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Title:  Fitter, Coachbuilder, Panelbeater, Fabricator, Boilermaker or Welder

Date:  11-May-2022

Mt Maunganui, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 3116

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



  • Join a friendly and supportive team
  • Mt Maunganui
  • Busy and challenging role



Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have


We have opportunities for Mechanical Engineers to join our Upper North Island Rolling Stock Maintenance team in Mt Maunganui.  Penal rates are paid for night and weekend shifts.  Overtime is available as the business requires and arranged by mutual agreement.  The KiwiRail / RMTU MECA offers generous leave provisions which also includes Long Service, Shift Leave and Retirement Leave.


Working as a Mechanical Engineer, you will be kept busy in our depot with the inspection, servicing and maintenance of our rolling stock fleets, predominantly Wagons. 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, working as part of our diverse team of mechanical engineers at Mt Maunganui, with individuals experience in the rail industry ranging from 1 year to 40 years.  Our Mt Maunganui team forms part of our Rolling Stock Asset Services Group and the wider KiwiRail Whanau.


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, problem solving and fixing.  


  • Trade Qualified or experience and/or proven mechanical background e.g., fitting, coachbuilder, automobile, machine upgrade, fabrication, boilermaker or welding
  • Previous exposure to a heavy trade or automobile industry, machine upgrades, or experience working with rail or automotive equipment, ships or similar is ideal
  • A current and valid 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 KiwiRail:

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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