Timber Machinist

A superb job opportunity a for qualified Timber Machinist has arisen to join our Planermill team
and be part of the team operating New Zealand’s largest producing Sawmill.

Red Stag Timber operates Waipa Mill, located just 5 mins south of the Rotorua CBD.   Using leading edge technology the Mill’s production capacity is in excess of 650,000m3 per annum.  Our operational focus is on providing quality structural timber for the NZ domestic and overseas export markets, and maintaining excellence in workplace safety and customer service.

An opportunity has arisen within our Weinig 25R Moulder operation for an experienced and L4 Trade Qualified Timber Machinist to provide specialist support to the plant.  

The role is a fulltime position, with hours of work being 40hrs/week working Monday to Thursday from 5.00am to 3.40pm, with overtime/maintenance available on a Friday as required, paid at T1.5.  

The preferred candidate will be a hands-on, reliable and physically fit person who will:

  • Hold a NZQA L4 Timber Machining qualification, with Workshop experience including knife and cutter grinding, head setting and machine maintenance.
  • Have minimum 5 years recent work experience in a similar plant operation
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of machining, operational and general workplace safety
    • Possess an excellent eye for detail and accuracy, and knowledge of quality systems


ü  Want to be part of a highly regarded professional team and timber industry business
ü  Can contribute technical know-how, hands-on work and focus to achieve a high quality product
ü  Want to utilize your timber machinist trade skills, run your own workshop, yet have variety in your day
ü  Want to live, work and play in fabulous Rotorua!

 A link to our APPLICATION FORM can be found here:  Red Stag Timber Application Form 

Contact Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor on email recruitment@redstagtimber.co.nz

Please note:   You must be a NZ Resident living in New Zealand to apply for these roles.


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