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Title:  Track Workers / Welders - Hamilton

Date:  03-Sep-2021

Hamilton, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 3200

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



KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing 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 and that is where you come in. 


We have an exciting opportunity join one of our Track Groups in Hamilton. We are on the lookout for individuals who want to work in a Track Worker role starting from a Trainee all the way up to Ganger level.


Your Role

As a member of our maintenance teams you will work in a team environment carrying out maintenance, repairs, and renewals of the infrastructure in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.  Working on the Railway is very dynamic, you could be installing, repairing, or renewing track, working in tunnels or on bridges. You will enjoy working in a small team ensuring you get the opportunity to build great working relationships with your co-workers.


This is an outdoor role so you will need to be physically fit, willing to work in all weather conditions and not afraid to get your hands dirty. If you enjoy problem solving in a fast-paced outdoor environment, willing to learn new skills and secure yourself a career, the railway could be for you!


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) but if not, we can support you in getting one if it's required in your role.


Ideally, you will have experience within the rail industry but experience in construction or within a heavy labouring environment using light mechanical hand tools will also be beneficial.  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:

  • Starting hourly rate for a Trainee Track Worker is $22.10 with the great opportunity to get a foot in the door within the rail industry!
  • Additional penal rates for overtime, night, weekend, and public holiday work
  • Full training and support to gain rail qualifications, certificates and required licenses to set you up for success
  • Being part of a close-knit team with a passion for rail's role in New Zealand


You must have full working rights to NZ as 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. KiwiRail is a company that offers more than just a job so if you are looking for a career then what are you waiting for? Apply now and start your rail journey today.


Applications close 19 September 2021

Trainee Track Worker / Welder PD