Carpenter/Forklift operator

Trades & Services

Job description


Our Client is New Zealand's largest concrete operating organisation. They specialise in the manufacturing and distribution of products for drainage, water main, environmental, industrial process and rural applications.

The role:

We are recruiting for a Carpenter/Forklift operator. The role will be split amongst various duties on a daily basis. To give you an idea, your day will be broken up into a number of responsibilities including 25% of your time will involve Carpentry tasks and 75% will involve yard work and operating a forklift.

Carpentry related tasks:

  • Reading plans and drawing specifications, dimensions and installation procedures for moulds.
  • Check moulds against specifications and verifying trueness of structure.
  • Repair existing moulds to minimise wastage.

    Yardman/Forklift operator

    • Operating various forklifts within the yard, re-configuring yard layout.
    • Loading and unloading product on to/off trucks.
    • Assisting other departments (concrete mould, trough bay, engineer teams)

      The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced/qualified builder looking for variety in their day or a highly competent forklift operator with knowledge in the building trade.

      Days & Hours:

      This position is full time Monday - Friday and the working hours are between 6am - 4pm (finish times will be dependent on the workload but hours will be between 45-50 per week). This position will start in a temporary capacity and has the opportunity for permanent employment for the right candidate.

      Skills and Attributes:

      • You must hold a Full class 1 driver's license. You will either need to have an OSH forklift license with an 'F' endorsement or be in a position to gain this qualification (OneStaff can assist you to gain this)
      • Also you will need to be a qualified carpenter or have a strong knowledge base in carpentry.
      • You will be reliable and hardworking, have impeccable attention to detail and be physically fit.
      • Health and safety conscious, ensuring the safety of yourself and others around you.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


        • Up-skilling and training courses provided to the successful candidate (Forklift course if required)
        • Business closure during the Christmas/New Year's break.
        • Full standard PPE provided.
        • Great team culture and supportive management team.

          You will need to pass the following pre-employment screening:

          • Pre-employment drug test
          • Ministry of Justice background check (some driving charges accepted)
          • ACC history check
          • Full license and own reliable transport

            Click APPLY NOW if this role sounds interesting and we will be in contact. Alternatively call Janaia Karaka at OneStaff Palmerston North on 063538002 (direct) or 0800178233 (free phone).