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Title:  Container Terminal Operator - Dunedin

Date:  22-Jul-2022

Dunedin, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 9032

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Experienced

KiwiRail is one of New Zealand's most significant freight movers. We move over a third of our export goods across the country, using a wide range of services from temperature controlled, to containerised and bulk loads. Needless to say, we rely on our talented team to keep us running smoothly - and that's where you come in!


We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about working in freight/logistics to start their career in rail. You may have had previous experience working around Heavy Machinery, a background in Transport, Freight or Trucking and you're looking for that next challenge that will develop into a career and not a dead-end job.


Working as a Container Terminal Operator you will be responsible for: 

  • A variety of ground duties within our Dunedin Container Terminal site
  • Loading and unloading trains and trucks
  • Loading and unloading containers from wagons and trucks in and around heavy machinery


Prior to driving large Hoists in our Terminal, you learn all facets of our ground Operations within the Terminal. This may take up to 6 months or until we are confident you have a full understanding of our ground-based duties and Safety protocols. You will also be learning the role of the Gate Officer to be competent in the administrative aspects of the Terminal. This will enable you to gain full knowledge of the Container Terminal Operations in Dunedin and will positively affect your hourly rate once competencies are reached.


To be successful in this role you need:

  • Full Class 1 Licence (essential), Class 2 Licence (preferred but not essential)
  • F endorsement (including OSH), or be willing to obtain these
  • The willingness to learn and develop
  • Confidence in using computers and Microsoft Office Suite experience plus a willingness to learn KiwiRail specific software
  • A true passion for the freight/logistics industry
  • A demonstrated focus on Zero Harm and working safely at all times
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • To be a team player who can work well with others
  • Confidence using basic computer programmes


Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate, motivated and can demonstrate a keen willingness to learn. We are definitely excited to hear from you if you are safety conscious and looking for a career - training and development provided!


The benefits:

  • Working in a well-established small team with a truly supportive manager
  • You'll be entitled to continuous training with the opportunity to develop and grow
  • Heavily discounted travel
  • Discounted holiday homes and health insurance
  • Being part of the wider KiwiRail team, which works tirelessly to grow rail's role in New Zealand.


This role is a full-time position (80 hours per fortnight), based on an alternating roster with an early and a late shift, both running between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm. Some flexibility might be required occasionally as per business needs.


Container Terminal Operator PD


Advertising for this role will close: 29th  August 2022

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