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Title:  Tradesperson - Hutt Workshops

Date:  05-May-2022

Lower Hutt, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 5010

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




  • Great stable career opportunity
  • Excellent team environment



Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

We have opportunities for Trade Qualified Electrical, Heavy Diesel, Mechanical or Automotive Mechanics to join our team at Hutt workshops. 


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

Working as a Tradesperson, you will be kept busy in our workshop with the inspection, servicing and maintenance of our rolling stock fleet.. The primary focus of this role is to carry out the various maintenance checks and repairs as set out in the Maintenance Plan to the standards required in the Mechanical Codes and Instructions, ensuring the assets reliability and availability.  These are very hands-on roles with individuals experience in the rail industry ranging from 1 year to 50 years. 


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

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly enthusiastic and enjoy a role that includes following procedures, fault finding, diagnosing, problem solving and fixing.  

  • Trade Qualified Level 2,3,4,5, as electrical, diesel, mechanical, automotive mechanic or similar.
  • Previous exposure to a heavy trade or automobile industry, machine upgrades, or experience working with locomotives, ships or similar is ideal.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret hydraulic & pneumatic control diagrams, electrical schematics and enjoy fault finding and process improvement.
  • Knowledge of relevant Engineering specifications and sound engineering practices.
  • Have a full, clean Class 1 NZ driver's licence.
  • High level of physical fitness, team spirit and be Health and Safety focused.


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 Us:

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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