Aurizon announces reopening of Esperance facilities

Rail freight company Aurizon has revealed it has re-opened its facilities in Esperance, with new jobs for locals soon available.

A company spokesperson said Aurizon had secured a rollingstock contract with a "valued customer".

The company is currently recruiting a number of maintenance and operational roles including drivers, freight operators and tradespeople.

On Wednesday, December 4 at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, and Thursday, December 5 at 8am, Aurizon will be holding one-hour information sessions at its operations depot at 100 Harbour Road in Chadwick for members of the Esperance community who are interested in joining the company.

The spokesperson said Aurizon was excited to be back in the Esperance community, generating work for local people and local businesses.

The company is seeking qualified rail candidates to join its team of experienced rail freight operators across the state.

The roles will be based in Esperance and are suited to people who are able to demonstrate a high level of safety awareness and customer service.

Aurizon is the nation's largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company.

The company transports more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

A company spokesperson said the resumption of operations was an opportunity to support continued growth in its WA operations.

"We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment," the spokesperson said.