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Title:  Container Terminal Operator- Whangarei

Date:  13-May-2022

Whangarei, KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, NZ, 110

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

KiwiRail is one of New Zealand's most significant freight movers. We move over a third of our export goods across the country, using a wide range of services from temperature controlled, to containerised and bulk loads. Needless to say, we rely on our talented team to keep us running smoothly - and that's where you come in!


We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about working in freight/logistics to start their career in rail. You may have had previous experience working around Heavy Machinery, a background in Transport, Freight or Trucking and you're looking for that next challenge that will develop into a career and not a dead-end job.


Working as a Container Terminal Operator you will be responsible for: 

  • A variety of ground duties within our Whangarei Container Terminal site
  • Loading and unloading trains and trucks
  • Loading and unloading containers from wagons and trucks in and around heavy machinery


Prior to driving large Hoists in our Terminal, you learn all facets of our ground Operations within the Terminal. This may take up to 6 months or until we are confident you have a full understanding of our ground-based duties and Safety protocols.


To be successful in this role you need:

  • Full Class 1 Licence (essential), Class 2 Licence (preferred but not essential)
  • F endorsement (including OSH), or be willing to obtain these
  • The willingness to learn and develop
  • Physically fit
  • A true passion for the freight/logistics industry
  • A demonstrated focus on Zero Harm and working safely at all times
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • To be a team player who can work well with others
  • Confidence using basic computer programmes


Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate, motivated and can demonstrate a keen willingness to learn. We are definitely excited to hear from you if you are safety conscious and looking for a career - training and development provided!


The benefits:

  • Working in a fantastic small team with a truly supportive manager
  • You'll be entitled to continuous training with the opportunity to develop and grow
  • Heavily discounted travel
  • Discounted holiday homes and health insurance
  • Being part of a dynamic and fun team with a passion for rail's role in New Zealand.


This role is a full-time position (80 hours per fortnight) Monday to Friday. Some flexibility might be required occasionally as per business needs.


Applications close: 26th May 2022


Container Terminal Operator