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Production Manager

Date: 03-May-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain


The role:

The Production Manager is required to demonstrate leadership through building individual and team capability, and driving high performing Track Renewal activities.
You will provide leadership, technical and administrative management of track inspection, maintenance, repair and renewal that ensures work is delivered effectively, efficiently and safely at all times.

Please note: This role will be a split roster of 2 weeks days and 2 week nights, ongoing.
Fundamentally, the Production Manager will drive night teams on delivery of works and will be involved in the day to day planning of renewals during the day.


Main duties:

  • Plan and carry out Track renewals tasks as per program of works and Track Renewal Manager’s direction.
  • Plan and carry out Track inspections and maintenance to demonstrate compliance with the TMP in a safe effective and a cost efficient manner.
  • Deliver a program of Track Renewals works – resleepering, ballast renewal, turnout component replacement, level crossing renewals, and track reconstruction.
  • Plan and carry out fault rectification in line with MTM Procedure, Standards & Policies.
  • Manage all track works considering project costs.
  • Carry out onsite management activities when & where required.
  • Plan and achieve the necessary approvals including budget, scope (including changes), environmental, and heritage for routine tasks.
  • Develop (as necessary) cost estimates, project schedules and other documentation for the successful delivery of maintenance, repair & renewals works.
  • Apply SME knowledge to help to address track construction problems.
  • Help to identify innovative engineering solutions to support all maintenance, repair and renewal activities.
  • Manage all required external resources to deliver works, including; Requisition, procurement, cost analysis (in line with budget), performance, quality and safety in accordance with MTM’s contractor management procedures.
  • Prepare detailed work planning, including; Access, Labour & Safeworking resources, Plant, scope, costing and timing that enables delivery of the tasks.
  • Provide accurate, regular, timely reporting to the Track Renewals Manager.

Education, skills and experience:

  • Certificate III (or above) in Rail Infrastructure – Desirable
  • Certificate IV in Front Line Management – Desirable
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - Desirable
  • Minimum 10 years Rail Industry experience - Desirable
  • Minimum 5 years Track Construction (Maintenance/Renewals) experience - Required
  • Previous experience as Superintendent or Project Engineer – Desirable
  • Understanding of Track Maintenance; Plain Line & P&C



This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

Please apply by Sunday, 23rd of May 2021.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.