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Locomotive Driver

Job number 680828 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Maryborough Categories: Targeted role

Location: Maryborough

Remuneration/Benefit: Competitive remuneration and benefits

  • Australia’s largest rail freight operator
  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • Supportive environment and excellent team culture

About the role:

The Aurizon Maryborough team are currently seeking a Qualified Locomotive Driver who will be based at our Maryborough depot on a full-time permanent basis. This role will be suited to an individual who is able to display superior teamwork skills, flexibility, autonomy, a high level of safety awareness and excellent customer service skills.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to Linfox with a recent 5-year contract extension
  • Position based in Maryborough and will perform Camp jobs to Brisbane and Rockhampton. Motel accommodation provided.
  • Small team working fairly autonomous with the Leader based in Brisbane
  • 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 

About you:

  • Certificate IV in Rail Operations
  • Experience in QLD Safe-working Systems (preferred)
  • Current unrestricted Class C drivers licence
  • Route knowledge to either/both Brisbane and Rockhampton from Maryborough (preferred)
  • 2800 and Clyde Locomotive experience (preferred)
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to work a 24/7 shift work roster including availability to work weekends
  • Commitment to Aurizon values and a willingness to embrace a diverse work environment

Successful candidate will be subject to safety critical testing and a category one rail medical during the recruitment process, along with providing 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
  • Flexible work arrangements offered, subject to business needs.
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles, and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

The Recruitment Process:

The successful applicant will be provided with the appropriate level of training. As part of Aurizon’s recruitment and selection process, short listed applicants may be required to undertake pre-employment checks such as, psychometric testing and a health assessment.

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 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



Advertised: 19 Nov 2023 Applications close: 04 Dec 2023