Situations Vacant

Stock Manager

Date published: February 25, 2017


  • Stock Manager

Full Time Position

We are currently looking for a full time Stock Manager to join our busy team.

Previous experience is essential.

If you are passionate about people and would love working in a busy quick service restaurant then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for people who are motivated and have the leadership skills to motivate others. You must be organised, reliable and have the ability to work in a pressure environment.

Is this you?

If so please forward your CV attention Wendy to:

by Friday, March 3, 2017.


Date published: February 25, 2017

We are seeking a creative and motivated photographer. This is a casual position, covering occasional evenings and one day a weekend, approx 7 – 15 hours per week.

The position is to cover local events and news stories providing photographs for a range of Ashburton Guardian publications.

Experience in photographing people on location is essential as is an ability to relate easily to people of all ages. You will need to have a passion for the local community, including sports.

The ideal candidate must be able to work as a team member in a creative group environment and work solo, requiring self-motivation and prioritisation of tasks.

They must be able to follow tight deadlines and directions but also be able to improvise and be creative.

Good verbal, written communication and organisational skills are essential.

This is a job share position.

To apply, please send your CV and accompanying letter outlining the hours you can work, through to

Closing date for applications is Monday, March 6, 2017.

Accounts Administrator

Date published: February 25, 2017

Are you an Accounts Administrator that stands out?

  • Accounts Administrator

• Flexible role to suit part-time hours
• Approx 20-30 hours per week
• Fantastic opportunity to gain varied accounting experience.

This varied role will stretch your organisation skills as you will be managing internal and external queries, alongside daily and monthly accounting tasks, so your ability to organise and prioritise your workload is essential! This role is key to ensure the routine departmental accounting functions are solid and, sits within a small team, so you’ll be asked to roll your sleeves up and take on a variety of tasks.

Specific aspects of the role will include:
• Payroll
• Accounts Payable
• Accounts Receivable

We are looking for a flexible and adaptable accounts-all-rounder that stands out from the crowd! Preferably you will have a relevant qualification or you are currently studying accounting. However, consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience, who can demonstrate themselves to be quick learners, with the right attitude and a positive approach.

Your accounting experience will include:
• payroll experience
• demonstrable accounts knowledge
• minimum two years relevant work experience and familiarity with accounting packages
• confident user of Microsoft Office including solid Excel skills
• be self-managing with analytical and logical problem solving skills
• must have excellent oral and written communication skills

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and relevant work references to:

Applications close Monday, March 6, 2017

Bus Driver Required

Date published: February 25, 2017

We require a kind, dedicated and conscientious bus driver to transport our amazing children to and from school each day.

We are looking for a person who:
• Enjoys the unique nature of working with children
• Wants to be part of our school team and community
• Has the safety of our children at heart
• Has a current bus licence and P endorsement

If this sounds like you then we look forward to hearing from you. We are willing to consider assisting you in securing a bus licence and P endorsement if you are the right person. A three bedroom school house in the Mt Somers village is available to rent if required.

Please contact:
The Principal,
Sean Wansbrough,
for more information on 03 303 9892

Office Administrator

Date published: February 25, 2017

Murray Smith Aluminium is looking for a part time Office Administrator to help in a supportive admin role to cover maternity leave.

• Must have experience within administration
• Be reliable and enthusiastic
• Will need a high attention to detail
• Efficient and confident using computers and Microsoft programs
• Be well spoken and have fluent English
• Must be NZ Citizen or be eligible to work in New Zealand

Hours can be flexible, with the role to be for a minimum of 6 months.

Please email your CV along with a cover letter to:

Building Supplies Customer Service

Date published: February 25, 2017


Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton, has a vacancy in our very busy Building Supplies department. This is a full-time position and will include one weekend day, Saturday.

This position involves working in a sales role serving our large customer base of both Trade and DIY customers.

Experience in building materials or interest in DIY would be preferred, but not essential as full training will be given.

To be successful, applicants will have:
• The ability to work well in a team environment.
• Excellent communication and people skills.
• Accuracy
• Reliability
• Ability to use initiative.

In return these positions offer great job satisfaction, fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security.

Please send your CV and covering letter to:

or post to Mitre 10 MEGA
PO Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

Applications close on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Trade Qualified Carpenter

Date published: February 25, 2017

McKimmie & Robinson Builders are a small residential building company based in Rakaia.

We specialise in renovation and alteration work.

We also build architectural houses throughout Mid Canterbury and Selwyn district.

