John Deere Assembler (2 opportunities) in Tokoroa, New Zealand

About Us:

Waratah NZ Limited (a John Deere Company) has proudly served the global forestry industry for 45 years, pioneering mechanised harvesting with first-class products of distinct quality, durability, and reliability paired with unparalleled customer support. Our extensive support and parts distribution network, rigorous global application testing, advanced manufacturing systems, and sophisticated quality measures set us apart and ensure our products are worthy of the Waratah brand and ‘Built To Work’ designation.

We aspire to be the preferred equipment provider in the forestry industry, and that is why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our history.

Your Job:

Demand continues to grow and we need to expand our Assembly team to ensure we supply quality forestry attachments. You have two opportunities to join this busy team; one on a permanent and ongoing basis and a second on a 6-month fixed term basis to assist the team with higher than expected production schedules. As an Assembler you’ll need to be self-driven, work well in a busy production environment and able to build realtionships in a close-knit team. You'll have to be mechanically minded as you’ll be looking after the fabrication of parts and sub-assemblies of Waratah products and related equipment, ensuring that top quality standards are met.

Although we have production targets to meet, your safety comes first, so you'll need to be proactive in your own safety as well as the team around you. As you’ll be the one that best knows, you’ll also get to actively participate in health and safety and continuous improvement initiatives. Flexible working hours may be required from time to time to align with production demand.

Your skills:

  • An experienced Fitter/Turner, Mechanic and/or an equivalent trade qualification is preferred

  • Relevant experience in the manufacturing of large/heavy industrial equipment

  • Able to work effectively in cross-functional teams and across work areas

  • Self-driven and able to work unsupervised

  • Certified to Module 3800 Operate a radio remote or pendant controlled overhead crane and lift place regular loads and/or Operate a Lift Truck in accordance to WorkSafe NZ or equivalent is an advantage, however full training can be provided

  • Able to quickly problem solve to ensure production demands are met

  • Physically fit as some heavy lifting and constant movement is required.

You’ll get:

Full training in each of the production areas is provided, as well as a competitive wage rate, ability to earn production bonuses and full PPE.

If this sounds like you, apply online adding a cover letter and your CV. Applications for this position will close Sunday 24 June 2018.


Note: Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

Waratah is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.