we bring our international expertise to Melbourne to ensure we deliver safer, more reliable passenger services and performance, while increasing the value of the tram network for Melburnians and the thousands of visitors to our city every day.

To support this, Yarra Trams requires the services of experienced and suitably qualified Lineworkers to ensure maintenance tasks associated with the overhead network are completed in a timely manner and in accordance with the business objectives of Yarra Trams

What the role entails
This is a great opportunity for experienced Lineworkers to ensure the tram overhead system has the highest quality maintenance service in order to efficiently deliver customer and community expectations of safety, reliability and compliance with the Franchise Agreement.

Reporting to the Overhead Supervisor, the role involves:
• Ensuring overhead maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner;
• Providing reports on overhead maintenance and ensuring documentation is clear and accurate;
• Ensuring tram traction overhead network is maintained in a timely, efficient & cost effective manner;
• Participating in fault investigation and analysis with overhead staff;
• Ensuring maintenance programs minimise disruption to tram operations;
• Ensuring all aspects of employee and public safety is maintained and all safety regulations are complied with;
• Monitoring on site electrical permits and ensuring the safety of people working near electrical assets.

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A Certificate III in ESI – Rail Traction or Distribution;
• A strong background in the maintenance and construction of overhead electrical assets;
• Demonstrable experience in traction or distribution overhead maintenance and construction;
• Knowledge of Road Safety (Traffic) Regulations and road and traffic design standards particularly relating to tram operations;
• A sound understanding of relevant Operational Rules and Procedures, Personnel Policies and Practices, Awards, Transport Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Act and other relevant legislation;
• Availability and willingness to work shift work (continuous rotating shifts and permanent night shifts), including weekends and Public Holidays, including reasonable overtime for planned works or emergencies;
• A current Victorian Driver’s Licence.

Interested? To apply for this vacancy, please visit our careers website at and complete an online application form. Only completed online application forms will be accepted.

Yarra Trams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across our teams. In support of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, we encourage candidates with a disability, of all ages and people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.

Applications close: 8th July 2020

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