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Equipment Operator

Job number 94257-199022 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Flexible Location - QLD, NSW, WA, VIC and SA Categories: Transport Operations & Logistics

Location: Townsville

Aurizon’s Townsville depot team is seeking a safety focused Heavy Equipment Operator to join them on a full time permanent basis. This role will see you operating 3 different types of forklifts.

Remuneration/Benefit: attractive salary package

  • Attractive salary package
  • Monday to Friday role with weekends and nights overtime shifts
  • Permanent full time residential position with Australia’s Largest Freight Operator

About the role:

  • Operate heavy lifting (32 tonne) and light lifting forklifts and reachstacker
  • Loading and unloading of containerised freight (20 ft containers) from trucks and rail line.
  • Communicate via two-way radios with relevant transport coordinators and supervisors
  • Conduct relevant pre-start vehicle checks for operating machinery
  • Perform general terminal duties as directed including computer work and minor servicing of equipment

About you: 

  • Must hold a current Forklift licence as part of High-Risk Licence
  • Reachstacker Ticket
  • C Class driver’s licence
  • Previous experience in driving a forklift (32 tonne)
  • Ability to carry out routine container movements using a forklift (50 + movements per day)
  • Ability to use tablet accurately

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 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: 12 Jun 2024 Applications close: 31 Jul 2024