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Ashburton Needs Labourers!!!

Friday, May 20th, 2022

We are currently looking for hard working individuals who are available for a range of long term assignments with an immediate start. Often many of our roles don’t get to the point of being advertised as we fill the vacancies with existing candidates.

Assignments can vary from a few days to a few months. Assignments could include:
• General Labouring
• Factory Processing and Labouring
• Packing Products
• Working with Crops / Seeds
• General Farm Work

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:
• Be physically fit and be able to handle manual lifting duties.
• Be available at short notice for work
• Good communication skills
• Be able to work in a team environment but also individually
• The drive to learn and obtain new skills
• Having a drivers licence and your own reliable transport would place your application at an advantage.

To register your interest for this position, please apply online or send a cover letter and C.V. to:

Applicants for this position should have a NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Ministry of Justice and ACC checks apply. Applicants must also be drug free and willing to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

Personnel Placements specialises in temporary and permanent placements in a range of industries within the Mid Canterbury region, but more than that we look to place the right candidate with the right clients to increase your chance of long-term work.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Our Temuka based client requires a capable, experienced and mature minded Forklift Operator who is accurate and can work at pace. You will enjoy a busy day and be pleased to show us your skills!

You will possess the following:

  • Current F & OSH
  • Demonstrated Forklift experience, confident and competent working with fragile product
  • Able to work at pace and confident while doing so
  • You will understand and appreciate my client’s respect for Health and Safety.
  • A “can do” proactive work ethic, along with being reliable.
  • You must have a current licence and reliable transport.

This role is working only Mondays – Fridays, 6am – 4.30pm with no weekends. During the quiet period days of work  will be Monday to Thursday.

We are finding more and more that a good temporary worker is often considered for a full time role if you can prove yourself. It is important that the successful applicant is in a position to commence this role close to immediately.

All applicants must be conviction free, willing to complete a Ministry of Justice check and able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Double vaccination is mandatory with our client and you must be able to present proof of this.


Apply now for this role or get more information by contacting Lisa Forbes Recruitment Consultant, or call 027 366 0621

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Monday, April 11th, 2022

Our client, based in Temuka, South Canterbury, is seeking an experienced Store Person to lead a small team of skilled operators to assist with their drive towards manufacturing excellence.

  • Permanent – Full Time opportunity – 40 hours per week with occasional flexibility
  • Leading day to day warehousing and forklift operations
  • Diverse, collaborative, family centered and supportive working environment in Temuka.

About the Company:

Temuka based, our client is a leader within their chosen industry and has a large presence throughout NZ and Australia, with growth into Asia, employing over 6000 staff. Their success is attributable to world-class manufacturing standards and competencies, commercial pragmatism and a culture that has a passionate customer focus. We expect your mindset will be the same! They have a reputation for being innovative, customer focused and progressive. Working towards the development and improvement of quality, safety and environmental standards within their two NZ plants, this is a great opportunity to contribute to the company’s success whilst enhancing your career.

About the Role: Workings as part of the Operations team, this is a hands on supervisory role, paramount to the role is providing strong initiative and operational leadership to the wider site. Key responsibilities include: *Maintaining uncompromising health, safety and quality standards *Supervising and fostering a team environment where ‘get it done’ is paramount amongst all members *Owning all warehousing, inventory and forklift functions to a best practice standard

  • Support the Production Supervisor to ensure all inventory items are managed in line with 5S, FIFO and to a best practise standard.
  • Demonstration of understanding and commitment to continuous improvement. To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A forklift licence & OSH, must be experienced in all aspects of forklift operation
  • Proven experience leading a small autonomous team
  • Attention to detail and highly motivated
  • Proven knowledge of Health and Safety in a factory environment
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Adaptable initiative and be a quick adapter of necessary change
  • A sense of humour along with a ‘can do’ attitude that will support all team members
  • Must pass a pre-employment medical/drug/alcohol test
  • Candidates subject to Ministry of Justice and ACC Check

If you want to work for a great reputable company and take up this fantastic opportunity then look no further.

Applicants for this position must have a current LEGAL right to work in New Zealand. Please apply with your Cover letter, CV in WORD format to

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Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Personnel Placements specialise in temporary and permanent placements in a range of industries within the South Canterbury region, but more than that, we look to place the right candidates with the right client to increase your chances of long term work.

