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Railway Shunter

Kaikōmiri Rerewhenua

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Railway shunters separate and join the carriages and wagons on trains. They also direct and move freight trains, organise rail freight and conduct safety checks.


Railway shunters earn

$18-$21 per hour

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a railway shunter are average due a relaitively small and stable number of workers but high worker turnover.
Eddie Tugaga standing at the front of a locomotive

Eddie Tugaga operating a locomotive by remote control

Last updated 13 June 2017