After having read and reread the position description, does anyone know what the initial job will involve? Do you start as a shunt driver and progress or.....?
Hi Archer in response to your questions ...
The job involves different stages or levels which are completely different to what you now call AURIZON narrow guage ..It is with Aurizon Intermodal which comes under a NSW agreement a seperate entity to the Queensland cousin.
Intermodal you will start level 1 or 2 which involves safeworking both NSW and Qld ,shunting,Dangerouss goods ,Load and secure etc .Level 3 is equivilent to a DA or the old term fireman. Level 4 is Train Driver Main line some depots have 3.5 which is shunt driver in yard only but at Acacia Ridge its level 4 .
If sucessful you will you will learn the yard ,shunting on ground etc then progress up with training,
We do more than other Drivers in other companies we shunt on the ground remarshalling consist etc,we load and secure ie walk our train for departure,wagon maintence ,prep and fuel locomotives ensure etc.
We have great locos weeding out the old girls mainly 4000 LDPS and the new 6000 class .
Once you progreess up the ladder you will learn the road to Taree its a 620km trip one way mainly 11/12 hr shifts departing at 1800 hrs and a camp job .Trust me its a bloody long way and a hard road to learn but its a great job every train is different meaning load.locos etc and are mainly 1400/1500m long,
But must be prepared to do the hard hards Intermodal ist like narrow guage where you are a driver in 12mts can take up to 3yrs .
Hope this helps good luck