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Firth Industries
South Auckland
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Firth Industries has been supplying concrete and masonry products to the construction industry for over 90 years. Our strong customer relationships and passion for innovation make us New Zealand’s leading concrete supplier.
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an entry-level Plant Machine Operator. In this role, you will produce masonry blocks to specification, ensuring consistent levels of quality as per the plant’s production schedule.

What We Can Offer:
  • Guaranteed 40 hours per week
  • Time and a half for all work performed after 50 hours
  • Meal allowance when rostered on night shift
  • Weekly pay
  • Employee benefits and discounts

Key Responsibilities:
  • Operate machinery to produce masonry blocks as per specifications
  • Maintain consistent quality in line with the production schedule
  • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure efficient production
  • Adhere to health and safety standards to keep yourself and others safe

Shift Details:
  • Rotating Shifts: One week on day shift, the next week on night shift
  • Day Shift: 4:00am to 2:00pm (may extend to 12 hours and include Saturday morning work)
  • Night Shift: 2:00pm to Midnight (may extend to 12 hours)
  • *Flexibility in finishing hours is required as both day and night shifts can be extended to 12 hours with business demand.
Important: The rolling shift schedule is a significant aspect of this role. Please apply only if you are comfortable with this schedule and it fits within your lifestyle.

What We Are Looking For:
  • Excellent and clear communication skills to facilitate efficient discussions within the team
  • Mechanically minded with a background in manufacturing is a bonus
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn not only the basics of machine production but in time other elements onsite, including block machine and loader operations
  • Forklift license is an extra bonus
  • High level of health and safety awareness to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and those around you 

If you are ready to join a close-knit team and embark on a fulfilling career with a company that values dedication and hard work, we encourage you to apply.

Research shows that females and minority groups don’t apply for roles unless they match 100% the job description.

We are proud of your diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger. We welcome your individuality and encourage you to bring your true self to work, so if this role is of interest but you feel you don’t fit it, we would still love you to apply.