Company Midlands Apiaries Ltd
Location Ashburton, Canterbury
Listed Mon 8 Jan, 1:45 pm
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Reference MAL
Midlands Apiaries Limited, is one of the largest South Island beekeeping businesses operating hives for honey production and seed crop pollination predominantly in the Mid Canterbury region.

Our new state of the art honey shed, along with our all new fleet of trucks and equipment, provides our business with the most up to date technology.

Based in Ashburton we are looking for experienced forklift operators to help fill the honey extraction season requirements.

You will be required to assist the extraction team to keep a supply of honey boxes coming into the extraction room and assisting with loading and unloading of honey trucks.

You will be working in and around bees so it is necessary you don’t have an allergy to bee stings.

This will be shift work - so availability for morning (6 am start) or afternoon shift (3 pm start).

The person we are looking for must have the following attributes or skills:

• Be methodical and works with a sense of urgency
• Warehouse experience essential
• Experienced in operating a forklift and hold a current forklift licence and full clean driver licence
• Effective communicator
• Previous experience operating forklifts
• A very high level of Health and Safety awareness and practices
• A clear criminal record and can pass a pre-employment drug screen
• Able to follow direction and work effectively in a team environment
• Be happy with general labouring tasks such as, loading and unloading, It is important you are physically fit and have no bad backs
• Be willing and able to assist in general labour duties
• Have a positive work attitude

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.