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Permanent - Full Time
Transport Operations & Logistics

Location:  Newcastle

Remuneration: Competitive Salary + Bonus

  • Opportunity to drive change and make a difference as part of a Top 100 ASX listed organisation
  • Excellent team culture

Aurizon is committed to a diverse workforce and we encourage female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

About the role:

The Regional Operations Leader will play a major role in the day to day running of Aurizon's rail operations. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and drive front-line leadership in order to enable the safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of train services to our customers. This role will see you champion a safety and leadership culture which promotes, creates and maintains Zero Harm.

  • Create streamlined and optimised service delivery to our customers
  • Manage allocated yard and train crew operations and implement business improvement initiatives
  • Provide active crewing levels to support the provision of rostering and scheduling services
  • Ensure the allocated team has up to date training and level of competencies
  • Setting and monitoring of performance standards and behavioural standards, building a high-performance team, and managing performance, disciplinary matters
  • Run incident investigations and conduct detailed investigation reports
  • Promote optimum driving methodologies by conducting and reviewing regular downloads

    About you: 

  • Previous line leadership experience in large scale logistics or heavy industrial organisation.
  • Ability to work on a 24/ 7 roster encompassing nights, weekends and public holidays.
  • Engaging and committed leader that demonstrates felt leadership.
  • Be a positive forward thinker who sees the bigger picture and end goal.
  • Results driven and goal orientated.
  • Always striving to raise the standard and has a high expectation of the team.
  • Display accountability and autonomous leadership.

    About Aurizon: 

    Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

    We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment that values gender equity, LGBTI inclusion and workplace diversity.

    Our benefits:

  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Flexible Working Arrangements (Subject to business needs)

To learn about us and our company values, visit

Our values:

Safety: We have a relentless focus to ZEROHarm.

People: We seek diverse perspectives.

Integrity: We have the courage to do the right thing.

Customer: We strive to be the first choice for our customers.

Excellence: We set and achieve ambitious goals.

For more information on this position (reference 78662), please contact Rebecca Montgomery on 07 4943 4230

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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