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Trainee Locomotive Driver Job at Aurizon – Australia

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Work type:
Permanent – Full Time


Transport Operations & Logistics

About the role:
Aurizon’s Antiene (Muswellbrook) depot is seeking expressions of interest from safety focused, enthusiastic applicants who would like to commence a career in the rail industry! These positions are entry level roles which will give candidates exposure to the rail operations and will lead to qualified mainline driver roles for individuals that display our values and behaviours. Most of our trainees will be qualified mainline drivers within 10-12 months which means your salary increases from $72k (entry level trainee) – $123k plus super (qualified).

To excel in this position, you will relish to opportunity to learn new skills and put into practice what you are taught in the classroom.

24×7 rotating shift roster 365 days a year including nights, weekends and public holidays

Apply theoretical knowledge from training to practical operation

Work in accordance with Aurizon’s safety and operational standards and procedures

Safely operate motor vehicles.

Follow procedures to operate equipment to load/unload trains in a safe & timely manner

Inspect and report faults on all relevant equipment by undertaking procedural checks

Complete general labouring/admin duties to support efficient operation.

About you:
All-encompassing focus on safety along with great interpersonal skills

Superior team-work skills

Hold a valid open driver’s license

Excellent communication skills

Ability to work a rotating shift roster including early starts, nights, weekends & public holiday.

Our Recruitment Process:
Online testing

Onsite testing/Assessment Centre


Cat 1 rail medical/ fitness test

Traffic history infringement check

5 years reference checking

Our benefits

Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, vehicles and retail brands

Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

Access to an employee assistance program

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 us

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. To learn about us and our company values visit

Please apply online for job vacancy reference 89700

Advertised: 30 Jun 2022 E. Australia Standard Time

Applications close: 12 Jul 2022 E. Australia Standard Time

About the Company

Company: Aurizon –

Company Location:  Australia

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