Title:  Tradesperson or Fitter (ME) - Auckland

Req ID:  11081


Are you a talented tradesperson or fitter seeking new opportunities and challenges? Look no further! We are expanding, and we're on the lookout for skilled individuals like you to join our team! 


  • Join a friendly and supportive team   
  • Auckland Based 
  • Busy and challenging role  
  • Monday – Friday (7:00am to 3:30pm)
  • $27.81- $40.58 per hour *Depending on experience*


What you’ll do:

Working as a Fitter, you will be kept busy in our depot with the inspection, servicing and maintenance of our rolling stock fleets, predominantly Locomotives and Passenger 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.   


What you’ll need:

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 (NZQA or Equivalent) Level 4 or 5 as, electrical, diesel, fabrication, coach builder, mechanical, pneumatic, automotive mechanic or similar (Non – Trade Qualifications will also be reviewed)
  • Previous exposure to a heavy trade or automobile industry, machine upgrades, or experience working with locomotives, ships or similar is ideal but not essential
  • 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 
  • High level of physical fitness, team spirit and be Health and Safety focused


What you’ll get:

  • Extensive support and ongoing training -KiwiRail will support your development if you are willing to expose yourself to the opportunities and you are keen to learn and grow with us
  • Full PPE Provided 
  • Discounted travel, health insurance and holiday homes across NZ as part of the Staff Welfare Trust scheme   
  • 4 Weeks Annual Leave 


About KiwiRail:

Our people are everything. That’s why 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 life’s a journey, KiwiRail is a great way of keeping your career moving through it. Ours is a fast-paced, inspiring, and truly customer-focused culture – where your career will connect you to real opportunities, while balancing work and whānau life.


#We’re going places. Are you?


Applications close: 22nd February 2024


Position Description


Due to Immigration Regulations, we are currently only accepting applications from candidates residing within New Zealand as New Zealand Residents or Citizens for this role!


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