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Title:  Team Leader - Invercargill

Date:  03-May-2022

Invercargill, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 9810

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





Team Leader - Invercargill


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

The Rolling Stock Asset Services (RSAS) group has overall responsibility and ownership for managing KiwiRail’s rolling stock assets, including but not limited to:

  • mainline and shunt locomotives
  • freight and specialist wagons
  • containers
  • passenger carriages
  • other rolling stock vehicles and equipment.

In this role you will be leading a small Team working on Diesel Locomotives, Shunts and Electric wagons performing maintenance and repairs.


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

The Team Leader, leads and organises the team daily and liaises with Planners to ensure work progresses to required standards in a timely manner.  He/she guides and mentor’s staff, leads by example, takes accountability for the team’s work and looks for opportunities for improvement.  The Team Leader supports the Site Leader in achieving the site’s targets. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • demonstrated leadership ability 
  • relevant technical background in a heavy maintenance industry, military, transport enviroment
  • computer literacy 
  • able to handle change and ambiguity 
  • current clean full driver’s license 
  • Team Player
  • Go getter
  • Helps drive change
  • Be safety conscious


Our Invercargill depot is seeking a Team Leader (trade based) preferably in the mechanical/diesel/auto/ field experience to join us on a full time, permanent basis. You might currently be working for one of our depots around the country seeking your next challenge. Or currently seeking your next true leadership opportunity. 


Mo matou: About us


  • Competitive hourly base rates 
  • Access to discounted, travel and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust. 


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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