Timber Drying Operator

Timber Drying Operator

An opportunity has arisen for timber drying operator to join the Kilns team at Red Stag Timber based at Waipa Mill, just 5 mins south of Rotorua CBD.  Whilst timber industry experience is ideal, we offer full free training for the right candidate to gain a specialist industry qualification and complete the New Zealand Certificates in Timber Drying Level 3 and Level 4.

Following a period of training on dayshift, regular working hours will be working nightshift, Tuesday - Friday, 4.30pm - 2.20am with the occasional cover required on other shifts.  Applicable shift allowance is paid, in addition to base hourly rate, negotiable based on experience and skill.

A school record with minimum L2 passes in NCEA English and Maths, a reliable work record and physical fitness to meet the demands of the role are basic requirements.  Effective communication and initiative are expected with experience operating machinery, mobile plant or wood processing equipment an advantage.

The role is required to operate a small loader and therefore a current full NZ driver’s licence is required.    Other duties include:

  • Training in safe timber stacking
  • Monitoring the drying process
  • Maintenance of some timber drying equipment
  • Operation of computerised management system
  • General teamwork with other operators

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will undergo a mechanical aptitude test at their interview. 

A pre-employment drug test and medical also applies.  
Application forms are available here - Red Stag Timber Application Form 

If you have any queries please email recruitment@redstagtimber.co.nz   Ph. (07) 349-5800 and ask for Kelly on extn.5831



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