Operator - Transfer Station


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.

We have an opportunity for an Operator to join our Transfer Station team in Queenstown.

About the Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the safe and tidy operation of the transfer station, and recycling area and assisting the public with general enquires while maintaining a professional image of the company and delivering high-quality customer service.

Key responsibilities of the position will include: 

  • Control the placement of waste and recyclables being deposited by customers
  • Operate onsite plant and equipment as required
  • Direct traffic and provide general information to customers 
  • Maintain all buildings, grounds, roadways, and landscaping in a clean and tidy condition
  • Undertake general labouring duties as required
  • Assist with general administration, completing all records and paperwork as directed
  • Meet targets for recycling and diversion of waste from landfill

To be successful in this role: 

  • Previous operator experience would be an advantage 
  • A Forklift (OSH) licence is desirable
  • Appropriate endorsements for each machine that is required to be operated on site. (W,T,F are the minimum endorsements required)
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • A good level of fitness is required to carry out the duties of the role 

In return 

We offer a competitive hourly rate, ongoing training, and personal development so you can achieve your career goals and great company culture. 

You will be part of a great team committed to providing a comprehensive one-stop service to meet a broad range of facility, waste, recycling, and industrial needs of our clients.

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.

At Waste Management, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, we have introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process so that candidates can make an informed choice. As part of the application process, you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status with us. 

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: GOAH211302

Location: Queenstown

Closing Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022