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Service Technician – Timaru based role

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

• Variety of outdoor work
• Vehicle plus phone
• Up to $30 per hr for the right skill set

Positions available in South Canterbury, Timaru based.

Do you enjoy working in the agricultural sector and being outdoors? Are you mechanically minded and enjoy fixing machinery? Do you have experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation Sector?

We are currently seeking a Service Technician for an Irrigation client with branches based in Ashburton and Timaru. Having been in the game of providing cost effective irrigation solutions for over a decade, they are a progressive company and a market leader in their industry.

This role is a permanent position for the right applicant and has plenty of room for growth within the company. You will be required to service pivot irrigators in the South Canterbury region which will include maintenance, repairs, servicing and fault finding. Ideally, the successful applicant will have previous experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation sector, but those who are mechanically minded, have some electrical knowledge and have a maintenance background should still apply.

You will be required to have:
• A proven service/maintenance, mechanical or engineering background
• Be able to work autonomously
• MIG and Stick welding skills
• Diagnostic and problem solving ability
• Pump knowledge or understanding
• High level of communication
• A full driver’s license

The hours are generally 7.30am start and can be 10 hour days during the peak season which is normally October through until February. During the main irrigation season there will also be rostered weekend work every third weekend and time and a half after 50 hours.

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

If you are looking for a change and want to be part of a successful and growing company then please send your CV and cover letter to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz

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RECEPTION/XERO PROCESSING PART TIME CONTRACT

Monday, March 16th, 2020

My client is seeking a well presented front person to be the welcoming face of the Community House Hub. They are seeking a Xero experienced candidate, who has strong admin skills – even better if you enjoy accounts! You will be comfortable being the welcoming face of the Hub and will enjoy meeting and assisting people from all walks of life, as well as supporting those within the Hub.

You will be confident in your offering and a strong team player. Attention to detail is important as well as a willingness to help out wherever needed.

Duties include:

  • Greeting clients
  • Mail
  • Answering the phone
  • Debtors/Creditors payments
  • Coding
  • Scanning
  • Filing

This is a long term temporary role that will see you through until Christmas. We need you to be prepared to commit to this length of time so as to fully support our client. NZ work experience and a current legal right to work in the country is a requirement.

An MoJ check will apply.

Please attach a Cover Letter and CV in WORD format and send to jo@personnelplacments.co.nz

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

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C2 Driver – Part time Nightshift role

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Enjoy working in a small team environment.

• Emptying Rubbish Bins
• Blowing out the streets
• Making deliveries
• Some Labouring
• Dealing with Customers

This is a temp to perm role for a fit, conscientious person who would like to earn extra cash and enjoy the rest of the day! This role could suit a Mum or Dad wanting to work at night, or alternatively a person close to retirement who would like to keep their hand in the workforce.

You must have a good work ethic, have a good level of fitness and be happy to work unsupervised.

To register your interest send a Cover letter and C.V. to: aymee@personnelplacements.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. MoJ checks apply and you must be drug and alcohol free.

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INTERMEDIATE/SENIOR BAS ACCOUNTANT – CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN TIMARU

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Our client is a long established and respected Timaru accounting firm with a stellar reputation who has offered full accounting services and advisory to South Canterbury business both large and small, for many years.    They pride themselves on their ability to partner with their clients and give them the financial advice, support and vision that they need to succeed.

Due to continued growth they are on the lookout for a New Zealand experienced Chartered Accountant who is able to complete a range of general processing work for their valued clients.  Applicants will need to be a NZ qualified CA or very close to completing  this qualification. You will most likely currently be working in a CA environment, and have an affinity for and understanding of this work. You will enjoy liasing with your strong business portfolio. This would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who has a passion for accounting and wishes to advance their career in a team environment with a great culture.. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business advisory and related solutions
  • GST preparation & filing
  • Payroll processing
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Income tax return preparation

Applications are invited from individuals who thrive in a deadline driven environment, who have great time management skills and who enjoy working with a range of people, businesses and cultures.  Experience using Xero, Cash Manager, MYOB and other Financial Accounting Software would be an advantage.  Our client is offering WELL ABOVE MARKET RATES to the successful candidate.

You must currently be legally able to work in New Zealand permanently on an ongoing basis and you must have New Zealand experience in accounting.  Any applicants who do not fit this criteria will not be considered. 

To register your interest in this position, please email your CV to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz with a Cover Letter.

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EXPERIENCED RURAL ACCOUNTANT

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

MARTIN WAKEFIELD is a Timaru, South Canterbury accounting firm with a stellar reputation and has been offering full accounting services and advisory to South Canterbury farmers for many years.    They pride themselves on their ability to partner with their clients and give them the financial advice, support and vision that they need to succeed.

