Trade Assistant


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.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Trades Assistant to join our in-house Truck Workshop team based in Christchurch. 

If you’ve always wanted to gain experience or further develop your existing experience by working on diesel trucks, then this is the opportunity for you!

In this role, you will be assisting qualified Tradespeople and team leaders directly with all aspects of repair or rectification work on defective vehicles or equipment.

  • Assisting in fault/maintenance diagnostic activities
  • Testing vehicle and equipment and ensuring all tools and equipment used in the performance of work is safe to use and stored in a clean and correct manner
  • Maintenance servicing of heavy vehicles

Working Monday to Friday in our afternoon shift. 

About you

We are looking for an individual with an interest in the heavy vehicle mechanical field. Training will be provided. We can offer apprenticeship programs for individuals who would like to progress and become qualified heavy vehicle mechanics. 

You’re self-motivated, and your attention to detail is awesome, you enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently.

Having either a class 2 or 4 truck license would be desirable, but not necessary. 

At Waste Management, we understand our biggest asset is our people, and to get the most from our business and team, we must invest in tomorrow’s leaders. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a successful business where your contributions will make a significant difference to our customers. 

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 are 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: DZCH210829

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022