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Title:  Trainee Structures Worker - Blenheim

Date:  27-May-2022

Blenheim, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 7202

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





  • Entry level role offering a foot in the door into the rail industry
  • Career development and training
  • Blenheim based


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

We are looking for a committed team player to join us as a Trainee Structures Worker for our team.  This is a great opportunity to enter the rail industry and build on your existing skills in an iconic company which can develop into a great career.


As a member of a KiwiRail infrastructure team, you would be required to work efficiently in a small team environment to carry out maintenance, repairs, or renewals of all railways structures (such as bridges, light towers and culverts) on the track network. If you have a 'can do and will do attitude', enjoy learning and can problem solve in a fast-paced outdoor environment, the railway could be for you!


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


  • A genuine commitment to safety and Zero Harm
  • Ability to travel and stay away overnight, including attending call backs/outs when required
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions outdoors and to work at heights
  • A current full, clean Class 1 Licence
  • Class 2 licence would be desirable but not essential
  • Experience in the building industry or similar environment would be an advantage



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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