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Title:  Tradespeople Wagon Depot Palmerston North

Date:  18-May-2022

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 4414

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



Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have:


Our Palmerston North Depot is in seeking qualified Tradesperson with experience in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering/ Fitting/Turning/ Automotive Mechanics. In this role you will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the Rail Vehicles that could include Locomotives / Wagons or Passenger Carriages 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.


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


  • To be successful in this role as a Tradesperson (Mechanical or Electrical) you will need:
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with heavy industry or automobile industry experience and machine upgrades, or experience in locomotives, ship or similar
  • Ability to analyse and interpret hydraulic & pneumatic control circuit diagrams, fault finding, develop alternate methods
  • A good knowledge of relevant Engineering specifications, standards, sound engineering practices.



Your Benefits

  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave
  • Competitive remuneration and excellent penal rates
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Career progression opportunities and long-term employment.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Fully paid training including: Apprenticeships, Leadership, Technical, Rail Operating Licences
  • Study Grants for employees and Scholarships for children of employees.
  • KiwiRail Networking Groups
  • Retail and Service discounts


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.


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.


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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