Pacific National trainee and qualified drivers - NSW & VIC

 
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
This might be a stupid question but i would like to know about this. Is a driving license required to get a  job as a trainee loco driver ?
reena
Yes, as call car driving is a part of the job. I think PN now has a green P's minimum policy as well now in most depots. (Though I did start with only my red's)

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  Stuart@Asciano Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
Hi Stuart,

Apart from chasing my dream of loco driving, which may be near impossible, just as an off the topic question, I'm wondering whether PN takes on engineers (Mechanical engineers/rolling stock engineers). I'm degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, also have a Masters in Rolling Stock Engineering, which I completed last year. I only have 12 months work experience in engineering of which almost half was with Downer Rail so I'm still considered as someone at a "graduate" level. Since my contract ended with Downer Rail, I've been struggling to find work. I know of one person who works as a Reliability manager with PN coal in Newcastle and he also undertook the masters course.  

You can tell that all this education makes me "overqualified" in loco driving.
ChrisSun

Hi ChrisSun

Certainly not an impossible dream - just one in high demand, don't lose faith as it will happen eventually for you. Certainly we do employ engineers in those fields, however it seems they are far and few between in our business as the majority of this work is outsources to the likes of Downer and UGL.

I don't believe that your education makes you overqualified at all, I think I mentioned to another forum member some time ago that some of our loco drivers have come from all walks of life, one of them had a long career in the public service in several management roles before becoming a trainee driver and then a qualified driver.

To your note on receiving the unsuccessful email on Sunday - it would have been because we use an automated & time delayed system, whereby your application will be reviewed on say, Thursday and deemed not suitable - an unsuccessful letter can be sent either instantly or a few days later.
  car_fanatica Station Staff

Chris, I know you're in Melbourne but ARTC are actually currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer based in Adelaide, permanent FT.

If that helps.
  ChrisSun Station Master

Location: Melbourne, VIC
Chris, I know you're in Melbourne but ARTC are actually currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer based in Adelaide, permanent FT.

If that helps.
car_fanatica
Hi Car_fanatica, I actually applied for an ARTC position based in Broadmeadow Newcastle as a Graduate Engineer. So I'm still waiting on the outcome of that. But thanks for letting me know of another position.
  Stuart@Asciano Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
Hey Guys

Thought you might like this:

https://pinterest.com/ascianolimited/

We have a Pinterest account with some pretty nifty photos of some of our loco's and operations, nowhere near as in depth as the photo's you all take - but thought you may enjoy having a look at it.
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Hey Guys

Thought you might like this:

https://pinterest.com/ascianolimited/

We have a Pinterest account with some pretty nifty photos of some of our loco's and operations, nowhere near as in depth as the photo's you all take - but thought you may enjoy having a look at it.
Stuart@Asciano

Very cool, thanks for sharing. Love the shipping containers in the Melbourne office!
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Hey Guys

Thought you might like this:

https://pinterest.com/ascianolimited/

We have a Pinterest account with some pretty nifty photos of some of our loco's and operations, nowhere near as in depth as the photo's you all take - but thought you may enjoy having a look at it.
Stuart@Asciano
Thanks Stuart, love the pic of the 93 class (one of my faves) next to the truck!
  dimi_108 Beginner

Location: Strathfield NSW
Here's a role for NSW Qualified Shunters

http://www.seek.com.au/job/24704161

I'll be applying for the next Railcorp trainee intake. I'm 30 years old now and I've been working in banks for the past ten years. I really want to chase my dream of being a fully qualified Locomotive driver.
I'll work freight as well.

Good luck to those who are chasing the dream too.
  Steve82 Junior Train Controller

Hi everyone.

Just letting everyone know that PN Intemodal at Enfield are advertising for qualified drivers. The ad is on Asciano's careers page.

Cheers

Smile
  dimi_108 Beginner

Location: Strathfield NSW
Hi everyone.

Just letting everyone know that PN Intemodal at Enfield are advertising for qualified drivers. The ad is on Asciano's careers page.

