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Title:  Rolling Stock Site Leader - Middleton

Date:  20-Jul-2021

Christchurch, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 8041

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





We're an organisation stepped in a proud history and with an exciting future ahead. With ever moving technology and willingness for continuous improvement we are preparing ourselves for the changes ahead. Key to our success will be our Rolling Stock and Asset Delivery leadership team and that's where you come in!


Your Role:

Reporting to the Rolling Stock Delivery Leader - South Island your role is the key front-line leadership role within the RSAS delivery group, with primary responsibility for ensuring rolling stock is available to meet the day-to-day requirements of the overall KiwiRail business. The role is also responsible for ensuring works are completed in accordance with the weekly delivery plan as issued in a safe and timely manner.

As part of your role you will lead your team to develop plans to take your facility and workforce into the future, ensuring alignment with the overall RSAS future state plan. You will lead and facilitate new and different ways of working across teams, encourage bottom-up engagement and collaboration and create environments that promote different thinking and ideas. You will champion a culture that is focused on effective relationships and engagement with our customers (both internal and external), our stakeholders and broader communities. 


Your Skills:

You will have a strong background in rolling stock maintenance or other heavy industrial environments with a Trade or formal qualification in engineering or equivalent extensive work experience. It is preferable that the successful candidate has change management experience

  • 5+ years' experience in roles with a leadership component in rolling stock maintenance or another heavy industrial environment.
  • Openness to change with demonstrated ability to lead Teams with adaptability and resilience in ambiguous environments
  • Familiarity with operational productivity improvements such as Lean and 6-sigma, and inherent belief in their effectiveness and value
  • Experience in leading change initiatives in rolling stock maintenance or another heavy industrial environment.
  • Preference for fact driven decision making, with an ability to make sound decisions where there is significant ambiguity
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and make sound decisions under pressure
  • Leadership capability, with a preference for face-to-face interaction and engaging of front-line personnel
  • Commercial acumen and understanding of managing budgets, headcount and hours
  • Leading and creating a physical and cultural environment that promotes gender, cultural and demographic diversity, and to actively pursue development of a more diverse workforce.
  • Lead and champion new Zero Harm initiatives. Role model for Zero Harm behaviours. Act as a vocal and visible advocate for the mindset of Zero Harm.


This is a challenging but highly rewarding role, where your activity will be directly aligned to our business delivering on its strategic objectives. If you are ready to make your next step within KiwiRail - A progressive organisation that encourages forward thinking and recognises success. 


Please note this role is only available to current employees at KiwiRail.


Applications close: Tuesday 3rd August 2021 at 5pm.


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