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Locomotive Driver

Job number 84995-183212 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Esperance Categories: Train Driver

Our Bulk West team has signed a contract with Mineral Resources Limited (MinRes) to be the exclusive rail operator for haulage of iron ore from Koolyanobbing mine to Aurizon's Esperance Terminal, shunting into the Port of Esperance, rollingstock leasing and maintenance.

Aurizon has provided rail haulage and associated services to MinRes since early 2020. The new contract increased train services from 12 to 20 per week, which commenced late last year.

This will allow Aurizon to again grow its workforce in the west, with recruitment underway for qualified drivers at our Esperance depot.

About the role:

  • Operation of locomotives including mainline, shunting and marshalling.
  • Examine and certify trains as ready for departure.
  • Work in accordance with Aurizon's safety and operational standards and procedures.
  • Maintain a high level of on-time running.
  • Prepare and conduct brake testing on locomotives.
  • Provide high quality customer service to enable Aurizon to meet its set business objectives. 

About you:  

  • Strong commitment to safety and the Aurizon Safety Strategy “I Know Safe, I Choose Safe”.
  • Must be available to work 24/7 shift roster.
  • Experience in WA Safeworking System is advantageous.
  • Extensive freight and/or heavy haulage locomotive driving experience.
  • A certificate IV in Rail Operations or equivalent) 
  • Current unrestricted Class C drivers licence.

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
  • 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.

Why you’ll love Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator.  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

For more information on this position (84995), please contact Jason on 0417 290 762

Advertised: 08 Mar 2024 Applications close: 31 May 2024