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Trainee Locomotive Drivers

About Us: 
One Rail Australia is one of Australia’s leading rail-based logistics partners, delivering value through customer service, operational excellence and innovation. Our number one priority is to deliver for our customers safely – when and where they need it. We operate in South Australia, the Northern Territory which includes the Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line, Queensland and New South Wales, including the Hunter Valley. We provide tailored solutions across a diversified commodity mix of minerals and agriculture.


About the Role:
One Rail Australia have an exciting opportunity for multiple Trainee Locomotive Drivers to join the business. The positions will be based in Berrimah (Darwin) and will commence as soon as possible. 

One Rail Australia will support you through and provide you with all the comprehensive training you need to become a successful fully Qualified Locomotive Driver. Upon completion of your training contract, which will take approximately 2 1/2 – 3 years, you will be able to operate a locomotive and provide operational support to ensure the safe and efficient working of short haul train movements throughout the Darwin (Berrimah) region. You will also be provided with a very competitive pay rate which increases as you progress through the traineeship program until you become qualified, as well as many other great benefits.


About You:
Previous industry experience is not a requirement of this role; however, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Sound mechanical aptitude
  • Above average numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot challenges as they arise
  • Proven ability to maintain high levels of concentration for long periods of time
  • Dedicated commitment to safety including working within stringent safety protocols and procedures at all times
  • Ability to work a 24/7 roster including night shifts, weekends and public holidays
  • The ability to work as part of a team and the rail community
  • Hold an unrestricted motor vehicle licence.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Have the ability to use up to date technology devices and be adaptable to change .

The Process:
As part of One Rail Australia's recruitment and selection process, short listed applicants will be required to:

  • Successfully complete and pass literacy, numeracy, mechanical comprehension and concentration testing.
  • Provide a recent national criminal history check & provide recent referees
  • Successfully complete and pass a Category 1 pre-employment health assessment
  • Provide a Current C Class or higher Drivers Licence. 

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter as a single document.


Applications close June 28 2020.

(We will be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period, and we may close this advertisement before the specified date).

One Rail Australia Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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