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Container Forklift Operator – Nelson Based

Application Closes: 27 Apr 2024

Location: Canterbury

Port Nelson has a reputation as being a great place to work. It is the maritime gateway for the top of the South Island and a vital hub supporting the region’s continued economic growth and prosperity. 

The Nelson/Tasman regions are a really great place to live and play in; the weather’s some of the best in NZ and the people are warm and friendly.

So, if you are a trained and experienced Container Handler / Forklift Operator and want to join our Port team - we would love to hear from you.

Our business

Port Nelson handles predominantly containers, logs and a small amount of breakbulk and cars. We are a 24/7 operation with shifts commencing any time of the day or night. Our major clients are the forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, automotive, food and wine sectors. Our Port is pumping so we need more experienced people to join our team!

What’s in it for you

At Port Nelson you will get the opportunity to work in a number of our business units. You will join a Port with one of the best Health and Safety records in NZ, and you will join a Port that provides great training and development opportunities. We offer a highly competitive hourly rate and employment conditions. For the right candidates there are opportunities to up-skill and build a real career in Ports. All that and a great team culture, so what’s not to love! We run a roster where you have guaranteed time off to play and recharge in our amazing regional environment.

What’s in it for us

We need experienced plant operators. You will bring a minimum of 2 years’ experience handling shipping containers and will be:

  • Physically fit and have a genuine commitment to health and safety;
  • A strong appetite to upskill and develop;
  • Have flexibility to work a range of shift patterns; and
  • Be a proactive team player with a positive, can-do attitude. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Port Nelson team and be part of a local business that is focused on providing outstanding service. We are recognised as one of the best employers in the Region and pride ourselves on our people, which is why we are committed to providing a great work environment, ongoing support and a competitive remuneration package plus relocation support.

At Port Nelson Ltd, irrespective of our position, we all strive to uphold our “ASPIRE” values: Accountability, Safety, Passion, Integrity/honesty, Respect and Excellence.

Please note: Port Nelson Ltd is an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Pre-employment testing is part of our recruitment process. You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this role. 

We need to move quickly and will be assessing applications as they are received so please apply ASAP or contact Jacqui on 027 734 0113 for more information. 

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