Operator - Technical Services

About Us

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider. We’re committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources.  Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

Our Technical Services Division is a specialist team of highly qualified staff with class-leading purpose-built processing facilities and specialised Dangerous Goods transport. Waste Management Technical Services can process hazardous and liquid wastes safely and with full compliance to government and council laws and by-laws governing liquid and hazardous waste disposal.

About the Role

We have a great work opportunity for an experienced Operator to join our team in Lower Hutt, Wellington. 

In this role, you will be assisting our team during the treatment and disposal of a wide variety of liquid and hazardous waste in a safe and responsible manner. The role will involve operating various plant and equipment and handling chemicals.

Key Responsibilities of the position will include 

  • Process waste received through the plant safely using the appropriate processing method
  • Machinery operation – including forklifts, excavators, loaders, and specialised fixed plant, in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ensure equipment is kept clean, tidy, and well-maintained
  • Inwards / Outwards goods – Load and unload vehicles to make sure all paperwork is completed correctly

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Full NZ Driver’s license
  • Forklift license or appropriate endorsements and experience for each machine that is required to be operated (desirable)
  • First aid certificate (desirable)
  • Experience in loading / unloading vehicles
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

At Waste Management we will invest in your personal development and provide future career opportunities. We also offer a great company culture, and you will get to work with a strong team of like-minded individuals.

How to apply

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Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. 

WM is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces. 

You must be in New Zealand and hold a current work visa/residency or NZ citizenship.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: COAI312838

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 April 2023