Title:  Gate In Officer Trainee - Wellington

Req ID:  11108



We are looking for a committed person to start their Rail Career in this role and become part of our One Winning Team!


  • Excellent learning opportunity with career progression opportunities
  • Shift work with in advance planned rosters to allow work-life balance
  • $27.81 per hour starting rate and moving to $29.51 on completion of training


As a Gate In Officer, you are primarily responsible for the timely receipt, handling, transit and delivery of all inbound and outbound containers from our KiwiRail Container Terminal.  This includes ensuring all containers are gated in and out, that temperature control checks are conducted as required and all corresponding documentation is complete and correct. You will be responsible for ensuring that cargo movements are transacted within the requirements specified by NZ Customs, MAF and shipping lines and maintaining a container inventory which accurately reflects the containers that are on the site.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment, where you will be supported in your learning, then we have the right opportunity for you!


What you’ll need

We care for our customers and are looking to find someone who excels in their customer service skills, has an approachable manner and enjoys engaging with various stakeholders with at times competing demands. If you are a process driven person with high attention to detail and if you have a passion for continuous process improvement this might be the right opportunity for your next role.


  • High level of computer skills and be familiar with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Full, clean Class 1 Drivers Licence as you will be driving a vehicle on site 
  • Natural communicator and team player with a drive to achieve the best results for the business and our customers
  • Experience in Logistics, Cargo, Freight Forwarding or Customer Service would be advantageous
  • Willingness to be flexible working a roster including morning and afternoon shifts but with a requirement for night shift availability as well.


What you’ll get

  • A competitive hourly rate of $27.81 + time and a half Saturdays & double time Sundays (rosters run Mondays - Saturdays at the moment).
  • Extensive support and ongoing training.
  • KiwiRail will support your development if you are willing to expose yourself to the opportunities and you are keen to learn and grow with us. 
  • Discounted travel and health insurance and holiday homes across NZ as part of the Staff Welfare Trust.
  • 4 weeks annual leave


Our people are everything. That’s why KiwiRail is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected, and have equal opportunities to succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, personalities, ethnicities, abilities, and cultures.


#We’re going places. Are you? 


Position Description

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