Depot Operator
Port Otago
Dunedin City, Otago, NZ
3d ago
  • Full Time
  • Application Closes 27 May 2022
  • Otago - Dunedin City
  • Maintenance and Repair Worker, General
  • Port Otago Group’s business comprises a regional container terminal, bulk port activities, cruise (on hold) and property investment and development.

    We service South Canterbury, Otago, and Southland, working with customers to streamline their supply chains. Our culture is hands-on, safety focused and encourages continuous improvement.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Dunedin Depot team as a Depot Operator. You will be an all-rounder and thrive on having variety in your work week, as you will be responsible for providing various duties associated with the day to day running of our Dunedin Container Depot.

    Duties include :

  • Wash pad activities - surveying containers identifying those needing repairs, cleaning of containers to MAF and customer standards and completing audit sheets as required.
  • Repairer - carrying out the necessary repairs or upgrades to containers.
  • Container Movement - operating our Sideloader’s which are responsible for the movement of empty containers to and from both road and rail transport and yard storage.
  • Hours of Work :

    40 hours a week Monday to Friday.

    Some flexibility to work overtime to meet operational requirements may be necessary.

    The successful applicant will ideally have :

  • Steel cutting, fabrication, welding and painting experience would be advantageous
  • Ability to learn to operate heavy machinery or already able to operate heavy machinery
  • The physical ability to undertake heavy labouring, with an excellent safety record
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An excellent driving record, with a full clean drivers licence
  • Comfortable with computers as you will need to use our various systems
  • Strong commitment to Health & Safety - not afraid to speak up!
  • A demonstrated strong work ethic, availability, attendance, timekeeping skills, and a team player
  • Alignment to Port Otago’s values
  • Previous experience operating Large Forklifts or Side Loaders will be highly regarded although this is not essential as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

    Shortlisted applicants will be taken through a computer-based assessment initially to see if you have got what it takes to operate heavy machinery.

    What's in it for you?

  • Opportunities for upskilling and career development
  • Health insurance package paid for you and your partner and dependent children (valued at $3,400 per annum)
  • Superannuation matched up to 7%
  • Work alongside and learn from a fantastic team
  • We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.
  • While the port industry has traditionally attracted men, times are changing. We strongly encourage women to apply and investigate this opportunity.

    We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

    Heads up :

  • A full clean NZ Drivers licence is essential
  • A high standard of safety - not afraid to speak up!
  • You must be able to pass Ministry of Justice, ACC checks and a preemployment medical which includes a drug and alcohol test as part of our recruitment process
  • Random drug and alcohol testing
  • Legislation requires that this position needs to be performed by someone who is vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • We are committed to looking after our people and we are excited about being a Smoke Free Workplace.

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