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Intermodal TrainCrew Mainline Driver

LocationPort Augusta, SA
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: BJMA3
Category: Operations
  • We are hiring! Jump on board and work for Australia's largest freight operator
  • Become part of a team that is championing safety and personal development 
  • Be a part of our fast moving and dynamic Intermodal Business at Port Augusta.

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

We are recruiting Locomotive Drivers to work at our Port Augusta depot. The role reports directly to the Linehaul Supervisor and you will be working on a 24/7 shift work roster.

The primary objective of a Locomotive Driver is to prepare, manage and operate locomotives and trains safely on the network, in accordance with their level of competency, safe working qualifications, Pacific National’s established Operational Procedures and Agreements, in order to meet customer and operational requirements.

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: Make it simple, Share more, Kindness, Gratitude, Curiosity, and Own it. These values help us achieve strong connections with everyone we work with and play an important part in motivating us all to do our best work.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with key internal stakeholders to achieve a 'Delivered In-Full, On-Time' (DIFOT) performance.
  • Proactively working towards and supporting the achievement of safety goals.
  • Provisioning and preparing locomotives for train operations including checking and testing control systems as well as preparing relevant compliance documentation.
  • Performing and maintaining locomotive train operations in accordance with specifications and procedures.
  • On-going commitment to company values of safety, accountability, integrity and teamwork.

About you

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Proven rail industry / freight experience – SA route qualification is desired:
  • Spencer Junction to Adelaide
  • Spencer Junction to Broken Hill
  • Spencer Junction to Cook
  • Spencer Junction to Whyalla
  • Cert IV (4) in Train Driving is strongly desired
  • Display a commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Safe Work qualification in SA is desired
  • A positive and supportive attitude when working within a team environment
  • A basic level of computer and technology literacy
  • A focus on customer needs and supporting continuous improvement
  • A current full Motor Vehicle Licence (C-Class) is a mandatory requirement
  • Available and flexible to work a 24/7 rotating shift work roster

The benefits

At Pacific National we value diversity, inclusion, and the contribution of each team member. Our values underpin our commitment to create an inclusive culture where everyone is accepted and valued for who they are, enabling everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.

When you join the Pacific National team, you’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your career and we’ll be there to support you with a range of exciting initiatives including:

  • Industry leading programs focused on your growth and career development
  • Paid parental leave up to 14 weeks, with superannuation - after only 6 months service
  • Parental benefits for birth, surrogacy, adoption, foster care, and kinship care
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to business needs)
  • A focus on your mental health and wellbeing through our PeerConnect program
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, offering confidential counselling services for employees and their eligible family members, paid for by us at no cost to you
  •  Access to Unmind, a digital platform that gives you access to tools, training and exercises that will support your mental wellbeing
  • Discounted fitness and wellbeing benefits with membership to WhereFit, our wellbeing benefits partner
  • Novated leasing and discounts on selected health insurance funds, travel, retail brands, vehicles and more

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for women, and you can visit our Work180 page Pacific National | WORK180 Endorsed Employer to find out more including a list of all of our benefits and policies. 

Closing date

Applications close on 31st May 2024

Next Steps

Are you ready to be part of our future? To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button below and follow the prompts.

To find out more about Pacific National, our benefits and the opportunities we offer, visit our careers page www.pacificnational.com.au/careers   

Acknowledgement of Country 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of​ the land on which we work, live and rail.​ We pay respect to Elders past, present and future and to the​ continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices​ of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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