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Title:  Track Inspector

Date:  21-Apr-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 1062

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

KiwiRail is proud to be the backbone of New Zealand's integrated transport network, where safety and well-being is paramount, which is why we are on the hunt for two Track Inspectors to join our team based at the Westfield depot in Otahuhu, Auckland.


Working in the greater Auckland region (Pukekohe to Swanson) you will be required to physically carry out inspections of KiwiRail's track including rail sleepers, fasteners, ballasts, drainage and other infrastructure assets.


Your Role:

Vital to the safe running of the network, the audit and inspection process pro-actively monitors safety and code compliance. It allows the Track Inspector to monitor work programmes and progress against plans and gather asset information to make recommendations on work required.


The Track Inspector will primarily work alone, alongside a wider team of Field Asset Engineers, Track Gangs and Field Production Manager.  You will provide recommendations on timeous, cost effective maintenance and scoping of required work.  As a result, you must be a team player with the ability to communicate your ideas on work priorities, safety and methodology. You will have excellent report writing ability, and high computer literacy.  In addition, we are looking for someone who ideally:


  • Willing to work shifts including weekends (Mon – Wed 07h00 - 15h00, Thurs 07h00 – 10h00 and then 21h00 – 05h00 and weekends as required)
  • Full, clean Class 1 drivers licence essential with Class 2 beneficial
  • Demonstrated commitment to Health and Safety with a background in construction health and safety processes
  • A high attention to detail and adeptness at working well to deadlines
  • Holds operational certification to work on railroads – Track skills (basic, intermediate and advanced), Tunnel Operations (Networks) and RPO Hirail Vehicle full and final (preferred but not essential)


This is a physical, hands on role where you will be working outside and in all weather conditions, so you need to be fit and ready to reap the rewards of working hard.


If you have an attitude where you are driven to succeed, then our Team is wanting to hear from you - Apply online today!


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