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Title:  Senior Maintenance Engineer

Date:  22-Jul-2022

Wellington, KiwiRail Ltd, NZ, 6011

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

This is an exciting time for our Interislander operation. With a significant investment programme for new sustainable ferries and two new terminals, we are gearing up for a bright future.


KiwiRail and Interislander is embarking on a time of transformational change right across the business. We are rolling out numerous exciting new projects including the construction and delivery of two new ships and ferry terminals through the Inter-Island Resilient Connection (iReX) Programme and revamping our operational/customer service strategies and processes.


Te mea angitu kei a tatou: The opportunity we have

We are looking for a Senior Maintenance Engineer to join our Interislander team!

The Senior Maintenance Engineer will provide leadership to the Maintenance Team by performing both supervisory and physical “hands on” work. You will provide leadership predominantly shore based working on Interislander assets.

You will need to monitor and control the application of labour, plant and materials to every job and you will need plan for and execute the repairs, checks and maintenance of the assets. You will have a key role to play in the management of the Maintenance Team and assist in their learning, development and professional growth.

As Senior Maintenance Engineer you will have a key role to play in the formulation and application of high quality work procedures for the shore workshop and the wider Interislander operation.


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

The successful applicant will have:


  • Relevant Mechanical or Marine Engineering experience
  • To be comfortable working in a marine environment
  • To be a fast learner of marine systems and operations
  • A good knowledge of safe engineering work practices and procedures
  • A sound knowledge of Safety, Quality & Risk management systems
  • Good IT skills with the ability to learn job specific software systems
  • A Class 1 driving licence (a Class 2 driving licence and F endorsement is desirable, but training can be provided)
  • Experience in people management and a drive to expand this skillset



This position manages a small team; therefore, the successful candidate will have strong leadership capabilities and communication skills. We are looking for you to lead by example and drive our Zero Harm safety culture. The expectation is that you will promote a high-performance ethos, which is required to provide a timely and effective service for the shore workshop and wider Interislander operation.


The ideal candidate will be hard working, have great attention to detail and excellent communication skills. If you have the enthusiasm and desire to continually challenge and develop yourself within a progressive organization, we want to hear from you.



Mo matou: About us

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.


Your benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance and holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust

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.


This role will close on Aug 19, 2022. For further information or any questions please contact: Varun Malhotra, Recruitment Advisor on

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