I will add, that there are trainees who started with me in 2011 who are still not qualified, and not because they don't to either. So, if your thinking you going to be driving trains anytime soon as a qualified driver, you may be in for shock.
There is copious amounts of groundwork, however it's a foot in the door.
I should also note that the entire industry is in a depressed state right now, with a large number of qualified drivers on the prowl looking for a position. There is limited ability to move around in the short to medium term. However, if you can stick it out there are very positive prospects as it is very much an "old" workforce with retirements in the next 5-10 years expected to cause a large need to recruit again.
Trainee Locomotive Driver
Looking for a new challenge with a long term career focus
Varying shift patterns across a 24/7 roster
Available to work casual or part time if required
At Asciano we're committed to building a workplace that enables diversity of thought, fresh perspectives, different decision making and ultimately, better business outcomes.
As Australia's only combined rail freight and cargo port operator, Asciano (ASX: AIO) handles and hauls the millions of tonnes of agricultural and resource commodities, retail goods, manufacturing products, construction and other materials that keep the region's economy, businesses and households running. With more than 8,500 skilled and motivated employees across our organisation, our future can be your future.
Pacific National is one of Australia's largest rail providers, comprising three businesses: National Intermodal, Queensland Coal & Bulk and NSW/Vic Coal & Bulk. Join our team as we continue to strive to become market leaders in logistic services that connect businesses and their markets across Australia.
- Open "C" class driver's license
- Successful completion of a CAT1 medicaL
- Over 18 years of age
- Experience with shift work and flexibility to work a 24/7 roster
- Good mechanical aptitude along with experience operating heavy machinery/equipment
- Ability to work effectively in a team
- Good ideas for work improvement
As a Locomotive Driver (level 1-4) you will be required to prepare, manage and operate locomotives and trains safely and comply with established operational procedures in order to meet customer and operational requirements. You will pro-actively assist with the development of the team culture across all streams focused on service quality and delivery.
You will be trained in all aspects of safe and efficient locomotive operations and will develop relevant skills and experiences through competency based assessments and on and off the job training. You will be trained to prepare, manage and operate locomotives and trains safely and comply with established operational procedures in order to meet customer and operational requirements
So what do we need from you other than drive, determination and enthusiasm?
Your positive attitude, excellent communication skills and strong commitment to safety will be an important contribution to our culture as will your willingness to undertake ongoing training and development activities. You will have a high regard for safety, a supportive attitude towards your team and excel at customer service.
Applications close on 6.7.15