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Locomotive Driver/trainee Driver - The Ghan

Pacific National - Alice Springs, NT

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Job no: 506705
Work type: Full Time
Location: Alice Springs
Categories: Operations Train Crew

Pacific National is committed to diversity in our workforce and encourages women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

About the role

We are currently recruiting a qualified locomotive driver or potentially a trainee locomotive driver to operate The Ghan" passenger train from Alice Springs to Darwin and additional regional routes as required. This is a rare opportunity for you to take the controls of one of Australia's best known tourist attractions.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to have strong communication and customer service skills as you will be liaising directly with The Ghan’s passengers. Each trip will require you to work closely with another three train crew on a relay shift having you away from home for a number of days so you will need to work effectively in a team and have flexibility to work shift work.

In addition, you will require:

  • Current locomotive driver qualifications
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Be available for 24/7 shift work

Trainee applicants will need to display previous experience working in a high risk work environment, strong safety attitude and ideally will have operated large machinery in a shift work environment.

This is an Alice Springs residential role therefore FIFO or DIDO applications are unfortunately not able to be considered.

The benefits

We value diversity, inclusion, collaboration and the contribution of each of our employees. Working for us will enable you to take ownership of your career and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for growth and career development
  • Access to mentoring programs
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to business needs)
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary carer at full pay following 12 months of service
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Provision of Salary Continuance Insurance
  • Novated leasing and discounts on selected health insurance funds, travel, gyms, retail brands, vehicles and more.

About us

Pacific National (PN) is the largest provider of diversified rail freight services in Australia. We haul a variety of freight including coal, intermodal containers, steel, and a range of bulk commodities and materials that keep the region’s economy, businesses and households running. We operate nationally with approximately 3,500 staff in over 90+ sites across Australia.

Join us as we continue to transform our business and shape the rail freight industry, to achieve our vision of becoming Australia’s recognised leader for safe, innovative and sustainable rail freight solutions.

We are seeking applicants who share our values: safety, integrity, accountability and teamwork and live these values through open and honest communication and respect.

Closing date

Applications close on 25th February 2021

Next steps

Continue to build your career with us.

For more information please contact Megan Wright from the HR team on megan_wright@pacificnational.com.au

Please note prior to applying for any vacancy, employees are required to discuss with their manager their intention to apply for another role within the business.

Home Safely Every Day - Our top priority is getting you home to your family safely every day.

Advertised: 11 Feb 2021 AUS Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Alice Springs, NT

Manufacturing & Industrial


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