Cheers

Smile
Steve82
Nice find mate. Thanks for the heads up! Surprised

To all you lucky sods who are qualified drivers looking for work you should go for it!
  shedman Station Staff

Location: camden branch
The job is at intermodal sydney
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  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
The job is at intermodal sydney
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shedman

Correct..... Enfield is the Bulk terminal, the intermodal is at Chullora, PN calls that it's Sydney Freight Terminal.
  ChrisSun Station Master

Location: Melbourne, VIC
The job is at intermodal sydney
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shedman

I wonder whether any drivers from Sydney Trains and NSW trains would apply for these positions since they too have the Cert 4 in Rail Operations, although for electric traction and diesel railcars. Good opportunity for any El Zorro and SSR drivers to find work again by applying for this, although PN and the unions have done well recently in assisting many drivers discarded by these companies by taking them on and putting them where work is needed. Grats to Stuart, PN and the unions as they show they care about drivers. The rail industry is a big family together, even if they all work for different companies.
  Steve82 Junior Train Controller

Hopefully there will be some trainee positions come up in the near future.

Smile
  Stuart@Asciano Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
Hi Guys

I thought I would let you know that we look like having 2 trainee driver roles becoming available at our Gunnedah depot for PN Coal and my feeling is we will start seeing a few more roles becoming available around the PN Rail and PN Coal businesses in the coming weeks.

If you haven't already - keep an eye on the careers website & register for a job alert, this way you will be notified instantly a new role comes up.

Stuart
  ChrisSun Station Master

Location: Melbourne, VIC
Expression of Interest for Trainee Locomotive Drivers have been posted for PN Coal Gunnedah.

http://www.seek.com.au/Job/eoi-trainee-locomotive-drivers-gunnedah/in/newcastle-maitland-hunter-newcastle-maitland-hunter/24952416
  Stuart@Asciano Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
Hi Guys

In addition to what ChrisSun has listed above we are also looking for approx 10 trainee loco drivers for our Sarina depot in QLD, feel free to put your application in or if you have any questions please ask away in the forum or send me a PM and I will reply to you.

Stuart
  FullSeries Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Stuart, Do you know if any roles in or around the Sydney Metro area would be coming up? Either in Bulk/Intermodal or Coal? (Enfield/SFT/Moss Vale etc).

Cheers.
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Hi Stuart, Do you know if any roles in or around the Sydney Metro area would be coming up? Either in Bulk/Intermodal or Coal? (Enfield/SFT/Moss Vale etc).

Cheers.
FullSeries
I know the SFT (intermodal) don't employ trainee's (they recently advertised for 2 x qualified). I have a family member in charge of rostering there who says that the only entry level positions are as terminal operators/shunters. As for Enfield and Moss Vale Bulk they may have trainee positions later this year, business is a little slow at the moment see some of Stuart's earlier posts (May 2013).

Edit: Newcastle depot level 6 qualified drivers advertised yesterday 3/8
  newguy Beginner

HI Stuart@asciano

I am currently a trainee train driver In Qld but my partner is having trouble adjusting as we are from NSW and wants to be closer to home. I would like to know if there is going to be any trainee spots coming up in Newcastle, Wollongong Lithgow or Mudgee. any Information would be great.
  Stuart@Asciano Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
HI Stuart@asciano

I am currently a trainee train driver In Qld but my partner is having trouble adjusting as we are from NSW and wants to be closer to home. I would like to know if there is going to be any trainee spots coming up in Newcastle, Wollongong Lithgow or Mudgee. any Information would be great.
newguy
Hi Newguy

I have replied to your PM on your above question.

Stuart
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
HI Stuart@asciano

I am currently a trainee train driver In Qld but my partner is having trouble adjusting as we are from NSW and wants to be closer to home. I would like to know if there is going to be any trainee spots coming up in Newcastle, Wollongong Lithgow or Mudgee. any Information would be great.
newguy

Talk to your depot manager.
  boatlover Beginner

Location: Newcastle
Hi Stuart,

Any news regarding upcoming trainee driver roles in Newcastle if any?


Cheers  Very Happy
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Hi Stuart

Do u know what they mean by "camp style site accommodation provided" for the Nebo Trainee positions?
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Pack your tent and saucepan.

(sorry, no idea Razz)

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