Title:  Trainee Track Worker

Req ID:  11065
  • Christchurch-based
  • Full training provided
  • Starting hourly rate $27.81 + penalty rates where applicable
  • Class 2 License an advantage but not essential


Are you hard-working, good with your hands and mechanically minded seeking a new opportunity and challenge? Look no further! We are expanding, and we're on the lookout for hard-working individuals like you to join our team! 

This is an entry-level role where you will receive excellent training and support to set you up for success and a rewarding career in rail.


We have several projects to deliver across the country and, have a permanent full-time position available that is guaranteed to kick start your career in the rail industry.


What you’ll do:

  • As a member of our maintenance teams, 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 physically fit, willing to work in all weather conditions, and not afraid to get your hands dirty
  • You must also be available to work Monday to Friday from 07:30AM
  • On Job Training will be provided to ensure your capable and competent to execute specific trasks


What you’ll need:

  • A Clean NZ Drivers Licence, Class 1 is essential in this role
  • Class 2 (HT Licence) is advantageous, but if not, we can support you in getting one if it's required in your role
  • Ideally, you will have experience in the construction industry or in a heavy laboring environment, using light mechanical hand tools
  • You will be results-driven and have the ability to follow safety guidelines
  • 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


What you’ll get:

  • Penal rates for weekend and night shifts where applicable
  • Full training and support to achieve desired competence levels
  • A structured career growth pathway
  • Full PPE provided
  • Discounted travel, health insurance and holiday homes across NZ as part of the Staff Welfare Trust scheme
  • 4 Weeks paid Annual Leave


About KiwiRail:

Our people are everything. That’s why 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 life’s a journey, KiwiRail is a great way of keeping your career moving through it. Ours is a fast-paced, inspiring, and truly customer-focused culture – where your career will connect you to real opportunities, while balancing work and whānau life.


#We’re going places. Are you?


Position Description:  Trainee-Track-Worker-Infrastructure


Applications close: 8th March 2024 unless filled sooner


Due to Immigration Regulations, we are currently only accepting applications from candidates residing within New Zealand as New Zealand Residents or Citizens for this role!

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