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2 June 2021. Vol 6, Issue 1

about 3 years ago by Rail Personnel

​Dear Readers

​Some of you will have noticed that our recent Rail News have been light in terms of the news happening in our industry.

We are currently revamping the newsletter to go out once a month during the first week of the month and we can confirm that our next newsletter will include news relevant to the rail industry and we will also continue to promote conferences and exhibitions that we are supporting as well as feature our Jobs of the Week.

In the meantime, if you have any stories or happenings in the rail industry that you would like us to feature in our newsletter, please send the details to and we consider including accordingly.

And we are proud to be supporting the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) this year from 21-23 June 2021.

The Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) is hosted by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA). The RTSA is a joint Technical Society of Engineers Australia and Engineering New Zealand, formed to further the interests of the railway industry at large and its individual participants. The RTSA is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1997 for the purpose of promoting the co-operation of academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organisations in relation to the practice and advancement of railway technology and management in Australasia.

CORE 2021 will be delivered as a hybrid conference in person at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and broadcast live and on demand to registered delegates who have elected to register as a virtual attendee.

To register for this event, please visit:

This week's Job of the Week is in New Zealand where we are looking for Train Maintenance Technicians to work in Auckland. Candidates must be eligible to work in New Zealand in order to be considered for this role.


Rail Personnel

Job of the Week

Train Maintenance Technician, Auckland, New Zealand

Job ID#: 12997

Discipline: Mechanical

Position Type: Permanent

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client was charged with building Auckland's new electric trains and now they are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of the electric trains.

The trains were designed just for Auckland and consist of state of the art technology.

Maintaining Auckland's trains takes a range of skills, from mechanical to electrical and they are currently seeking a Train Maintenance Technician to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance on all of the trains systems (mechanical, electrical and electronic).

Client will consider candidates with a rail, nautical or avionic background.

Please note our client will only consider local New Zealand based candidates or those based in Australia.

Job Requirements

If you are currently based in New Zealand and have a background in the maintenance of heavy machinery with strong computer skills, this might be the role for you. The client will provide all of the tools and training needed to perform the wide variety of tasks needed to keep Auckland's trains running smoothly.

The competitive remuneration package includes laundered uniforms, medical insurance, frequent training opportunities and long service leave for all employees.

Our client operates 24/7 so you will need to be flexible to work shifts and note that there can be additional remuneration for nights, weekends and any over-time worked on top of your base salary.

Contact: Renee Wade (