We are currently looking for hard working individuals who are available for a range of temporary / permanent assignments with immediate start.

The work will be in a range of industries such as:

  • Factory Labouring
  • Port work
  • Scaffold labouring
  • General Labouring
  • Process Operators
  • Osh and F Endorsed

In order to succeed in many of our assignments, you will have strong communication skills, and you will be physically fit and able to complete manual handling and heavy lifting duties. The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team is very important.

Successful applicants will need to:
-Pass a pre-employment drug test
-Have a commitment to Health & Safety in the workplace
-Be physically fit and able to do heavy, manual labouring

Whilst most of these roles are based in South Canterbury, it would be beneficial to have your own transport, and a current, clean licence.

To register your interest, please send your details through to stating your availability and the type of work you are looking for. YOU MUST BE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND

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

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Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Are you …

  • Drug free and able to pass a drug test?
  • Hard working and eager to learn?
  • Physically fit with good upper body strength?
  • Conscientious, punctual and respectful?
  • Able to work long hours, and away from home for periods of time?
  • No long term illnesses or injuries

Do you …

  • Have experience abrasive blasting or painting?
  • Have an old fashioned work ethic
  • Have a bit of work and life experience under your belt
  • Have your own reliable transport, preferably with a full Class 1 Licence, however those with an R licence may be considered.

We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is ready to make the move from a ‘job’ to a ‘career’, and along with that, the opportunity to gain trade related qualifications and earn really good money! The role is a longer term temporary role, however if after time you are demonstrating a good work ethic, it may become permanent

My client is looking for someone to join their team of Abrasive blasters/Painters. The successful candidate will be working across a number of industries, including working away from home from time to time (up to two weeks away) and regular maintenance on fishing boats.

This is a business with a great commitment to their staff. They are wanting an experienced person however willing to take someone under their wing and give them the training and guidance to make them a success in this role if you are the right person for them. Prove yourself as an asset to this team, and you will be rewarded very well.

Please submit your up to date CV and Cover letter to

All applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment drug testing and a Ministry of Justice Check. Those without a current legal right to work in New Zealand will not be considered.

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Plastics Process Technician –Night Shift

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
  • Leadership Opportunity
  • Overtime rates and allowances
  • Fantastic Team and Culture
  • Clean, safe and efficient environment

Are you experienced in organising and leading a team in a manufacturing environment? Do you have a certificate in Plastics Processing Moulding Level 3 or Equivalent? Do you have a good understanding of NZ Health and Safety standards and able to implement new procedures?

About the role

We are looking for a hands-on Process Technician who will be responsible for the Night Shift’s production of various plastic products in the Rotational Moulding Department. You will be organising the workload and leading the Night Shift Team to ensure Health and Safety is adhered to and to manage the quality of products and the environment. As part of this role, you will provide on-going support and training to ensure the team meets daily, weekly and monthly objectives by guiding them and promoting a productive, safe and efficient environment.

The Person

To be a star performer in this role, you’ll have strong production experience, a resilient approach to your work, plus whole lot of drive and energy! 

Required Experience and Knowledge

  • Previous leadership experience required
  • Rotational Moulding Experience desirable
  • Forklift Licence and Gantry Crane desirable
  • Understanding of Health & Safety practices of LOTO & JSEAs
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Competent with computer systems and proficient with MANGO

This position is Night Shift shift working Monday to Thursday from 4.00pm-4.00am with overtime rates and allowances. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading and stable company who are an industry leader in their field. For further information contact Jo Keig on (03)308 9675 or email your CV and Cover letter to

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

• Clean, safe and efficient environment
• Overtime rates and allowances
• Opportunity for personal development and to upskill

Do you have experience in the plastics industry or in a factory environment? Are you competent operating machinery and taking measurements?

Our client has been operating in Ashburton for over 40 years and is part of a large global group that manufacture high quality plastic products to clients nationally and worldwide. Due to the high demand of their quality product and continual market and company growth, they require Factory Machine Operators to work set shifts on days and nights.

Night shift hours are 11.00pm-7.15am Monday to Friday. You will be operating plastic extruder machines to manufacture PE and PVC pipe while completing quality checks to ensure specific standards are met. OSH forklift would be considered favourable and full training will be provided.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading and stable company and benefit from the opportunities offered by a global group.

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

For further information contact Jo Jamison on (03)308 9675 or email your application to