Logs Digger (Excavator) and Crane Opportunities

Listed 22 days Ago
Port Nelson
Transportation and Logistics

  • Variable work hours, including nights and weekends
  • Benefits including Southern Cross Medical & Fitness/Wellbeing allowance
  • Log and container Stevedoring operations

If you’re already in stevedoring, then you will know Port Nelson’s reputation as a great place to work. It is the maritime gateway for the top of the South Island and a vital hub supporting the region’s continued economic growth and prosperity, plus it has come through 2020 in good shape.

You probably also know  that the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough regions are a really great place to live and play in; the weather’s some of the best in the country, the people are warm and friendly, and the natural environment is second to none. 

Our business

Our Stevedoring Division handles predominantly  containers and logs in both Nelson and Picton. We are a 24/7 operation with shifts commencing at any time of the day or night. Our major clients are the forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, automotive, food and wine sectors. And despite the impact of COVID-19, both ports keep pumping so we need more experienced individuals to join our Stevedoring team. 

What’s in it for you

At Port Nelson you will get the opportunity to work in a number of our business units outside of Stevedoring. You will join a Port with one of the best Health and Safety records in the country, and you will join a Port that provides great training and development opportunities. We offer a highly competitive hourly rate and a variety of contract types. For the right candidates there are opportunities to up-skill and build a real career in Ports and Stevedoring. All that and a great team culture, so what’s not to love!

What’s in it for us

We need a talented Logs Digger/Excavator operator and/or Log Crane operator with previous experience in an operational or stevedoring environment. Ideally you will bring a minimum of 2 years’ experience operating heavy plant loading log vessels - excavators 12-16t (with log grapple experience) and/or log ship cranes.

Added to this you need:

· A genuine commitment to health and safety

· A strong appetite to train and develop

· To be physically fit and able to pass a pre-employment medical.

· Flexibility to work variable hours / days with some travel to work out of Port in Picton

· To be a proactive team player with a positive, can do attitude. 

At Port Nelson Ltd, irrespective of our position, we all strive to uphold our “ASPIRE” values: Accountability, Safety, Passion, Integrity/honesty, Respect and Excellence. 

We operate a drug and alcohol-testing programme.

We need to move quickly and will be assessing applications as they are received so please apply ASAP.