Expression of Interest – Multi-Skilled Manufacturing Operator

Central Gippsland Temporary / Casual / Contract

Rachael Newton, Recruitment Director of GBS Recruitment, works with employers and industry leaders across Gippsland and Melbourne’s South East to provide strategic and highly customised recruitment solutions for business across the private and public service sectors.Rachael believes that the best business outcomes are achieved by staff who are truly passionate about what they do. As such, her approach to recruiting staff, both within her business and on behalf of her clients, is strongly focused on hiring for organisational fit as well as technical competency. Her success in recruitment has resulted in the development of a substantial network of the region’s top talent.Rachael is an Associate Member of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association, which is the peak body for the employment industry. MRCSA is only secured after a minimum of seven years relevant, recent and ongoing private recruitment industry experience. Rachael also has extensive professional experience recruiting across the Gippsland Region. Having commenced her career in 2002 with GBS Recruitment, Rachael was trained by the founder of the business and it was at this time that she developed a passion for creating inspired relationships with clients, candidates and the Gippsland Community.In 2019 Rachael became an equal share partner of GBS Recruitment and she employs meticulous oversight of every aspect of GBS’s business, ensuring a positive client and candidate experience from first contact via our friendly reception staff, through to ensuring workplace safety and the payment of wages for our significant workforce. Rachael is known for her ability to tailor agile and cost-effective recruitment solutions for employers, delivering the truly customer focused experience that is synonymous with the GBS brand!Contact Rachael via: [email protected] or 0409 747 101

Recruiter :
Rachael Newton

Rachael Newton
  • 9-day Fortnight
  • Above Award Remuneration
  • Development opportunities available
About the Client
Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) was established over 30 years ago and has grown to become one of the largest hardwood timber mills and integrated manufacturers in Australia.  Located in Heyfield, ASH operates 6 on-site manufacturing lines from two sites including moulding, laminating, finger-jointing, deep splitting, set length docking and mass-timber production. Their range of timber species includes Victorian ash, Tasmanian Oak, American Oak, and Plantation Oak.
About the Role
We are inviting Expressions of Interest from diligent, self-motivated and team orientated individuals to join our client’s team of multi-skilled manufacturing operators.  Initially in this role you will undertake heavy, physically demanding, and repetitive manual handling tasks such as lifting, sliding, and carrying timber weighing up to 30 to 45kg.  Upon further training, you will also undertake machine operation - from simple to complex machine centres undertaking sophisticated operations and quality monitoring.  Applicants with trade or farming backgrounds, mechanical aptitude, and physical fitness will excel in this role. 
Essential qualifications, skills and attributes include: 
  • Machine Operation experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Forklift licence.
  • Fault-finding and problem-solving skills.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Ability to follow instructions and perform tasks in line with site work instructions and safe operating procedures.  
  • Ability to work in a fast -paced production environment.
  • A current driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle is essential as public transport is not available.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
  • A strong commitment to safety and a general understanding of workplace health and safety/OH&S practices
  • Ability to tolerate all weather conditions, loud conditions, vibrations, and airborne particles such as sawdust (PPE is provided).
ASH production staff work a 9-day fortnight and the hours of work vary depending on the worksite.  Day and Afternoon shift hours are available.
As a condition of employment, applicants need to successfully complete a variety of pre-employment checks, including an interview, skills testing, professional reference checks x 2, Functional Capacity Assessment, Drug and Alcohol testing, and prior work verification. 
How to Apply
Applicants must be physically fit and capable of undertaking the inherent requirements of the role.  To maintain the safety of workers onsite, ASH is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.  Random Drug and Alcohol testing of all employees and contractors is also regularly undertaken.    
All applications must be submitted via the GBS Recruitment website - (Ref No. 861353) and include a current resume and cover letter outlining your experience.  
For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact our office on 03 5174 2665 or email [email protected]

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