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Yard & Forklift Operator - Hornby

Hornby South, New Zealand

Reference: 5463455

  • Do you take pride in getting the job done safely and efficiently?
  • Family Owned NZ Business
  • Hornby Factory Location

We are currently seeking an all-round Yard & Forklift Operator to work night shift at our busy manufacturing site in Hornby. This role will be accountable for ensuring the safe and efficient delivery and stacking of concrete and related products. You will need to be flexible to work across both day shifts (commence at 5am) and night shifts (commence at 4pm) based on production requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and completing the daily task report for the forklift
  • Delivering products by safely and efficiently operating the forklift around the manufacturing site
  • Receiving inwards goods
  • Cleaning of forklift as and when required
  • Assisting with general yard duties
  • Ad-hoc support of the other yard staff
  • Following all health safety requirements such as daily pre-start checks on vehicles

What you will bring to the role?

  • Class 1 with F OSH endorsements
  • 2+ years recent operating experience of a large forklift (5 - 8 tonne)
  • Experience working with civil construction/building/manufacturing industry
  • Experience working with precast concrete products is advantageous
  • Able to take direction and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Competent in communicating in English (verbal and written)
  • Strong commitment to safety, health & environmental responsibilities
  • Flexible with being able to work on your own and within a team environment
  • Excellent personal time keeping skills
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness

Who we are:

Founded in 1973, Hynds is New Zealand's premier product supplier for the management of water and water-based waste in the civil and rural infrastructure markets. Hynds remains proudly family-owned and has built its reputation on customer service and innovation.

We are committed as a team to helping our customers succeed and believe in the Hynds Values to guide the way. Hynds is a place where people matter, where we do what's right and where we connect with our customers.

Why join Hynds:

  • Competitive salary
  • Southern Cross medical insurance cover
  • Values focused and supportive environment
  • Ongoing learning & development opportunities

Pre-employment checks:

Hynds is committed to high levels of health and safety. Therefore, all candidates will be expected to pass a pre-employment medical and alcohol & drug screen, along with satisfactorily passing a criminal history check. You will also need the legal right to work in NZ.