We require a Trade Qualified Carpenter to join our team full time.

We are looking for someone who has:
• A strong work ethic and is punctual
• An eye for detail and takes pride in their workmanship
• The ability to work unsupervised and in a team
• A positive friendly personality with a good sense of humour.

Please forward you’re CV with references and a covering letter to support your application to:
Mckimmie & Robinson Ltd
14 Rakaia Terrace, Rakaia 7710

Workshop Technician

Date published: February 25, 2017

‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

  • Workshop Technician

Our College is a U10, Decile 6, co-educational school catering for the majority of students in Mid Canterbury.

The position is part-time, permanent, 10 hours/week, during College term time.

The actual hours of work allow for some flexibility, to be negotiated with successful applicant, as will commencement date.

Hard Materials Technology experience desirable, as are ICT skills, and the ability to show initiative and prioritise tasks.

Employment is under the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Employment Agreement conditions.

Applications close – 12 noon, Monday 06 March 2017.

Information package enquiries and applications –

Please contact:
Sheena Tyrrell, Management Administrator
Phone (03) 308 4193, ext 812 or 027 247 8003;
Email: ,
Ashburton College, P O Box 204, Ashburton.


Date published: February 25, 2017

AshburtonRv Centre is requiring someone preferably with experience in the installation of solar panels, Tv’s and dish’s, self-containment work etc along with day to day cleaning of the units on display in the yard.

You will need to be physically fit (some lifting required but not heavy).

Be self-motivated with strong work ethics with an eye for detail.

Able to work as part of the team.

This is a non-smoking environment.

A full current drivers licence is essential, class 2 heavy traffic would be an advantage.

Please send C.V to
The Manager, AshburtonRv
PO Box 5012, Ashburton 7740

Part Time Stadium Assistant

Date published: February 25, 2017

We’re looking for a jack of all trades to join the Sports Facility team at EA Networks Centre. You’ll ensure the Stadium is correctly set up for bookings, always clean and tidy, conduct general maintenance and be a point of contact if users require further assistance.

To find out more about this vacancy and what the Ashburton District Council has to offer you – visit our website.

Maintenance Engineer

Date published: February 25, 2017

All Farm Engineering Ltd is a engineering business based in Hinds 13km south of Ashburton.

We largely support the dairy and agricultural industry so there is a good variety of work both in and out of the workshop.

Good welding skills required.

If you are motivated and hard-working we would love you to join our small friendly team.

Remuneration according to skill level.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Visa.

Please email CV with covering letter to:

Heavy Diesel Technician

Date published: February 22, 2017

Smallbone Isuzu Ashburton are seeking someone with the following to join their team;
• Experience in repairs & service work on Isuzu / Scania / Volvo Trucks or similar.
• Trade qualifications in Auto Diesel repairs.(M.I.T.O Road Transport Level 4 minimum)
• Prepared to carry out further training to obtain NZTA approval for issuing of COF’s
• Good diagnostic skills;
• Excellent work ethic;
• Excellent customer service and communication skills

Please send your application to


Date published: February 22, 2017

Grant Hood Contracting is an award winning Ashburton based family business that has been operating for 14 years.

We pride ourselves on our excellent staff management practices and training with opportunities to gain additional licences.

A high priority is placed on Health and Safety.

Our company requires the following to join our team.

Experienced Heavy Machine Operator and General Labourer.

We are looking for someone who is:
• Experienced in operating heavy machinery, with at least 2 years of proven experience
• Physically fit and able to work as part of a team
• Self motivated, with strong work ethics and is reliable & enthusiastic
• Takes pride in their work and in company equipment
• Drivers Licence, Class 2-4 – WTR endorsement

Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drugs screen.

All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

Phone Carolyn on 027 209 6410
Or Post CV to: 192 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Or email to

Secretary / Treasurer Position

Date published: February 22, 2017

The Ashburton Grain & Seed Association Inc

  • Secretary / Treasurer Position

Duties include maintaining cash book, invoicing and payment of accounts.

Preparing monthly meeting agenda, attending meetings and taking of minutes.

Approx 10 meetings p.a. (of one hour duration).

Positions involves 40 to 50 hours p.a.

The applicant will need access to email facilities and a computer.

This position would suit someone who has worked in the Industry but this is not essential.

Competitive remuneration.

Detailed job description is available on request.

Applications to:
B. Vessey
47 Belt Road, Ashburton 7700
phone 027 353 7185
phone 307 8383

Applications close Friday, March 10 at 5pm.

