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Locomotive Driver

Job number 680442 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Esperance Categories: Transport Operations & Logistics, Targeted role

Our Bulk West team has signed a new contract with Mineral Resources Limited (MinRes) to be the exclusive rail operator for haulage of iron ore from Koolyanobbing mine to Aurizon's Esperance Terminal, shunting into the Port of Esperance, rollingstock leasing and maintenance.

Aurizon has provided rail haulage and associated services to MinRes since early 2020. The new contract increases train services from 12 to 20 per week, commenced in early November 2023.

This will allow Aurizon to again grow its workforce in the west, with recruitment underway for qualified drivers in the Esperance and Kalgoorlie Regions.

About The Role:

  • Operation of locomotives including mainline, shunting and yard operations.
  • Examine and certify trains as ready for departure
  • Apply 'best practice' train management techniques to ensure efficient and safe train operations.
  • Work in accordance with Aurizon's safety and operational standards and procedures
  • Contribute to continuous performance improvement
  • Work in accordance with Aurizon's award and other industrial agreements relevant to the position of Locomotive Driver 
  • Provide excellent customer service

About You:

  • Certificate IV in Rail Operations
  • Experience in WA Safeworking Systems
  • Current unrestricted driving licence
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to work a 24/7 shift work roster including availability to work weekends
  • Willingness to work book off’s as rostered
  • Commitment to Aurizon values and a willingness to embrace a diverse work environment

Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of the units of competence successfully attained from the TLI 42615 Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations).

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.  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

For more information on this position (reference 92472-141249), please contact Jason McBride on 0417 290 762

Advertised: 21 Aug 2023 Applications close: 08 Jan 2024