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Iplex Pipelines NZ is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipeline systems in New Zealand.  We manufacture and supply pipeline systems for a diverse range of applications including: Water supply, sewerage, energy, stormwater, irrigation, rural, communications, and Industrial.  We have approximately 230 employees across operational sites in Palmerston North, Christchurch and Ashburton, with our commercial head office in Auckland.

About the role:

We are looking for a Machine Operator to join us at our manufacturing site in Ashburton. In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out correct pack off processes
  • Ensuring all start-ups, shutdowns and change overs are carried out correctly.
  • Ensuring scrap is well managed and controlled
  • Carrying out process troubleshooting and process corrective actions.
  • General Machine Operation  -
    • Ensuring all paperwork and quality checks are carried out correctly and any out of spec measurements are actioned accordingly
    • Ensuring basic machine maintenance tasks are carried out correctly
  • Production process meets plan, and process non- conformances are addressed.
  • Replenishing materials
  • Following standard operating procedures
This role involves working on a 2 week rotational shift pattern (2 weeks day shift, 2 weeks night shift, 2 weeks afternoon shift).

About you: 

You’ll need to be a self-starter who enjoys variety and learning, and will ideally be experienced within a manufacturing environment. We’re also looking for the following:
  • Mechanical skills/aptitude
  • Good attention to detail
  • Physically fit as you may be moving loads up to 25kg
  • Solid time management skills and reliability is key
  • A focus on health and safety
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good problem solver and effective communicator
  • Reliable and punctual; able to work designated shifts
  • Basic literacy skills – able to read, understand and follow work instruction

The Opportunity 

We recognise that our people are the source of our success. We foster a culture of respect, trust, innovation and boldness, and promote our employee’s wellbeing and an environment for continuous learning. Along with a generous package of life and income protection, medical insurance, and competitive pay, we offer funding for staff education and upskilling.

If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply today! 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.