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Title:  Traction Electricians/General Electricians Group- Palmerston North

Date:  09-May-2022

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 4414

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

  • Great team environment
  • More than a job - ready for a career?
  • Qualified Electrician


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Traction Electrician. As a member of the Traction team, you will be responsible for the provision of effective, reliable and efficient day to day operations of all overhead traction systems and associated equipment.


As a Trainee Traction Electrician, you will be responsible for maintenance, installation, and restoration of electrician components in high voltage traction substation systems.

You will be working as part of a team, so communication is key. This role involves working at heights and outdoors in all weathers.


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


As a Trainee Traction Electrician, you will be reliable, professional, enthusiastic and have a strong commitment to health and safety.


To be successful within this role you will need to hold a current Electrician and or an Electrical Inspectors, with a current practicing licence with the EWRB or hold the equivalent qualifications from overseas that can be converted to New Zealand standard. 


We will also 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 Traction team who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge.


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 & 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.


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.


Expiry 23rd May 2022


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


Trainee Traction Electrician

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