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Title:  Operations Manager - Picton

Date:  30-Apr-2021

Picton, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 7220

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager based at our Picton terminal. In this role, you will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the people and functions associated with the movement of freight in and out of the Terminal. These functions include rolling stock availability; departure timeliness, service performance, health & safety, cost management, including labour costs; (i.e. overtime, leave, hours of work, rostering), fuel costs; maintenance and repair costs of all equipment, buildings and track.


We are looking for an experienced operational leader, who believes in getting dirt on their boots, working alongside and developing their people to achieve and grow in their roles. You will understand the customer is the reason we do what we do and that doing that safely is of paramount importance.


Who We Are:

We're a business that's going somewhere with ambitious plans and a government that believes in the importance of what we do. We are working together to build stronger transport connections, through investment in improved infrastructures and close working relationships with our key partners and stakeholders to create a better-connected New Zealand. With millions invested in the growth of KiwiRail we are now looking to strengthen our teams even more with leaders and technical experts who can continue to take us on this journey.


Your Skillset:

  • Demonstrated experience within a supervisory/management role within a heavy industrial/unionised environment
  • Project management experience
  • Expertise in analysing, evaluating and problem-solving, risks and unplanned supply disruptions (forward thinking, organised and resilient)
  • Basic working knowledge of NZ employment and health and safety legislation
  • Understanding of a Zero Harm culture and what that means for the organisation, our people, the community and environment


Your Benefits:

  • A role with influence and growth in investment, one that will need someone to work with vigour and pace to bring our teams on the journey with us.
  • An opportunity to be part of a leadership team that is changing the way we work
  • 5 weeks Annual leave
  • Discounted travel, health and medical insurance


We're a company that's going places, with so much investment in our future infrastructure, there has not been a better time to be part of the successful development of Kiwirail. Be a part of the KiwiRail journey!


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