Forklift Operator

Listed 11 days Ago
Port Otago
Transportation and Logistics

 Forklift Operator

Port Otago Group’s business comprises a regional container terminal, bulk port activities, cruise and property investment and development. We service South Canterbury, Otago, and Southland, working with customers to streamline their supply chains. Our culture is hands-on, safety focused and encourages continuous improvement.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Forklift Operator to join our Supply Chain division on a permanent fulltime basis within our Port Otago Warehouses. 

This is a permanent annualised hours seasonal role where employees will be engaged on the basis that they will work no less than 1900 hours per annum. Being on annualised hours gives you the possibility to enjoy a few months of paid time off during our quiet season after completing all 1900 hours of work. Hours will predominantly be Monday to Friday, with some weekend and shift work depending on shipping and distribution schedules. 

Where is the position based?

Port Otago has four warehouses – Port Chalmers, Sawyers Bay, Mosgiel and Dunedin Cold Stores – and you need to be prepared to work any shift at any of these sites, while handling various different products such as Fish, Dairy and Timber. 

Is this role for you?

  • Do you genuinely “get” the importance of health and safety in the workplace?
  • Do you have a current full driver’s license with F (Forklift) endorsement)?
  • Are you a good communicator – written and verbal?
  • Are you fussy? Do you like to do a really good job?
  • Do you like being part of a busy team that has to work together to meet deadlines?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we’d love to hear from you.

What are some benefits of the job?

  • Contribution towards relocation costs up to $5k to Dunedin are on offer for our successful candidate. 
  • Opportunities for upskilling and career development
  • Health insurance paid for you and your partner and dependent children (valued at $3,700pa)
  • Superannuation matched up to 7% 

Heads up

  • A full clean NZ Drivers licence is essential 
  • A high standard of safety - not afraid to speak up 
  • You must be able to pass Ministry of Justice, ACC checks and a medical which includes a drug and alcohol test as part of our recruitment process
  • Random drug and alcohol testing 
  • We welcome a diverse team; therefore, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

How do I apply?

Please apply online via our Port Otago Careers website www.portotago.co.nz/careers to ensure our Port Otago Application Form is completed.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your up-to-date CV along with your application.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 12 February 2023. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as a possible as we will be reviewing applications as they come in, and the close date may change.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.