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Title:  Welder - Otahuhu Depot

Date:  20-Nov-2021

Otahuhu, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 1062

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





Your Role:

We are keen to hear from anyone who holds a trade qualification or working towards a trade qualification in fabrication/welding or auto mechanics.

This is a hands-on role, working alongside other mechanical engineers, locomotive maintainers and apprentices in a team environment, which will involve shift work.


To be successful in the role you will need:

As someone who enjoys being "hands-on" you may not have thought about a career in rail but we can offer so much!!  We have talented mentors to support you in developing a career for yourself - We continuously strive for and promote diversity and inclusion in our workforce all you need is a demonstrated mechanical aptitude, great work ethic and the fortitude, common-sense and practical skills to begin a career in Rail along with the following:


  • Either hold or be working towards a trade qualification
  • Exposure to a manufacturing environment, heavy or automobile industry, machine upgrades, or experience working with locomotives, ships or similar is ideal.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret hydraulic & pneumatic control circuit diagrams, electrical schematics and enjoy fault finding and process improvement.
  • Knowledge of relevant Engineering specifications and sound engineering practices.
  • Mechanically minded - know the difference between a left and right-handed screwdriver!
  • Full, clean NZ driver's licence
  • Fit and active and comfortable in a hands-on role working in an energetic environment



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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