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Title:  Signals Technician Group-Palmerston North

Date:  04-May-2022

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 4414

Business unit:  Rail Operations
Position status:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full Time
Level of experience:  Entry-Level


  • Come and join one of NZ largest growing organisations
  • Permanent role located in Palmerston North
  • On job training and development


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

If you are hands on person with electrical registration/qualification and have a desire to learn from some of the best, this could be the right opportunity for you. Based at our Palmerston North depot, you will be responsible for the provision of effective, reliable and efficient day to day operations of all Signaling assets. This will include the maintenance, installation, restoration, and repair of Signal interlocking components, so an interest in this area would be advantageous. This role is challenging, fast paced and in an environment where using initiative and problem solving is celebrated.   


He aha nga pukengae rapu ana tatou: What skills are we looking for

Ideally you are a qualified Signals Technician, however we will consider applications for a Trainee position who come from a background as a registered Electrician. This is a great development opportunity where you will receive excellent on the job training alongside our current Signals team who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge.


As a person, you will be reliable, enthusiastic and have a strong commitment to Health & Safety. If you are passionate about a career in rail and have the willingness to be part of a callout roster to attend to emergency failures after hours with the ability to work outside in all weather, then we would like to hear from you.


Your Benefits

  • Access to discounted holiday homes and health insurance
  • On the job training and development plan with pay to match
  • Penal rates for overtime, weekends and callouts
  • Being part of a close-knit team with a passion for rail's role in New Zealand


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


KiwiRail is a purpose-driven State Owned Enterprise with a commercial mandate. We run our business efficiently and effectively while delivering significant economic benefits through taking trucks off the road, reducing carbon emissions and road maintenance costs, easing congestion in cities and making roads safer. Our purpose 'Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand' speaks to what our people, our customers, our stakeholders and the Government, our shareholder, want for KiwiRail: to be more connected. Connected to our customers and the future needs of their businesses. Connected to the communities we serve and operate in. Connected to each other, for the good of the country. Our purpose speaks to connected people, networks, journeys, experiences and ways of working that move KiwiRail, the transport sector and New Zealand forward.


Expiry 18th May 2022


KiwiRail has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirement for new employees as part of our health and safety risk management framework. This will require all new employees to be fully vaccinated from their start date and proof of your vaccine pass will be required as part of our pre employments process.


For further information about the role, please find the job description attached below:


Trainee Signals Technician

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