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Signaller Relief

Date: 12-Sep-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

Your New Role


Due to ongoing growth we are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in beginning a career in rail. You do not need to have previous experience in rail to apply as full training is provided for successful applicants! 

So – what on earth is Signalling? Lollipop signs? Not quite.  In a very basic form (as this is a complicated role) a Signaller is the traffic lights and the steering wheel for trains within that Signaller’s area of control. 

As you would expect from the above – this role is essential to the safe and on time running of our trains and shares responsibility for the safety of thousands of people every day.

So if you think working in a fast paced environment, with a high level of responsibility is for you, read on.

What to Expect


•    11 weeks paid traineeship - classroom and on the job (in Signal boxes). 
•    19 shifts across a 28 day period across a 24 hour, 7 days per week roster 
•    Work at locations ACROSS Melbourne (this is a requirement, get your commute playlist ready). 
•    Part of the train control function 
•    Perform safety functions and deliver train timetable performance 

About You


•    University Degree or similar will be regarded favourably 
•    Ideally you will have customer service experience 
•    Commitment to Safety and achieving Zero Harm 
•    Understand the importance of policies and procedures 
•    Have effective analytical and problem solving skills 
•    Clear communication ability  
•    Enjoy being part of a wider team and are also happy working independently 
•    Are available to work shifts outside normal working hours , including weekends and public holidays 
•    Have a driver’s license and a reliable car enabling you to get to a variety of locations (this is essential for this position as not all locations are accessible via public transport outside of standard hours).  

In Return


•    A competitive base salary and additional payments for working shift work. 
•    14 weeks paid parental leave and superannuation paid, unpaid parental leave in the first 12 months 
•    A progressive workplace culture that walks to the walk on gender equality 
•    Job security that offers genuine career progression for those dedicated to learn 
•    An inclusive workplace culture 
•    A myki card that allows free public transport in Victoria 

What next?


Take a look at what we do a bit more here

Please apply ASAP; We will be actively working with applications for the duration that the advertisement is available. - you will be sent some essential testing to complete. 

Applications for this position close on the 12th of October.



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.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


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.