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Title:  Trainee Track Worker - Christchurch

Date:  29-Apr-2021

Christchurch, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 8024

Business unit:  Operations and Commerce
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Entry-Level
  • Competitive hourly rate 
  • Discounted holiday homes and health insurance
  • Entry level role with great opportunities to grow and progress


We are looking for Trainee Track Workers to join our Christchurch team. This is a great opportunity to get a foot in the door into the rail industry!


Your Role:

As a member of the maintenance team you will work in a team environment carrying out maintenance, repairs and renewals of the infrastructure asset (the train tracks) in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.

This is an outdoor role you will need to be physical fit, willing to work in all weather conditions and not afraid to get your hands dirty. 


Who We Are:

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4000 talented people in a wide range of business functions. Our teams are responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometers of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals and level crossings. 


Your Skills:

A Clean NZ Drivers Licence, Class 1 is essential in this role. It would also be advantageous to have a Class 2 (HT Licence) or the ability to gain one. 

Ideally, you will have experience within the construction industry or within a heavy labouring environment with experience using light mechanical hand tools. Because of this experience we will be looking for you to be able to demonstrate the ability to follow safety guidelines and be results driven.

A solid level of both verbal and written communication is also important in this role.

You must also be able to pass a Ministry of Justice check and complete a mandatory medical and drug test to be considered for this role.


Your Benefits:

  • Enjoy staff discounts on medicals and health insurance, holiday homes and travel on our scenic journeys and the Interislander
  • Penalty rates for weekend and night shifts
  • Fully paid training and support to gain rail qualifications, certificates and required licenses to set you up for success
  • Starting hourly rate $21.04


You must have full working rights to NZ to apply for this role as it cannot support a visa application.


This is a great opportunity to learn while you work within an organisation that will support you to succeed. Our team is like a family, we love what we do and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment. If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Apply now and start your rail journey today.


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