Forklift Operator

Listed 11 days Ago
Port Otago
Transportation and Logistics

Port Otago is a major export hub of the lower South Island, providing a full range of port related services from its Port Chalmers and Dunedin facilities. The business is solid, has a safety-focused, practical culture and offers growth opportunities for people wanting to progress.

Things you should know about our Forklift Operator role: 

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Forklift Operator to work within our Port Otago Warehouses permanently.

This position is a permanent seasonal role and employees will be engaged on the basis that they will work no less than 1900 hours per annum. Hours will predominantly be Monday to Friday, with some weekend and shift work depending on shipping and distribution schedules.

You will substantially be based in our Dunedin Cold Stores in town on Fryatt Street, however you need to be flexible as it is important to note that because Port Otago has multiple warehouses in close proximity to our Port Chalmers terminal, you could be required to work any shift in any of the Port Otago Supply Chain warehouses in Port Chalmers, Sawyers Bay, Mosgiel or Dunedin. Products can include, but is not limited to - Fish, Dairy powder and Timber.

What’s in it for you? 

In addition to your hourly rate you are entitled to comprehensive health insurance cover and the ability to have your superannuation matched after 6 months (7% subsidy).

Some of the qualities we are looking for:

  • Not afraid to work in a cold store environment
  • A true passion for Health & Safety – not afraid to speak up!
  • Demonstrated forklift experience in a warehouse environment
  • A current driver’s license with F (Forklift) Endorsement
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An eye for detail and the desire to meet and surpass given standards
  • Someone who enjoys being a part of a busy team and enjoys working to tight deadlines
  • A positive attitude and a flexible approach to working
  • A current OSH Forklift certificate will be an advantage

Safety is our #1 priority and therefore preferred applicants will be required to have a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol tests. Port Otago also conducts random drug and alcohol tests on an on-going basis. Full Ministry of Justice Checks and ACC records will be conducted as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to looking after our people and we are excited about being a Smoke Free Workplace!

Please note, only applicants with NZ/AUZ residency at a minimum can apply.