Trainee Timber Machinist

Trainee Timber Machinist

An opportunity has arisen within our Weinig 25R Moulder Planermill operation for a Trainee, who has a keen interest to work in the timber industry.  

Red Stag Timber will sponsor a trade qualification to achieve a L4 National Certificate in Timber Machining, generally taking up to 3-4 years to complete. 

Practical learning on site will involve relevant hands-on work as a paid trainee, mentored by our experienced Red Stag Timber staff.   

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 have:

  • A minimum NCEA L2 qualification, including Maths and English.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to follow instructions.
  • Confident computer and literacy skills.
  • Proven attendance and some awareness of workplace safety.
  • A strong commitment to good timekeeping and a being a team player.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will undergo mechanical aptitude and numeracy testing, to support compatibility with the industry qualification requirements. 

Full pre-employment medical examination and drug screening applies.

A pre-employment Medical & Drug Screening applies for all roles.

An application form is available here - Red Stag Timber Application Form  or by emailing Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor on or phone (07) 349-5831.


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