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Title:  Trainee Track Worker- Palmerston North

Date:  03-Sep-2021

Palmerston North, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 4414

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



Would you like to be part of an iconic Kiwi organisation that invests in your future and pays you while they train you to succeed? Then look no further!


  • Designated career pathway and room to progress with fully paid training.
  • Attractive hourly rate starting at $22.10 with fantastic penalty rates
  • Access to discounted travel and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust


Your Role:

We are looking for Trainee Track Workers to join our team in our Palmerston North on a Permanent, Full Time basis. This is an Entry Level role where no experience is necessary, and we provide fully paid training.  As a member of the track maintenance team you will work as part of a small, collaborative team carrying out the maintenance, repairs and renewals of our infrastructure asset (the train tracks) in a safe, cost effective and timely manner. This position works outdoors, and you must be keen to work in all weather conditions and not be afraid to get your hands dirty in this physical role.


Your Benefits:

  • Starting hourly rate of $22.10, moving to $23.06 once training is complete
  • 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


Your Skills:

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly enthusiastic and enjoy a role that includes following procedures, instructions and problem solving.  We have a great team here - you'll be working as part of a supportive and inclusive team environment. You will also have:

  • A full, clean, Class 1 Driver Licence with a Class 2 (HT Licence) an advantage 
  • Comfortable working within safety guidelines and with light mechanical hand tools
  • The ability to pass and retain stringent medical and drug standards
  • A high level of physical fitness, team spirit and be Health and safety focused
  • Ability to work both weekend and night shifts on a pre-planned rotating roster


Who We Are:

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 4,000 talented people in a wide range of business functions.  Our teams are responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometers 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. If you want to learn while you work as part of an iconic organisation that will support you to succeed, then what are you waiting for?  Apply online now and start your journey with KiwiRail today.


More information about the role can be found here.


Please Note: Due to current border restrictions, we regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates outside of New Zealand and all applicants must have full unrestricted working rights in NZ. We will not be soliciting applications from Recruitment Agencies at this time, all applications must be submitted through our career's website.


Applications close 19 September 2021

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