Hi I’m Ray Gomerski. I was born Raymond Walter Gomerski on
15th December 1960. I am currently single and am interested in amateur radio (my call
sign is VK3MBU), collecting music CD’s , rail and general photography, four wheel driving,
domestic travel, reading railway news groups on the internet, IT and
railway safeworking. I am a member of the Victorian division of the AHRS, VRI and the
Signal Record Society. I
currently drive a navy blue Nissan Pathfinder 4WD, you can see it parked
in the street at the left side in the background of the photo of Wodonga
Coal Sidings Signal Box.
I started work in 1978 and worked as a process worker and a salesman
prior to joining the then Victorian Railways as a Junior Station Assistant
in late 1979. I worked at Melbourne
Yard, Jordanville, Mount Waverley and Essendon in that role. I obtained my Safeworking qualifications in 1980 and was promoted to Signal
Assistant at Tottenham B Signal Box. I then applied for transfer in this grade to Serviceton, and then was
transferred to Glenorchy then Stawell. In 1983 I was promoted to Clerical Assistant class 1 at Essendon,
and then in 1984 I was promoted to Clerical Assistant class 2 at Flinders
Street, after about one year at Flinders Street I applied for transfer to
Caulfield Parcels. While I was at Caulfield I obtained my Station Officer's certificate. Several Station
Officer positions were advertised and I applied for several of the positions
advertised outside Melbourne and was offered a group Station Officer Class 3
position at Traralgon in 1987 where I booked off the station staff at
Traralgon station, the Station Officer at Morwell Briquette siding and the
day shift Station Officer at Traralgon Operations. Following a restructure of the positions at Traralgon, I was placed on the
permanent rotating roster between the station and operations.
There was another restructure when the shifts at Traralgon station were
altered to only one day shift station officer, I was offered a permanent
position in Traralgon Operations where all the train crew were. In 1994 a position was advertised at Portland Operations, which
was called Depot Officer, which was the equivalent to Station Master class 4
subject to the implementation of the Freight Operations Employee grade to
that location, I accepted promotion to this as a class 3B which I held until
late 1997 when I accepted the targeted separation package from the railways.
I then began work as an Administration Assistant for Electroweld Engineering, I installed computer accounting in this business for the first time in its
history and did accounts payable and receivables, BAS, payroll and PAYG.
From early 2004 until Nov 2007, I was employed at HF Engineering also
as an Administration Assistant.
Currently I am completing a full time course in Certificate IV in
Electronics and Communications at TAFE for eventual work in anything
from TV servicing to back into the rail industry as most of the core
competancies of this qualification mirrors the Railway Communications
and Networks qualification. Employers please download my
in pdf format here.