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Reliability Principal

Pacific National is committed to diversity in our workforce and encourages women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

  • Take ownership of Rollingstock Reliability for our Coal business
  • Provide reliability engineering support to improve reliability across the fleet
  • Permanent opportunity located in Newcastle – Port Waratah Depot.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager Reliability Engineering and Train Systems, this position will have key accountability for the provision of Reliability Engineering support to various teams within our Coal business and will be located in Port Waratah.

The purpose of the Reliability Principal is to improve reliability and availability of the rollingstock fleet, while reducing maintenance costs in line with reliability-centred maintenance principles and using condition monitoring techniques.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Technical expert in Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Condition Monitoring
  • Provide frontline support to Maintenance Execution teams on reliability investigations
  • Key reference for leading practices in utilising condition monitoring processes to improve efficiencies and safety
  • Develop reliability improvement scopes of work and programmes for improvement to fleet performance
  • Monitor in-service incidents across the business to identify, classify, trend and report on reliability incidents

About You

In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a solid Engineering background in rail.

High-level communication ability is essential, with verbal, written and interpersonal skills integral to success in this role. You will need to demonstrate proven relationship management strengths, with clear evidence of your ability to build successful stakeholder relationships.

In addition, you’ll be expected to demonstrate:

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical, Electrical or Condition Monitoring-related Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Proven industry experience in maintenance and reliability engineering and/or condition monitoring of equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of FMECA, RCM and Condition Monitoring
  • Background in heavy industry, transport, rail, avionics or other related industries essential

About Us

Pacific National (PN) is the largest provider of diversified rail freight services in Australia. We haul a variety of freight including coal, intermodal containers, steel, and a range of bulk commodities and materials that keep the region’s economy, businesses and households running. We operate nationally with approximately 3,500 staff in over 90+ sites across Australia.

Join us as we continue to transform our business and shape the rail freight industry, to achieve our vision of becoming Australia’s recognised leader for safe, innovative and sustainable rail freight solutions.

Closing Date

Applications close 20 September 2021.

Next steps

Are you ready to be part of our future? To apply, please click on the ’Apply’ button below and follow the prompts.

For more information please contact Mostapha Darwish from the Careers team on or alternately, apply today!

To find out more about Pacific National, our benefits and the opportunities we offer, visit our careers page

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