Job Location: Northam & Wheatbelt
Employer: Pacific National
Full time

Qualified Locomotive Driver – Merredin

  • Permanent opportunity in Merredin
  • Variety of shifts and trains working with a supportive crew
  • Excellent location to work towards a Mentor Driver

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

About the role

We are looking to hire a Qualified Locomotive Driver on a full-time basis at our Merredin Driver’s Depot for our Freight operations. The role reports to the Linehaul Supervisor Perth and Merredin and will be working on a 24/7 rotating roster.

Your primary responsibility will be to prepare, manage and operate locomotives and trains safely in accordance with your level of competency, safe working qualifications and established Pacific National’s operational procedures and agreements, in order to meet customer and operational requirements.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with key internal stakeholders to achieve a ‘Delivered In-Full, On-Time’ (DIFOT) performance for the Pacific National group.
  • 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 Pacific National Approach (PNA) – Safety, People and Leadership, Customer, Community and Financial Success.


About you

  • Proven rail freight locomotive driving experience
  • Cert IV in Train Driving
  • Exceptional commitment to safety
  • Demonstrated positive and supportive attitude when working within a team environment
  • Basic level of computer literacy
  • Strong focus on customer needs and requirements
  • Willingness to undertake ongoing training and development activities is a must
  • A current motor vehicle licence is required
  • You must be available and flexible to work a 24/7 roster
  • You will support and embrace continuous improvements and change

The Benefits

We value diversity, inclusion, collaboration and the contribution of each of our employees. Working for us will enable you to take ownership of your career and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for growth and career development
  • Access to mentoring programs
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary carer at full pay following 12 months of service
  • Novated leasing and discounts on selected health insurance funds, travel, gyms, retail brands, vehicles and more.

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 and live these values through open and honest communication and respect.

Closing date

Applications close COB Monday 13th December 2021.

Next steps

Continue to build your career with us.

For more information please contact Mostapha Darwish from the Careers team on [email protected] or alternatively, apply today!

Please note that prior to applying for any vacancy, employees are required to discuss with their manager their intention to apply for another role.

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