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Title:  Trainee Signals Technician - Dunedin

Date:  05-May-2022

Dunedin, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 9032

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




Trainee opportunity

  • Dunedin based
  • Busy and challenging role



Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

Our Network Services team is responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals and level crossings. KiwiRail's network is vast and complex, representing the challenging geographic features within the natural New Zealand landscape - we need experts with specialised skills to keep us in front. 

We are on the lookout for a Signals Technician to join the team.

You will be responsible for ensuring effective, reliable and efficient operations of all signalling assets. This will include maintenance, installation, restoration and repair under the supervision of the Leading Hand Signals Technician.  With multiple signalled crossings on our network this role is challenging, fast paced and in an environment where using initiative and problem solving is celebrated.  


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

This is a great development opportunity where you will receive excellent on the job training alongside our current Signals teams who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge.

  • New Zealand Electrical Registration as an electrician
  • Industrial electrical background/Mechanical aptitude is preferable 
  • Keen to take on further training and develop a career with KiwiRail
  • Proven team player
  • The ability to attend to emergency failures after hours and to work outside in all weather
  • Class 1 driving license with a requirement to gain Class 2 status


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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