Forklift Driver (Waipapa Pine)

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Building Products Divisional Support
  • Location:Waipapa
  • Job Reference:FWP/32250
  • Closing Date:11 Dec 2023


Waipapa Pine, part of Fletcher Wood Products, is a leading forestry company that specializes in the production of high-quality timber products. Due to our successful continued expansion of operations in the North, we are seeking a dedicated and experienced Forklift Driver to join our fabulous team based at our Waipapa sawmill, near Kerikeri.


  • Transport materials to and from designated areas, such as storage areas, production lines, or trucks for shipment.
  • Conduct pre-shift inspections of the forklift and perform routine maintenance checks to ensure proper functioning.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and company policies to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records and report any discrepancies or damages to the supervisor.
  • Collaborate with warehouse and production teams to ensure timely delivery and movement of materials.
  • Assist with general warehouse duties, such as organizing inventory, picking and packing orders, and maintaining cleanliness.


  • Valid forklift operator certification/license.
  • Proven experience as a forklift driver, ideally within the timber industry or a warehouse/ manufacturing setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of forklift operations and safety protocols.
  • Ability to operate different types of forklifts.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with team members.
  • Reliable and punctual with a strong work ethic.

What we offer:

  • Great benefits package, including: Investment in personal development and training 
  • Employee Education Fund (EEF) which supports individual studies and their families 
  • A wide range of discounts on products and services from across the Fletcher Building Group
  • A variety of health, wellbeing, safety and family programs 

The position is full time, minimum 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, so your weekends are free! The successful candidate will be well rewarded with the kind of career pathways and vast array of incentives that only being part of the Fletcher Building Group can offer. Come and join our kiwi success story and apply online 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.