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Locomotive /Train Drivers


*Freightliner (a Genesee & Wyoming Company) are searching for Qualified Drivers to join our team based in Newcastle *

* To commence ASAP*

Competitive salary and conditions;
Based in Newcastle CBD;

Permanent Roles
Shift work based role.

Freightliner is a Genesee & Wyoming Company. GWA is a progressive and established rail owner and operator in South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory with over 600 employees. GWA owns and operates the 2,200km Tarcoola to Darwin rail road and services the Hunter Valley coal supply chain. GWA also operates regional South Australian railroads servicing bulk minerals and agricultural customers. GWA is 51% owned by G&W Inc. and 49% owned by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and is highly regarded for its safety focus, operating expertise and financial strength.

We are looking for Qualified drivers to join our Newcastle Team on a permanent basis to commence as soon as possible. The core purpose of the role is to operate locomotives and provide operational support to ensure the safe and efficient working of coal trains. We are looking for quality candidates who posses a can-do attitude and demonstrate a high level of passion and dedication for driving trains.

Operate locomotives in a safe and efficient manner.
Carry out shunting at yards, depots and sidings and carry out the examination of trains, including the conducting of brake and continuity tests.
Carry out preparation, stabling, turning and assembling of locomotives.
Carry out minor running repairs and card vehicles for attention and carry out trip servicing of locomotives and railcars.
Carry out roll-by inspections and pilot locomotives, railcars and trains as required.
Correct and reset minor on-road faults and diagnose and liaise with specialist staff for major on-road faults and failures.
Prepare reports in relation to locomotive/vehicle/wagon defects, accidents, incidents and irregularities.
Operate, in accordance with correct procedures, all communications equipment and prepare documentation associated with the operation of the train.
Drive motor vehicles.

You will be part of the train crew servicing our Hunter Valley coal operations. You will work on highly technologically advanced locomotives and rollingstock, and will play a key role in the ongoing success of the operation.

This is a 24/7 operation, therefore you must be willing to undertake shift work, work on weekends and public holidays as part of a 24/7 roster.

To be successful you must possess:
Locomotive Driver qualifications;
Recent practical experience working on diesel locomotives;
A basic working knowledge of safe-working procedures in a railway environment;
A current unrestricted motor vehicle drivers licence;
A strong commitment to following rules and operating safely
A willingness to be part of a team.
A positive outlook and enthusiastic attitude;
A high level of concentration
Current NSW safeworking qualification
Qualification in Train Orders for the network (desirable);

Please attach a copy of your Resume to your application.

DESIRABLE: Please kindly attach you attach your Certificate 4 in Rail Operations or (must be from a reputable RTO or direct from your employer) as well as a copy of your company transcript displaying that your are CURRENT in your NSW safeworking rules. We won't unfortunately be able to progress through with your application without these qualifications/documents.

If you have a great rail safety record and would like to work for a progressive and innovative rail operator, we would love to hear from you. If you are successful through the recruitment process, you will be required to complete a National Criminal History Check as well as pass a Cat 1 medical assessment.

Applications Close Soon!

For further enquiries please call the Human Resources Deparatment on 08 8343 5495.

Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and has a zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

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