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Driver Trainer


Location: Newcastle

Job Type: Full time


Location: Newcastle

REM: NSW Coal EA level 5

About the role:

Aurizon is seeking a dedicated Driver Trainer to join our Newcastle depot. Be instrumental in the in the success of Australia’s largest rail freight operator and perform an integral role to contribute to the continued success of our Coal business in the Hunter Valley region. This role will see you provide mentoring and coaching to both Trainee & Qualified Locomotive Drivers within competency-based frameworks in order to safely drive a train to meet business objectives.

  • Motivating, instructing, mentoring, coaching and assessing drivers.
  • Develop a supportive relationship with train drivers and support the training program objectives.
  • Instruct and coach employees in train management competencies, procedures and route competencies to high standards.
  • Deliver and maintain training and assessment plans, required reports, learning documents, logbooks and check sheets.
  • Perform fair assessments of employees to high safety standards whilst utilising a range of upskilling methods to ensure competencies are maintained.
  • Plan and organise competency and learning programs.
  • Perform administrative duties including maintenance of required files and training records.

About you:

You are a natural teacher who has an encouraging and calm approach. You will be a self-starter who, possesses the ability to give constructive advice.

  • A Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)- mandatory
  • Hold a valid 'C' class driver's licence- mandatory
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (well regarded)
  • NSW Safeworking System qualifications
  • Route knowledge of the Hunter Valley
  • Ability to train and give clear instructions
  • Great communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Ability to work in teams effectively to achieve goals
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to keep accurate records.

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, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster
  • As an endorsed WORK180 employer, you can view of policies and benefits here

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.

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