Title:  Traction & Systems Controller - Wellington

Req ID:  1772

We are looking for a committed person to start their Rail Career in this role and become part of our One Winning Team!


  • Excellent learning opportunity with career progression opportunities
  • Shift work with in advance planned rosters to allow work-life balance
  • Located in Wellington
  • $34.60 per hour and then $36.56 after training  
  • Penal rates & allowances 
  • Full time rotating 24 hour roster base 40 hours

If life’s a journey, KiwiRail is a great way of keeping your career moving through it. Ours is a fast-paced, inspiring, and truly customer-focused culture – where your career will connect you to real opportunities, while balancing work and whānau life.


What you’ll do


As a Traction & Systems Controller you will look to monitor and control the Auckland & Wellington Electrified Traction Systems. As part of your new position, you will look to undertake rail system support duties for the national rail network on a 24/7 rotating roster.  


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Electrical Control Operations Planning 
  • Systems Support 
  • Learning & Development 
  • General Duties  
  • Records Management 
  • Rail Safety System Responsibilities 


What you’ll need


  • An Electrical qualification as a Line Mechanic or Electrician or Electrical Service Technician 
  • Experience working with Electrical systems or non-electrical trade or technical experience that shows ability to understand control systems and procedures 
  • Experience working shift work
  • Ability to travel and stay away from Wellington (including Auckland) for short periods
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • NCEA Level 1 in Maths & English or Equivalent  
  • Full Class 1 Drivers Licence (New Zealand or International) 


What you’ll get


  • Extensive support and ongoing training.
  • KiwiRail will support your development if you are willing to expose yourself to the opportunities and you are keen to learn and grow with us. The more experience you gain the more opportunities open up to you with pay increases and with job progression opportunities. Your training is universally recognised.
  • Discounted travel and health insurance and holiday homes across NZ as part of the Staff Welfare Trust.
  • 5 weeks annual leave


Our people are everything. That’s why KiwiRail is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunities to succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, personalities, ethnicities, abilities, and cultures.#We’re going places. Are you? 


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