Systems Electrician - Rail Communication & Networks

Systems Electrician - Rail Communication & Networks install and maintain electrical components, wiring, equipment and systems and may work in specialised areas of the rail industry.

Personal requirements of a Systems Electrician may include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Problem solving skills

Systems Electricians may complete the following tasks:

  • Fabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
  • Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
  • Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
  • Fault find and repair complex power supplies
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • Implement and monitor energy sector policies and procedures for environmental and sustainable work practices
  • Maintain documentation
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Use software for engineering applications
  • Select and arrange equipment for wireless communication networks
  • Set up and configure the wireless capabilities of communications and data storage devices
  • Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems
  • Program and commission commercial audio/video systems
  • Find and rectify faults and malfunctions in security system installations
  • Commission commercial radio frequency (RF) transmission and reception systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital transmission systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in camera circuits

This job usually requires a trade qualification in Electrotechnology (eg. Certificate IV in Rail – Communications and Network Systems) plus a relevant number of years on the job experience.