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Locomotive Driver - Parkes

Job number 93733-183009 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Parkes Categories: Train Driver

Aurizon is currently seeking applications to join the rapidly growing Bulk NSW business. This opportunity is open to qualified Locomotive Drivers that would like to join a company that genuinely appreciates the efforts of its workers and is constantly looking at ways to make life at Aurizon an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our employees are our biggest asset, and we are fully committed to working with you and your colleagues to achieve an inclusive and productive workforce.

Aurizon and Team Global Express (TGE) have signed a major long-term national contract. This partnership with a cornerstone customer will see Aurizon secure a key position in Australia’s growing containerised freight market. The contract provides for Aurizon rail linehaul services connecting the state capitals of Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

About the role:

  • Operation of locomotives including mainline, shunting and marshalling.
  • Examine and certify trains as ready for departure.
  • Work in accordance with Aurizon's safety and operational standards and procedures.
  • Maintain a high level of on-time running.
  • Prepare and conduct brake testing on locomotives.
  • Provide high quality customer service to enable Aurizon to meet its set business objectives. 

About you:

  • Strong commitment to safety and Aurizon’s safety strategy “I Know Safe, I Choose Safe”
  • Must be available to work a 24/7 shift roster
  • Experience working in any of the following Safe Working systems an advantage: NSW & Qld
  • Extensive freight and/or heavy haulage locomotive driving experience
  • A Certificate IV in Rail Operations (or equivalent)
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence
  • Route qualifications from Acacia Ridge to Parkes and Parkes to Sydney. (Highly desired)

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

For further information on this role please contact Amanda Allom or 0474 236 637

Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 Applications close: 26 Apr 2024