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Title:  Signals Technician Group - Auckland

Date:  07-Sep-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 1062

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



  • Opportunity for a qualified Electrician with Practicing Licence to get into Rail
  • Development and Training Provided
  • Full Career Progression Plan with incremental wage increases


KiwiRail is committed to investing in the growth of rail in New Zealand.  We are looking for people who want a career building a rail network that meets the needs of future rail.


Your Role:

If you are hands on person with electrical registration and have a desire to learn from some of the best, this could be the right opportunity for you.


You will be responsible for the provision of effective, reliable, and efficient day to day operations of all signalling assets in and around the greater Auckland region.


This will include the maintenance, installation, restoration, and repair of signal interlocking components, so an interest in this area would be advantageous. With over 50 signalled crossings on our network this role is challenging, fast paced and in an environment where using initiative and problem solving is celebrated.  


Your Skills:

Ideally you are a qualified Signals Technician; however, we will consider applications for a Trainee position if you are:


  • A registered Electrician preferably working in a commercial/industrial environment
  • NZ Electrical registration and practicing license is essential
  • Reliable, enthusiastic and have a strong commitment to Health & Safety
  • Willing to be part of a callout roster to attend to emergency failures after hours
  • Able to work outside in all weather


Your Benefits:

  • More than just a job this is a career for someone who is passionate about rail
  • Excellent overtime rates - time and a half Saturdays, double time Sundays & time and a quarter for weekday night shifts.
  • Designated career pathway and room to progress
  • Fully paid training alongside our current signals team who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge
  • Great team environment
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


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 want to learn while you work as part of an iconic organisation that will support you to succeed, then what are you waiting for?  Apply online now and start your journey with KiwiRail today.


Applications close:  26 September 2021


Position Description:  Trainee Signals Technician

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