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 the team at our Transfer Station in Rotorua.

About the Role

In this role, you will be part of a team that is 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. From previous experience, you'll already know the importance of health and safety in the workplace, and you'll champion our culture of making sure everyone gets home safely.

Key responsibilities of the position will include: 

  • Control incoming waste and recyclables and loading out haulage vehicles
  • Operate onsite plant and equipment
  • Maintain a tidy workplace
  • Undertake general labouring duties as required

To be successful in this role: 

  • W,T,R endorsements 
  • Previous loader and excavator operator experience would be an advantage however full training will be provided to the successful applicant.
  • A Forklift (OSH) licence is desirable
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team

What's in it for me

  • Guaranteed hours and job security
  • Working Monday to Friday between 7 am and 5 pm with occasional rostered weekends
  • Valid and rewarding career path

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. On this basis, 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: DEAJ210733

Location: Rotorua

Closing Date: Friday, 10 June 2022