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Title:  Trainee Track Worker - Dunedin

Date:  09-Sep-2021

Dunedin, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 9032

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



Your Role:

We are looking for a Trainee Track Worker to join our team in our Dunedin depot on a permanent, full time basis. This is an Entry Level role where no experience is necessary, and we provide fully paid training.  As a member of the track maintenance team you will work as part of a small, collaborative team carrying out the maintenance, repairs and renewals of our infrastructure asset (the train tracks) in a safe, cost effective and timely manner. This position works outdoors, and you must be keen to work in all weather conditions and not be afraid to get your hands dirty in this physical role.


Your Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate of $22.10, moving to $23.06 once training is complete
  • Excellent overtime rates - time and a half Saturdays, double time Sundays & time and a quarter for weekday night shifts
  • 4% Kiwisaver contribution
  • Access to discounted travel and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Designated career pathway and room to progress with fully paid training


Your Skills:

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly enthusiastic and enjoy a role that includes following procedures, instructions and problem solving.  We have a great team here – you’ll be working as part of a supportive and inclusive team environment. You will also have:

  • A full, clean, Class 1 Driver Licence with a Class 2 (HT Licence) an advantage 
  • Comfortable working within safety guidelines and with light mechanical hand tools
  • The ability to pass and retain stringent medical and drug standards
  • A high level of physical fitness, team spirit and be Health and sSafety focused
  • Ability to work both weekend and night shifts on a pre-planned rotating roster


Who We Are:

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4,000 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.


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