Due to continued growth they are on the lookout for an experienced Farm Accountant who is able to complete a range of general processing work for their rural clients.  Applicants will either have a background in a Chartered Accountancy office, or will have processed accounts to Accountant level in a commercial business environment that is rurally based.   You will have an affinity and understanding for this lifestyle and will enjoy liasing with your strong farming portfolio. This would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who has a passion for farming or horticulture and wishes to continue and advance their career in this branch of accounting. Ongoing study assistance may be on offer for the right applicant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Farm advisory and business solutions
  • GST preparation & filing
  • Payroll processing
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Income tax return preparation

Timaru is a picturesque town close to lakes, mountains and various alpine sports.  It provides high quality economical housing and a relaxed way of life, along with quality education for your family.  Free up your assets and move to Timaru for an amazing lifestyle and abundant opportunity.

Applications are invited from individuals who thrive in a deadline driven environment, who have great time management skills and who enjoy working with a range of people, businesses and cultures.  Experience using Xero, Cash Manager, MYOB and other Financial Accounting Software would be an advantage.  Attractive compensation is available to the successful candidate.

You may be an expat wanting to return home, however you must currently be legally able to work in New Zealand permanently on an ongoing basis and you must have experience in FARM accounting.  Any applicants who do not fit this criteria will not be considered. 

To register your interest in this position, please email your CV to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz with a Cover Letter.

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EXPERIENCED CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT BASED IN TIMARU, SOUTH CANTERBURY

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Our client is a long established and respected Timaru accounting firm with a stellar reputation who has offered full accounting services and advisory to South Canterbury business both large and small, for many years.    They pride themselves on their ability to partner with their clients and give them the financial advice, support and vision that they need to succeed.

Due to continued growth they are on the lookout for a New Zealand experienced Chartered Accountant who is able to complete a range of general processing work for their valued clients.  Applicants will need to be a NZ qualified CA with 2+ years PQE min. You will have processed accounts to Accountant level in a commercial business environment and have an affinity and understanding for this work. You will enjoy liasing with your strong business portfolio. This would be an ideal opportunity for an individual who has a passion for accounting and wishes to advance their career in a team environment with a great culture.. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business advisory and related solutions
  • GST preparation & filing
  • Payroll processing
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Income tax return preparation

Applications are invited from individuals who thrive in a deadline driven environment, who have great time management skills and who enjoy working with a range of people, businesses and cultures.  Experience using Xero, Cash Manager, MYOB and other Financial Accounting Software would be an advantage.  Attractive compensation is available to the successful candidate.

You must currently be legally able to work in New Zealand permanently on an ongoing basis and you must have New Zealand experience in accounting.  Any applicants who do not fit this criteria will not be considered. 

To register your interest in this position, please email your CV to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz with a Cover Letter. 

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New Car Sales Branch Support Person

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

A central Timaru family run business is looking at employing a sales support person with ethics and morals. All going well you will eventually train as a 2IC within the organisation. You will thrive being part of a close-knit team and will not mind working under pressure during busy times. You will need to be proactive and think on your feet in this role so common sense and forward thinking is a must.

You should also possess the following attributes:

  • Ability to think outside the square and use initiative
  • Excellent organisational ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence networking and establishing new relationships
  • A current, clean, full NZ Driver’s Licence


We feel that our ideal person might currently be working in a retail or similar environment and would have had a reasonable amount of experience. You must have an interest in cars and enjoy working with figures at the same time, as you will eventually be expected to learn about finance.

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

All applicants must have a current legal right to work within NZ. You will be conviction and drug/alcohol free. No applications will be accepted without a Cover Letter. All applications will be treated in confidence. Please apply with a Cover Letter and CV in WORD format to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz.

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DO YOU HAVE F, OSH, WTR TOO ….

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Due to a high number of temporary and permanent roles, we are seeking hardworking, reliable Forklift and/or WTR operators who are willing to support with labour when necessary.

You will possess the following:

• Current F & Osh Endorsement and/or WTR
• Good experience operating a Forklift
• Outstanding work ethic

• You will be fit and strong and able to follow instructions

• Ability to be part of a hardworking, tight knit team


This is a dusty environment, therefore would not suit those with allergies. PPE gear is provided.

To register your interest, please send your details through to aymee@personnelplacements.co.nz

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ACCOUNTS TO TRIAL BALANCE ??????

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

We are seeking Xero and MYOB experienced candidates, experienced in accounts at least to Trial Balance who is able to come in and keep our clients “ships steady!”

You will be confident in your offering and a real team player. You will enjoy spread-sheeting and possess attention to detail.

