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Heavy Vehicle Operator

Job number 93665 -181893 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Mount Isa Categories: Transport Operations & Logistics

Location: Mt Isa

Due to continued growth the Aurizon Mt Isa Port team is seeking Heavy Vehicle Operator to join their team on a full-time permanent basis.  


  • Local based residents - attractive hourly rate plus location allowance, flexible roster on agreement
  • FIFO attractive hourly rate plus FIFO allowance, 8/6 roster available.
  • Full time permanent positions working for Australia’s Largest Rail Freight Operating Company.

About the role:

  • Operating Road Trains in the Mount Isa area.
  • Safe Operation of heavy forklifts and reach stackers - loading and unloading containerised product.
  • Undertake all tasks in a safe and compliant manner
  • Operate all vehicles and equipment in line with company policy and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all safety, fatigue, heavy vehicle operating guide lines, loading requirements, axle weights and adhering to vehicle specific permits
  • Provide exceptional customer service and maintain a high degree of professionalism.
  • Reporting of risks and hazards in the working environment.
  • Ongoing training and development available.

 About you:

  • Safe Driving Record along with your MC licence with min 3-year road train experience.
  • Heavy forklift, Reach stacker and Loader tickets (highly regarded), on the job training will be provided and tickets paid for the right candidates if required. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to complete paperwork such as pre-starts on vehicles, defect reports and other various reporting.
  • Mechanical aptitude and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be reliable and punctual.
  • Pass pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol test.
  • Supply full driving history.
  • Sound knowledge of fatigue management and work diary requirements.

What we offer you:     

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees. With a national portfolio of operations, we offer long-term and exciting career opportunities.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Access to mentoring and development 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 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: 18 Mar 2024 Applications close: 19 Apr 2024