Port Work Opportunities

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

Our Timaru branch has opportunities available for entry level roles and semi-skilled Stevedore roles, where experience is preferable. Both roles are to join our casual pool of port workers. 

Entry level roles working as On Board Lashers give you a chance to get a “foot in the door” towards a career on the port. Full training is provided, so no experience is necessary, however we do require people who are keen and motivated to learn. You  need to be physically fit as some of the duties involve handling “lashing bars” that can weigh up to 25kgs. You could be working on the wharf or working on board vessels to load and secure containers. 

Semi Skilled roles as casual Hatchmen are also available. Hatchmen work on the vessel and direct the crane driver in the loading or discharging of cargo. Hatchmen have to be strong communicators, (both verbal and via hand signals) and need to be very aware of their surrondings as well as having a strong Health & Safety focus.

These opportunities could be a step into a new career at the port, which is an essential service for NZ trade.  As vessels can arrive at any time of the day or night flexibility to work a variety of shifts over a 24/7 week is a requirement. Working outside in all weathers is also part of both roles, so you need to be comfortable in an outdoor environment.

Career progression into supervisory and skilled roles such as Foreman and Crane Driver are some of the opportunities available to transition from a job into a career. If you are looking for a new career or tired of the warehouse/factory style environment this could be the start of something big for you.

To be considered for this opportunity with C3 you will need to:

  • Have flexibility to work hours over a 24/7 working week
  • Be a strong team player
  • Act in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Pass a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol test
  • Be able to work at heights
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be committed to a safe work environment
  • Be legally entitled to work in NZ with a valid work visa, residency or citizen status

C3 offer competitive hourly rates and career progression opportunities. To apply for these opportunities please visit our careers page and attach an up to date copy of your CV. 

C3 supports the Government vaccination programme to help protect us all against Covid-19. Along with our pre-employment background checks, drug, alcohol and fitness for work checks, applicants will be expected to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as part of our recruitment process.

Applications close 09 December 2021

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Job no: Cas1231

Location: Timaru

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021

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