You must have NZ accounting experience and a current legal right to work in the country.

Attractive rates are offered, dependent on experience.

A Ministry of Justice check will apply.

Please attach a Cover Letter and CV in WORD format and send to jo@personnelplacments.co.nz

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RETAIL ASSISTANT – HOME FURNISHINGS

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Our client is a well known home furnishings franchise, who supplies quality floor coverings to the wider South Canterbury market.

They are seeking a well presented, motivated individual to take responsbility for their retail space. Working with a fast paced, motivated team you will:

  • Sell to the public
  • Take enquiries for the mobile sales people
  • Organise appointments for Contractors
  • Take responsibility for social media and website updates

Strengths and Attributes required:

Friendly, yet professional
Diligent, hardworking and flexible
Competent mathematical ability and use of a calculator
Attention to detail
Excellent computer skills
Social media savvy

This role is open to any age group, including mature school leavers.

You will work Monday to Friday with some Saturdays included, and have your own reliable transport.

Please apply with a Cover letter and up to date CV in WORD to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz. Those applications without a current, legal right to work in New Zealand will not be considered.

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FACTORY PROCESS OPERATORS WITH FOOD EXPERIENCE

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Our client is seeking good process operators who are invested in their work. Some of our temporary roles will often result in permanent employment if you can illustrate an outstanding work ethic and commitment to the role.

  • Shift work – 4 on and 4 off – your 4 on will consist of 2 x 12 hour day shifts and 2 x 12 hour night shifts
  • Touch screen plant operation
  • Being a consumable product environment, hygiene and Health and Safety is of the utmost importance. You will be a team player and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the businesses that we work with.
  • Varied work duties will mean that you won’t get bored!

You should possess the following criteria:

  • At least Level 2 NCEA or equivalent work experience
  • Confident on computers and at least a basic understanding of WORD and EXCEL
  • An awareness of and commitment to, Health and Safety
  • You won’t mind heights and you will be physically fit, easily able to handle 25kg bags from time to time.
  • You will be a mature team player who enjoys your workmates and being part of a high functioning, hard working group.
  • An F or OSH qualification is preferred but not necessary if you are the right person.
  • You won’t mind shift-work
  • You will have your own reliable transport and a current, clean licence.

More than anything you will have a “can do” work ethic and will be proud of your work.

All applicants will be drug free and willing to undergo ACC and Ministry of Justice checks.

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

Please apply with a Covering Letter and up to date CV in WORD format to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz. Those without a Covering Letter will not be considered.

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CANDIDATE MANAGER / ADMIN ASSISTANT (Temp/Contract)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Have you had an exposure to HR or recruitment, and possess good administration skills with a knowledge of business and how it works, or you might be a people watcher with excellent writing skills!

We are seeking the right calibre of person to join our high performing team on a temporary basis. At this stage, we are not sure how long the contract will run – that will depend on what you can bring to the table.

You will be supporting the branch with general administration, lots of candidate contact, and possibly interviewing for the right person. 

Confident, literate and capable of performing under pressure, you will enjoy multi tasking and be organised enough to make sure that your work will be straight forward and that records are kept current and correct.

About this role:

This exciting and challenging temporary opportunity will require you to think on your feet and support the Consultants in their day to day activities.

Key Attributes
• A competent and confident administrator with an up to date knowledge of software and technology
• Be commercially aware with excellent business acumen, able to converse with both industrial and commercial candidates.
• Strong spelling and grammar with advanced writing skills
• Accomodating with a sense of integrity
• Enjoy meeting people and understanding what drives them
• Be independent and resilient

Personnel Placements Ltd is a long established local employment specialist, providing our expertise to both Mid and South Canterbury since 1999. Our success is driven by the core values we hold – People, Honesty, Professionalism, Integrity and Fun. 

We are now seeking a temporary Candidate Manager/Admin Assistant who wants to contribute to the future success of our branch, brand and the Timaru district by joining our thriving and successful team. This might be a fabulous opportunity for a suitably experienced person who would like to get a foot in the door in the HR/Recruitment arena. We will be considering previous applicants for this role – do not reapply if this refers to you.

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

Please apply with an up to date CV in WORD, along with a Cover Letter to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz. You must have a current, legal right to work in New Zealand. We cannot sponsor candidates requiring VISAs.

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SELDOM AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY – REFINERY OPERATOR

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Our Client is an employer of choice who are leaders in the food manufacturing field. Their products are in high demand both nationally and internationally.

We are seeking a very high calibre applicant who wishes to enjoy a career and earn good money. This is initially a temporary role, however there is a high likelihood of the role going permanent for the successful candidate.

