Timber Machinist/Planer

Manufacturing and Production

Job description

We are currently seeking applicants for Machine Operation in a Timber Product Manufacturing plant. This position has a varied range of tasks day to day and requires someone who is adaptable, quick thinking and has a strong knowledge towards Health and Safety standarts and requirements. You will be expected to effectively co-ordinate with a large well established team in order to complete efficient and accurate production of products. This job is physically demanding and would suit someone who is fit, healthy and can complete most manual handling tasks.

Your Duties:

Carry out machine setups & related tasks as required.

Check timber is manufactured to right size & Quality

Setting up & operating specialised woodworking machinery to produce finished products

Liaise with Supervisor on any operational /mechanical issues within machine centre

Optimise the recovery of timber & make manual decisions on cutting.

Complete and identify preventative maintenance

Liaise with supervisors and staff to ensure all product specifications and KPI's are being met or exceeded

Ensure both In-feed & Out-feed areas operating properly and safely.

Complete accurate production notes and records

Packing and strapping pallets correctly and efficiently

Proactively report hazards in the workplace

Ensuring all Health and Safety measures are adhered to


To succeed in this job the individual must be able carry out all the above duties satisfactorily and have the following:

Education and/or Experience:

3-4 years secondary school, mechanically minded, experience with timber processing machinery.

Certificates, Licenses and registrations:

Level 3 -4 Timber machinist, Diploma Wood Manufacturing adventageous but not required

Mathematical skill:

Secondary school maths, be able to make calculations & take measurements.

Reasoning ability:

Identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, choosing an effective course of action or solution.

If this sounds like you than make an application with an up-to-date CV, including 2 references or contact us directly on 0800 178 233 (Rotorua) to discuss