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Title:  Carpenter / Trades Person - Structures Worker (Whangarei)

Date:  09-Sep-2021

Whangarei, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 110

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



  • Carpentry / Trades Background
  • Great team environment
  • Career Succession Plan


We are looking for a Structures Worker preferably from a Carpentry or Trades background for an opportunity we have available in Whangarei.


Your Role:

As a member of our maintenance team, you will work in a team environment carrying out maintenance, repairs, and renewals of the infrastructure assets in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.


This is an outdoor role you will need to be physical fit, willing to work in all weather conditions and not afraid to get your hands dirty. 


You must also be willing to work early mornings, nights, weekends and public holidays as required.


Your Skills:

A Clean NZ Drivers Licence, Class 1 is essential in this role. It would also be advantageous to have a Class 2 (HT Licence) but if not, we can support you in getting one if it's required in your role.


Ideally you will come from a trades background within the rail/construction industry.  You will be used to a heavy labouring environment with experience using light mechanical hand tools.  Because of this experience we will looking for you to be able to demonstrate the ability to follow safety guidelines and be results driven.


A solid level of both verbal and written communication is also important in this role.


Your Benefits:

  • Excellent overtime rates - time and a half Saturdays, double time Sundays & time and a quarter for weekday night shifts
  • Access to discounted travel, health insurance & holiday houses across NZ as part of our Staff Welfare Trust
  • Full training and support to gain rail qualifications, certificates and required licenses to set you up for success
  • Career progression opportunities with designated career pathway and room to progress with fully paid training


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.


Our team is like a family, we love what we do, and we thrive in this busy and upbeat environment.  If this is something you want to be a part of, then what are you waiting for?


Applications close: 3 October 2021


Position Description:  Structures Worker

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