More about the role:

  • Located close to the CBD however you must have your own reliable transport and a clean Drivers Licence.
  • Fun, yet hardworking team.
  • Shift work – 4 on and 4 off. Your 4 on will consist of 2 x 12 hour day shifts and 2 x 12 hour night shifts, followed by 4 days off. The successful applicant may be required to work Monday – Friday to begin with.
  • Touch screen plant operation, therefore must be computer savvy.
  • Being a consumable production environment, hygiene and Health and Safety are of the utmost importance.
  • Excellent hourly rate to start.

You should possess the following criteria:

  • At least Level 2 NCEA or equivalent work experience in a similar environment
  • Capable and confident on computers and technology in general.
  • An awareness, and commitment to Health and Safety.
  • You won’t mind heights and you will be physically fit, easily able to handle 25kg bags from time to time.
  • You will be a mature, committed team player who enjoys your workmates and being part of a high functioning, hardworking group.
  • An F or OSH qualification is preferred but not necessary if you are the right person.
  • You won’t mind shift-work and will be committed to longevity in a role.

The person who is successful will have a proven “can do” work ethic and be proactive in his or her role. You will be an individual who has initiative, knows when to ask questions and be prepared to work hard. This is a rewarding role within a very busy, but rewarding environment, with an excellent team. There aren’t many roles in Timaru that compare to this one!

All applicants will be drug free and willing to undergo ACC and Ministry of Justice checks.

You will have NZ residency or a current NZ Open Work Visa and a good command of spoken and written english.

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

All applications must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, along with your CV in WORD format to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz . Applications will NOT be accepted from those without a current legal right to work in NZ.

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ARE YOU A FORKLIFT OPERATOR WITH EXPERIENCE?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

We need experienced Forklift Operators who are also willing to participate in some manual labour when required. It’s handy if you don’t have allergies and are happy working in dust and with fertilisers, or you might have experience operating a forklift when working with fragile articles or timber and steel.

You will possess the following:

• Current F & OSH Endorsement or have significant experience 
• Experience operating a Forklift
• Outstanding work ethic
• Ability to be part of a hardworking, tight knit team
• Reliable transport

We have clients with some great roles who are seeking competent people – work is available right now. We are finding more and more that a good temporary worker is often considered for a full time role if you can prove yourself.

All applicants must be willing to complete a Ministry of Justice check and able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
YOU MUST BE LEGALLY ABLE TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND ON A LONG TERM BASIS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

Please send your cover letter and CV in word format to aymee@personnelplacements.co.nz .

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Abrasive Blaster and/or Industrial Painter

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

A full time long term contract opportunity has arisen in Timaru for an experienced Industrial Painter and/or Abrasive Blaster to join a small dedicated team working in a highly specialised area of the industry. This opportunity is likely to evolve into a permanent role for the right person.

The team that you will be working with are close knit and passionate about their trade. You will be fortunate enough to work for employers who support, develop and reward their staff. This is a position for someone who wants to be acknowledged for their outstanding work ethic and paid for their loyalty and expertise.

If you are an Abrasive Blaster you will:

  • Have sound knowledge of Equipment – Blast Pots, Hoses and Compressors
  • Be familiar with specified blasting standards
  • Be able to prepare and blast intricate components as well as industrial steel


As an Industrial Painter you will:

  • Have experience with all types of industrial primers, intermediate coats and finish coating
  • Be experienced with conventional spray and airless systems
  • Be able to understand painting specifications and complete QA documentation


You are likely to be working long hours each day, so you must be fit and ready to go!

Regardless of your area of experience, all applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, as well as willing to complete a Ministry of Justice report and ACC check.

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

To apply for this position, please send your CV jo@personnelplacements.co.nz

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TRAINEE ABRASIVE BLASTER

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

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 occasional periods of time?
  • No long term illnesses or injuries

Do you …

  • 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 family business with a great commitment to their staff. They are willing to take someone under their wing and give them the training and guidance to make them a success in this role. Prove yourself as an asset to this team, and you will be rewarded very well. 

All applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment drug testing and a Ministry of Justice Check.

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

If you have the attitude and aptitude, please send your CV and a Covering Letter (both in WORD) to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz

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Temporary Port Work

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

We have a number of clients who require temporary port workers across different disciplines – wharf work, lashing and hatch.

You will need to be happy working 12 hour shifts, be available at short notice, have flexibility in your attitude and most of all be reliable!

Transport to and from the Port location won’t be an issue for you and you will be drug and alcohol free. 

This role may suit business owners or independant contractors wishing to add to their existing income.

MoJ checks will apply.

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to Aymee Ewart – aymee@personnelplacements.co.nz