Multi Skilled Operator with Experience

Date published: February 18, 2017

Stuart Tarbotton Contractors Limited is a locally owned and operated company based in the Ashburton District.

We are looking to employ an Multi Skilled Excavator Operator to operate a range of machinery from 1.5 ton to 30 ton excavators, graders, scrapers, dozers, rollers etc. This is a good opportunity to work for a well established company that has been operating for 26 years.

Suitable applicant must have:
• Minimum class 4 drivers licence
• Self motivation and be able to work unsupervised
• Be a team player and have good communication skills
• Ability to complete a job to a high standard

Good remuneration package will be offered to the right applicant.

If this sounds like you please phone
Stuart on 0274 350 963
or the office on (03) 307 7065
or email your interest to

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


Date published: February 18, 2017

Required for busy Engineering jobbing shop.

Experience in the manufacture and repairs to earthmoving and transport equipment preferred.

Please apply in own handwriting to:
The Manager
Engineering Repairs (2012) Ltd
Box 1065, c/- Ashburton Guardian,
PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740
Or email

Activities Assistant – Part time

Date published: February 18, 2017

Tuarangi Home is a dedicated specialised home providing continuing care, including rest home and long stay dementia care for the elderly who require nursing care. This 37 bed home is centrally situated in Cameron Street, Ashburton.

We’re looking for an Activities Coordinator to coordinate and deliver an activity programme aimed at maintaining the best possible physical, psychological and social functioning for each patient. This is an incredibly satisfying role where you will be working with individual patients and groups. You will also be responsible for coaching and supporting patients, helping them to achieve their individual therapy goals which have been identified by the patient and clinical team.

As a flexible and patient person with a mature outlook and enthusiastic approach, you will need strong organisational skills and the ability to communicate both effectively and empathetically. You must be able to prioritise workloads and work independently under the guidance of the team.

This is a permanent, part time role, working 36 hours per fortnight. The specific arrangement of these hours will be discussed further on interview, but there will be a requirement for more hours in one week than the other.

Enquiries should be directed to
Kate Cottrell, Recruitment Specialist
on email


Date published: February 18, 2017


  • Blending & Canning Operators

Our vision is to be the world’s most innovative and trusted dairy company. We partner with the best customers and Canterbury milk suppliers to make more from milk. Together, our products deliver the best in human health and nutrition.

Our exceptional people see everything as an opportunity and are always striving to make more from milk. Right now we are looking for game changing Assistant Operators to join our Blending & Canning team.

Your responsibilities will include checking and re labelling of ingredients, managing damages, removing outer bags from ingredients and placing onto conveyors, tipping of ingredients, monitoring the production line and general cleaning.

We are looking for people who care about where they work and being part of the successes of this ever growing business. You may be new to the work force, have just finished studying, or perhaps worked in a completely different industry sector, the backgrounds from which our successful applicants are chosen are many and varied. Synlait offers on the job training and a wide range of career opportunities.

We work on a 4×4 rotating roster, working 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts, then 4 days off. This role involves working across hygiene zones in an infant formula production plant and you will need to be physically fit and enjoy an active job as there is heavy lifting of up to 25kg, as well as multiple flights of stairs. This entry level position’s training rate is $23.52.

Synlait is a fast paced, energetic and rapidly expanding organisation and therefore we seek to attract people who will thrive in such an environment and who have a genuine interest in the dairy sector.

If you’re ready to change the game, apply now at

Warehouse Supervisor

Date published: February 15, 2017

  • Permanent / Full Time:

Due to our Warehouse Supervisor recently retiring we are looking for an exceptional person to fill her shoes and manage our Warehouse.

The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of the warehouse in line with Standard Operating Procedures, Lean Manufacturing principles and to ensure all Deliveries, Inventory management and Logistics are efficiently undertaken at all times:

Key Responsibilities
•Working closely with our Operations Manager to ensure efficient management of the Warehouse.
•Checking items delivered and dispatched are to specification, reporting any discrepancies to staff.
•Process timely and efficiently all documentation, spreadsheets, freight documentation and bookings for Domestic, International and Online orders.
•Process and update orders and inventory to ensure Internal In-house Software is always reflecting current position.
•Organise and undertake Rolling Stock takes and full stock takes Weekly, Monthly and Yearly to ensure all inventory is correct.
•Deliver timely reporting to appropriate departments on warehouse performance.
•Ensure all Health and Safety requirements are maintained.
•General warehouse duties will also apply.

