Forestry Digger Operators


Employing over 1200 staff in 13 locations across New Zealand, C3 Limited is a market leader in New Zealand’s port related product and cargo handling, adding value to our client’s businesses by providing solutions to their transport and logistics needs.

Based in Tauranga we require skilled digger operators from the forestry industry who also have the flexibility to work out of port when required. 

This role primarily involves operating diggers in the hold on board log vessels to optimize the placement of logs in the hold. A forestry background with log grappling and log fleeting experience would be perfect for this role and full training will be provided to get you used to operating a digger on board a vessel.

You must be flexible and prepared to work a range of 12 hour shifts as this is a 24/7 environment and subject to shipping schedules. Permanent positions are available with a guaranteed minimum number of hours.

Essential requirements for this position are:

  • Experience in operating diggers in a forestry environment 
  • A minimum  full Class 1 licence with T endorsement
  • Experience in log handling using a log grapple
  • Good attention to detail
  • A strong focus on Health and Safety 
  • A dedicated team player

If you are a skilled Digger Operator who enjoys responsibility and is keen to progress your career then we would like to hear from you. C3 Limited offer competitive hourly rates for experienced operators and the opportunity to work in other ports with a guaranteed minimum number of hours each week.

You may be required to demonstrate your abilities in the form of a practical pre-employment assessment as part of the selection process.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol screen.

Applications close 21 August 2022.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 22170

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 August 2022

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