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Trainee Locomotive Driver- Berrimah

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Permanent - Full Time
Transport Operations & Logistics

Location: Berrimah

Remuneration/Benefit: Competitive remuneration and benefits

  • Work for Australia's Largest Rail Freight Operator
  • Excellent Team Culture
  • Aurizon Bulk Depot in Berrimah, Northern Territory

About the role:

Entry Level Rail Traineeships for applicants looking to become a qualified Locomotive Driver are on offer. You must be able to commence on Monday 24 July 2023 to be considered. These roles offer a unique opportunity for people with either limited or no exposure in the rail industry to undertake a structured training program and become a qualified locomotive driver with Aurizon. 

Working on a 24/7 shift roster, your role will consist of the following key responsibilities:

  • Safe operation of locomotives including mainline and yard operations
  • Basic train examination competencies such as roll by inspections
  • Drive Aurizon motor vehicles as required
  • Work in accordance with Aurizon's safety and operational standards and procedures

On successful completion of the training, you will obtain a Nationally recognised Certificate IV in Rail Operations.

  • 24x7 rotating shift roster 365 days a year including early starts, late finishes, nights, weekends, and public holidays
  • Apply theoretical knowledge from training to practical operation
  • Undertake locomotive driver training and successfully complete modules within a set timeframe

About you:  

We are looking for people that can commit to our regional depots and become part of the community, in addition to:

  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to work a 24/7 shift work roster including availability to work weekends/public holidays
  • Current unrestricted Class C drivers’ licence
  • Ability to undertake an extensive training program including theory & practical components, with availability to attend a 9-week training block in Adelaide, commencing 24 July.
  • Commitment to Aurizon values and a willingness to embrace a diverse work environment

Ability to successfully pass pre-employment checks such as psychometric testing, driving history checks, reference checks and a CAT 1 Rail medical is a requirement for these roles. Please note these are not FIFO/DIDO positions.

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a national portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities.  Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

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.

To learn about us and our company values visit

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