Container Terminal Operator - Palmerston North
Kiwi Rail
Palmerston North, NZ
6d ago

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 not a dead end job.

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

  • A variety of ground duties within our Palmerston North 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 prior to Hoist driving.

    To be successful in this role you need :

  • Class 2 Licence (Preferred but not essential)
  • F endorsement (including OSH) preferred, or be willing to obtain these
  • 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 (no two days are the same)
  • 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 keen to expand on skills already learnt. We are definitely keen to hear from you if you are looking for a career and not just a job - training and development provided!

    The benefits :

  • You'll be entitled to continuous training
  • Penal rates for working outside normal hours
  • 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.
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