Trainee Traction Line Mechanic - Palmerston North
Kiwi Rail
Palmerston North, NZ
6d ago

KiwiRail is New Zealand's national railway, employing around 3,400 talented people in a wide range of business functions.

Our Network Services team is responsible for maintaining 4,000 kilometres of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals and level crossings.

Based out of our Palmerston North depot this role is responsible for the provision of effective, reliable and efficient day to day operations of all Overhead Traction systems and associated equipment.

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a hard-working person who has a genuine interest in developing a career in rail.

You will need to be willing to undertake both On the Job Training and set training courses provided by KiwiRail.

Your Role

  • Carry out maintenance, repairs, installation and restoration to all areas of the Overhead Traction system on the rail network.
  • Use and maintain Traction Overhead test and measuring equipment
  • Use and maintain hand power tools for electrical work
  • Complete records, reports and documentation as required
  • Your Skills

  • Be physically fit and comfortable working at heights in all weather conditions
  • Have Intermediate Word and Excel skills
  • Hold a clean and current Class 1 driver's licence (Class 2 preferred)
  • Be available to work regular rostered night shifts and weekends
  • Be Health and Safety focused, a good team player and able to work autonomously
  • Your Benefits

  • Penal rates for overtime, weekends and callouts
  • Discounted holiday homes and health insurance
  • On the job training and development plan with pay to match
  • Being part of a close-knit team with a passion for rail's role in New Zealand
  • This is a great development opportunity where you will receive excellent on the job training alongside our current Traction team who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge.

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