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Title:  Tradesperson - Entry level

Date:  23-Nov-2021

Hamilton, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 3200

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





Tradesperson – Entry level

  • Located at our Te Rapa Depot
  • Great entry level role
  • Learn from industry experts


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

Our Te Rapa depot has a great entry level role for an aspiring mechanically minded candidate. You could have recently completed a pre-trade certificate or have hands on pre-trade experience. Or, you have a passion for any mechanical field and trains! All you need is the right attitude, as this role will provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed in your career. 


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

  • Prior experience in a mechanical environment, preferably with heavy industry
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Able to follow task instructions
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office – Word, Excel and e mail)


Mo matou: About us


  • Competitive hourly base rates.
  • Fantastic penalty rates (double time on Sun, time and a half on Sat, and time and a quarter for weekday night shifts).
  • Access to discounted, travel and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust.
  • Membership to the NZ Railways Staff Welfare Trust, who has been looking after its members for 60 years and offers reimbursement of medical expenses for members and their families, access to a shared holiday home scheme, and group discounts on optional extra insurances such as surgical and funeral cover. 
  • Travel benefits for staff and their nominated persons and dependants.
  • Designated career pathways, internal career progression opportunities and long term employment.


KiwiRail is a purpose-driven State Owned Enterprise with a commercial mandate. We run our business efficiently and effectively while delivering significant economic benefits through taking trucks off the road, reducing carbon emissions and road maintenance costs, easing congestion in cities and making roads safer. Our purpose 'Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand' speaks to what our people, our customers, our stakeholders and the Government, our shareholder, want for KiwiRail: to be more connected. Connected to our customers and the future needs of their businesses. Connected to the communities we serve and operate in. Connected to each other, for the good of the country. Our purpose speaks to connected people, networks, journeys, experiences and ways of working that move KiwiRail, the transport sector and New Zealand forward.


Applications cose: Tuesday 7th December 2021, 11.59pm. 











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