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Title:  Rail Operator - Mt Maunganui

Date:  29-Apr-2022

Mt Maunganui, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 3116

Business unit:  Rail Operations
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Part Time
Level of experience:  Entry-Level


A little insight into working for KiwiRail, check out our great Rail Operator video click here it's time to join us! 

  • Career development and job security
  • One of New Zealand’s fast growing organisations
  • Our rate starting rate is $25.23, which insreases once qualified to $27.57+ generous shift penalty rates
  • Shift work with in advance planned rosters to allow for work-life-balance


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

First and foremost we would like to see you grow and develop here at KiwiRail. Our Rail Operators are a hugely important part of our business and without these teams the business would come to a holt. Our teams work outside in our freight rail yards in all weathers in a physically challenging role, where safety is of the utmost importance.

You'll see yourself performing shunting duties. This means you'll link and unlink wagons, direct train drivers when coupling wagons and locomotives, place wagons into customer sidings (railway parking tracks). You'll be an essential part of conducting safety checks ensuring that all vehicles in the train are in a fit state to commence the journey. You will be working in a small team and also be communicating via radio, so clear communication skills are essential.


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

You'll be challenged by working in a physical role while working outdoors. This role involves heavy manual handling and a reasonable amount of walking. You'll be working on a 24/7 rotating roster, so previous experience working shifts is advantageous, along with experience working outdoors in all-weather conditions. We plan our rosters 14 days in advance in order to allow for balancing life and work. 

  • You could come from any background, as long as you have had exposure to physical labour where H&S was at the core of what you did
  • Health & Safety is critical in our organisation, so you will need to have a strong safety focus and genuinely care about the wellbeing of your team and yourself at all times.
  • Team work is second nature to you and you can easily communicate to people from all walks of life


Your Benefits:

  • A competitive hourly rate
  • Extensive support and ongoing training. The more experience in the yard you gain the more opportunities open up to you with pay increases and with job progression opportunities. Your training is universally recognized.
  • Heavily discounted travel and health insurance


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.


This is a great opportunity to learn while you work within an organisation that will support you to succeed. Our team is like a family, we love what we do and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment. If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Apply now and start your journey today. 


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