Experience Required
•You will need to have good computer skills including excel and strong attention to detail.
•This is a hands on role that will see you working alongside the Warehouse team in all duties.
•A strong back ground in supply chain management and or logistics and Inventory Control.
•A good level of Physical fitness (some lifting will be involved).
•A current forklift license and experience is essential as is a full clean driver’s license.

Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV and references/referee details.
The New Zealand Sock Company
P O Box 179Ashburton
Or email:

Applications close Friday 10th March, 2017

New Zealand Residency is Required.

Machine Operator / Quality Controller

Date published: February 15, 2017

  • Permanent / Full Time:

We are seeking a person to join our energetic team as a Machine Operator / QC Controller.

If you have previous machinist experience and a great eye with strong attention to detail this position would suit you, however previous experience in the sock industry is not essential. Full training and ongoing support will be given for this role making it suitable for a school leaver or an individual looking for a change in career.

This position requires somebody physically fit with good attention to detail.

Key Tasks:
• Threading up of the machines and standard checks in preparation for production runs.
• Helping Hosiery Technicians with any tasks and cleaning of machinery.
• Checking production against specification sheets and sample to ensure quality of product is correct.
• Checking of raw materials prior to machine loading.
• Sign off on pre – production samples.
• Quality checking and reporting.

Please note, the position you are applying for is a shift based position where shifts can be changed from time to time. The flexibility of working a day shift or a night shift is necessary for the successful candidate.

Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV and references.
The New Zealand Sock Company
P O Box 179, Ashburton
Or email:

Applications close Friday 10th March, 2017

New Zealand Residency is Required.


Date published: February 15, 2017

Experienced trades person required for the manufacture of our products.

Ranging from trailer chassis, aluminium grain and gravel tipping bodies and steel tipping bodies. All drawings/plans are in Solid Works at computer stations throughout our work shops.

We require a high standard of workmanship in all our manufacturing.

Training would be given to the right person.

Welder Qualification Test Certificate required or able to obtain one.

All enquiries strictly confidential.

If you are a team player and can work unsupervised, please apply in writing with your CV to.
The Manager
Lusk Engineering Ltd
15 McNally Street, Ashburton 7700
or email

Healthcare Assistants

Date published: February 15, 2017

Part Time

  • Radius Millstream, Ashburton

Excellent opportunity to join a market leader and develop your career

Radius Care is proud to provide quality rest home and private hospital care.

Our focus on building positive working relationships and developing staff who enjoy working with the elderly enables us to provide warm and supportive facilities.

This fast paced, varied and people orientated role will see you providing a high standard of basic nursing care to residents under the supervision and support of a registered nurse.

A teaching/coaching culture is an integral part of the way that Radius Care operates. We encourage staff to participate in industry recognised training and provide comprehensive internal training.

This is your chance to join a well-respected aged care organisation and work with a friendly and knowledgeable team.

If you are caring, compassionate and hardworking we would love to hear from you!

To apply for this job go to:
and enter ref code: 3334415.

Applications close 10 March 2017

Sales Consultant

Date published: February 11, 2017

  • Full time, permanent

Are you looking for your next challenge?

Interested in working in a great industry within an award-winning group of businesses?

Enjoy working in a great team dealing with a wide variety of people?

Like to be rewarded for your success? Then we want to hear from you!

Ashburton Toyota is a family owned and operated business serving Mid Canterbury motorists with a one stop shop of full automotive services.

As part of the wider McDermid Group incorporating Blenheim, Rangiora, Kaiapoi and South Canterbury Toyota Dealerships, this rewarding role offers the chance to work with New Zealand’s most well-known vehicle brand, dealing with a variety of great people every day.

As a Sales Consultant, the successful applicant will be responsible for vehicle sales New and Used, along with uploading images to various websites but most importantly, exceptional service to our customers. General used vehicle knowledge would be an advantage but isn’t essential as full training
will be given. Being able to provide the best customer service, every time, every day is our motto.

If you’re ready for your next challenge and want to work with us then we’d like to hear from you!

Please send your cover letter and CV in confidence to:

Please see QJumpers listing for further description.

Listing #: Ref QJ28261

Applications close March 4, 2017.

Dairy Farm Position – Duntroon

Date published: February 11, 2017

500 cow farm with Rotary shed and pivots.

2-3 years experience required.

Accommodation available.

To start June 1, 2017.

Ph: 03 308 2699