Train Recovery Coordinator

  • Permanent Full Time Position
  • Based at Flemington Maintenance Centre
  • Rail Technician 1 ($1,568.65p.w) plus super & annual leave loading

About us

Sydney Trains provides train services throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and was established in July 2013. Its vision is to keep Sydney moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything it does and delivering safe, reliable and clean rail services to the people of Sydney.

The organisation is focused on providing sustainable, efficient and cost effective services with a vision to keep Sydney moving by delivering safe, customer-focused, reliable and clean rail services.

Sydney Trains has a 'make it happen' culture where each individual accepts both a personal and shared responsibility for being innovative, for making a difference and for developing organisational capability.

About the team

We contribute to the success of transport in NSW by running efficient rail services which exceed our customers’ expectations, support growth and contribute to the broader community and the economy. Work is undertaken as part of a tight-knit team, who make collaborative and independent decisions around the coordination of train recovery and re-railing operation efforts for train derailments/collisions across the Sydney

Trains network and other areas as required.

Joining Sydney Trains presents an exciting opportunity to shape the future of rail services in Sydney and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing the rail system they deserve.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Train Recovery Coordinator to become a part of our Fleet Maintenance Division within Sydney Trains based at Flemington Maintenance Centre (FMC).

The Train Recovery Coordinator will work collaboratively to coordinate train recovery, re-railing operation efforts. Working a set shift Monday to Friday and on call 24/7 this team attend breakdowns, derailments & fallen trees on track to name a few and during down time see out general maintenance.

Other priorities of the role include;

  • Ensure all train lifting related equipment and plant utilised in train recovery activities is readily available and maintained to the relevant standards
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records of train lifting equipment, and plant allocated to train recovery
  • Provide subject matter expertise to investigations and enquiries as required to determine the cause of derailment/collisions and irregularities to train operational safe working

About You

You will be a qualified Mechanical Fitter with a machining background & working knowledge of train lifting procedures. Proven ability to work without supervision, be decisive and make sound judgements in a dynamic and high pressure environment are essential. A successful applicant will have proven experience in planning, problem solving and strong analytical skills. This role will suit a flexible, adaptable, punctual, safety conscious person who has excellent communication skills. The flexibility & fatigue management skills to work an on call 24/7 roster are essential.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position is Rail Technician 1 ($1,568.65p.w) plus 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
  • Applicable Shift Allowances and Penalty Rates

Join Sydney Trains for the opportunity to shape the future and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing a world class rail system.


Joining Sydney Trains, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

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

Please check the internal role eligibility requirements or policy for your agency before applying for internally advertised roles.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. Note, not answering the target questions could adversely impact your application.

Our commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Sydney Trains, 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 call/text or email the contact person for this role.

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

For any enquiries, please contact Clare Veness

Please note: successful candidate will need to undertake background checks and criminal record checks.

Applications close: 11.59 pm, Sunday 1 November 2020

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.