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Title:  Fitter Welder - Addington

Date:  05-May-2022

Addington, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 8024

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



  • Join a friendly and supportive team
  • Addington based
  • Busy and challenging role


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

Our depot is in seeking qualified Fitter Turner/Welder. In this role you will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the wagon and freight fleet in the Addington depot.


The successful candidate will carry out the various maintenance checks, repairs, on site breakdown style work and general maintenance work to meet a delivery plan for the depot as set out in the Rail operating code with the view to improve reliability and availability of the fleet.


This role also includes the operation of the underground wheel lathe having general fitting and turning knowledge with trade related skills to maintain the rolling stock specifications of the fleet on a daily basis when required.  It also includes shunting and driving duties with general AM train operations and yard work in a team environment and will involve day shift work at Depot.


He aha nga pukengae rapu ana tatou: What skills are we looking for

To be successful in this role as a Tradesperson (Mechanical Engineer) you will need:


  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with heavy industry or automobile industry experience and machine upgrades, or experience in wagon, ship or similar environments.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret hydraulic & pneumatic control circuit diagrams, fault finding, develop alternate methods
  • A good knowledge of relevant Engineering specifications, standards, sound engineering practices.
  • Able to read shop drawings
  • Lathe operations and fitter and turner skill related work.
  • Hydraulic air rams – re-kit & full remanufacture
  • Unsupervised site work (normally fitting type work)
  • Committed to safe working practices
  • Welding and hotworks.
  • Computer related skills for the role, Microsoft office related products.
  • Be committed to supporting a team environment.


Your Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration and excellent penal rates
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Career progression opportunities and long-term employment.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Fully paid training including Apprenticeships, Leadership, Technical, Rail Operating Licences
  • Study Grants for employees and Scholarships for children of employees.
  • KiwiRail Networking Groups
  • Retail and Service discounts



About KiwiRail:

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4,200 talented people in a wide range of business functions.  Our teams are responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals, and level crossings. Our team is like a family; we love what we do, and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment.


KiwiRail is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, personalities, ethnicities, abilities, and cultures.


If you are ready to make a difference within a progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success, then we would like to hear from you.


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