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Title:  Tradespeople - Palmerston North - Locomotives

Date:  27-Aug-2021

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 4414

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




Your new role:

Our Palmerston North depot is in seeking qualified Mechanical Engineer/ Fitter/ Turner/ Mechanic/ Welder. In this role you will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the Locomotive fleet in the various depots. The successful candidate will carry out the various maintenance checks as set out in the Rail operating code with the view to improve reliability and availability of the fleet. There would be also rail vehicle movements in this role. This is a hands-on role, working along with other mechanical engineers, locomotive maintainers, and servicing assistants in a team environment, and will involve shift work depending on the Depot.


Your skills:

To be successful in this role as a Mechanical Engineer/ Fitter/ Mechanic/ Welder you will need:

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing enviroment, preferably with heavy industry or automobile industry experience and machine upgrades, or experience in locomotives, ship or similar
  • Abillity to analyseand interpret hydraulic & pneumatic control circuit diagrams, fault finding, develop alternate methods
  • A good knowledge of relevant Engineering specifications, standards, sound engineering practices.


Your benefits:

  • A competitive hourly rate (depending on your skills, experiences, and qualifications)
  • Access to discounted travel and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust.
  • Designated career pathway and room to progress with fully paid training.


About your new company:

Working at KiwiRail you'll be joining a kiwi-owned company who has been operating for over 150 years, employing 4,000 amazing people across the entire country.  We're an organisation who love to develop our people and can offer several career opportunities to progress; to Team Leader and beyond.  If you would like to be rewarded for working hard and add to Stronger Connections Better New Zealand jump on board and start your career with KiwiRail today!

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