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Title:  Trainee Safety Protectors - Auckland

Date:  25-Aug-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 1062

Business unit:  Construction Delivery
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Entry-Level



  • Entry level opportunity
  • Great rates and benefits
  • Full paid training provided
  • Career Development opportunities


If keeping people safe is your passion, then have you ever thought about using your skills to build a meaningful and interesting career with an iconic kiwi company? 


Your Role:

We have permanent positions available in Auckland with necessary training provided giving you all the skills needed to perform this role.


With a focus on safety for our people and our communities, as Trainee Safety Protector you will liaise with customers, subcontractors, and train control in protecting our rail corridor.  You will need to understand and follow the guidelines and processes to keep people safe. 


You will also conduct pre-start meeting inductions, assist with preparing land entry permits and safety plans.


Your Skills:

You might be the right person for a trainee safety protector role if you are:


  • Able to follow rules 100% of the time
  • Able to interact with people, to collaborate, coach and inform
  • Passionate about keeping people safe at work
  • Enjoy being part of a high energy team and ability to work on your own, alert, conscious of surroundings and aware of where people in the rail corridor are. 
  • Able to adapt to changing conditions and being able to think on your feet.


It is essential you have:


  • Full driver's licence, Class 2 licence will be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and radio communication experience will be advantageous
  • Good computer skills with an eye for detail
  • Be physically fit and happy to work in all weather conditions
  • Available to work non-standard hours as required (including nights, weekends, and public holidays)
  • Health and Safety focus with ability to think outside the square 


You must also be able to pass a Ministry of Justice check and complete a mandatory medical and drug test to be considered for this role.


Your Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate of $22.10
  • Excellent overtime rates - time and a half Saturdays, double time Sundays & time and a quarter for weekday night shifts.
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Designated career pathway and room to progress
  • Fully paid training and support to gain rail qualifications, certificates and required licenses to set you up for success


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.


Our safety protectors are trained staff who make sure people don't get hurt by trains.  If you want to join our mission for Zero Harm within an organisation that will support you to succeed, then why don't you jump onboard and start your rail journey today.


Applications close:  19 September 2021


Position Description:  Trainee Safety Protector


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