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Finding a good job is central to finding a new lifestyle in Taranaki, so we’ve pulled together all the jobs currently on offer in Taranaki to help you make the move.

Cheese Manufacturing Operators - Eltham

Full Time | Transport & Logistics | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

- Make NZ’s most iconic cheeses - Family environment Due to recent growth and investment in one of New Zealand’s oldest cheese making plants we need you to work on the factory floor making artisan cheese on a grand scale, setting up and operating production machinery, and performing quality checks to ensure that production meets world class standards. Supported by a great team of people who take pride in what they do you'll get satisfaction from being part of a team who make high-quality cheese products that are enjoyed nationally and internationally. You will feel proud to see the products you make in your local supermarket. You're reliable, have great energy levels and a demonstrated ability to get on with the task at hand. You're looking for a role that will allow you to learn a business from the 'ground up' and you're prepared to work hard and prove yourself. Because you want a career, rather than just a 'job' - we're sure you'll find what you're looking for with us. You will have the chance to utilise your knowledge of product safety & hygiene, mechanical aptitude and hands on approach in a safe and supportive environment. The plant operates 7 days a week and all roles will operate on a day shift. Most of the roles will work on a 4 x 4 roster with a few positions required to work Monday to Friday, so you will be able to plan for your time off. With your strong communication, problem solving skills and initiative you will thrive as part of our high performing team. This position involves manual handling and lifting (sometimes in cold conditions and up to 25kg blocks of cheese) so being physically fit is a must. Previous experience in food manufacturing environments would be advantageous. For the right kind of person, these roles can lead to a challenging and rewarding career - so we'll provide the ongoing training and support - you bring your motivation and willingness to learn. To apply for this role you’ll need to be an NZ resident or have a valid NZ working visa. Our recruitment process will include attendance at an interview, pre-employment checks (drug & medical, visa, reference checks and a police check). Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Sealing Foreman

Full Time | Construction & Roading | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Downer’s surfacing division is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work. A role has become available in our Taranaki team for a proactive, energetic, passionate and hardworking individual. Your days will be busy leading the crew doing reseals and first coats. This ‘hands on’ role will require you to provide leadership by planning, providing direction and controlling activities whilst working alongside the team in the field. You will be expected to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers and that all Zero Harm and production targets are met. Successful candidates will have: • Previous experience in renewal chipsealing in a Foreperson / Supervisor capacity (preferable but not required) • Knowledge of and experienced in road construction/chipsealing specifications and procedures • Team leadership skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team • Strong safety focus • A flexible work approach, as no two days are the same • High standard of workmanship and quality focus • Excellent communication skills In return we offer: • Stable working environment • Full time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid overtime and other benefits • A real focus on a safe working environment including personal protective equipment’s being provided • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career • A fun, welcoming team working in a positive atmosphere • Opportunity to grow and enhance your career! If you want to be part of an enthusiastic team delivering excellence then Downer is the place to be. This could also be an opportunity for a current team member to take their next step in their career and move into a leadership role. APPLY NOW by visiting and entering 555017 position into the keyword search. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Community Connector

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | South Taranaki District

S.T.A.R.T. Community Connector START Taranaki is a community-based NGO delivering a Supervision with Activity (SwA) programme on contract with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and The Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki (OT). SwA is a youth Justice Order at the top level of Youth Court Sentencing handed down to high level and recidivist youth offenders. START Taranaki was founded by CEO Neville Phillips and was incorporated as a charitable trust in late 2003. As such, START Taranaki has 16 years’ experience working with young men with offending behaviours. In 2016 S.T.A.R.T. launched a regional Early intervention programme for young males from Taranaki aged 14-17 at risk of offending or repeat offending called S.T.A.R.T. Early. The programme is aimed at steering young people away from repeat offending and the high end Youth Justice Orders like Supervision with Activity and Supervision with Residence by providing meaningful and long-term in-community intervention for young people and their whanau. Additionally, the 'START Early' programme positively contributes to safer more inclusive communities in Taranaki through a fresh, socially-responsible and socially-just approach. The Community Connector Role In this role you will report directly to the Lead Advocate and Programme Manager who will aid in giving direction toward fostering healthy community attachments through the one-to-one support and team support you will provide to young people on the START Early Programme. Key Duties: • In the first instance, ensuring young people have health related community connections sorted; GP; Dentist; Sexual health checks; Counselling and other services that may be of important to their needs • Aiding young people with basic life skills like budgeting, drivers licencing, employment and social support services Beyond this: Discovering young people’s aspirations; Uncovering their skills and interest; Identifying with the young person what they can do for themselves and where external support or assistance may help; Connecting and mobilising people Helping them take ideas forward into action Identify local informal groups, clubs and associations and build relationships, encouraging collaboration between these groups/clubs and young people •Ensure monitoring and reporting requirements are maintained. •Be committed to safety and wellbeing Qualities and Attributes Flexible, adaptable and a good listener. Team player with an open and honest manner and ability to build on effective relationships with a wide range of individuals. Comfortable with both encouraging and challenging community leaders and professionals. Ability to ‘step back’ and allow young people to do it for themselves. Motivational and empowering in approach. Political awareness and an ability to influence, challenge and support Believes everyone has something essential to contribute to community building efforts, regardless of their past experience, or the labels others have placed on them. Responsive: Provide the right support, in the right way, at the right time. Caring: Be thoughtful and considerate in your dealings with others. Trustworthy: You keep your promises. Smart: You are a lean thinker and keep up to date with tools that contributes to the team’s ongoing success. Connected: Approachable, accessible, establishes good relationships and builds wide networks ensuring the service can effectively support people to sustain their health and wellbeing. Passionate: Love what you do and passionate about making a difference. Respectful: Understand that everyone is on a journey and may require support in different ways Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Heavy Plant Mechanic

Full Time | Transport & Logistics | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Owned by the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki Ltd is strategically important to the economic development of the Taranaki region. The Port Taranaki team pride themselves on delivering excellent service and ensuring a job well done. Port Taranaki is seeking an experienced Heavy Plant Mechanic to join our team. Reporting to the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor you will work alongside the Maintenance team to undertake all aspects of preventive and corrective maintenance of mechanical plant and equipment, vehicles and floating plant. You will be required to participate in a callout roster. You will assist the team with cost control, procurement, and record management so ideally you will feel comfortable using technology and systems to support your activities. Familiarity with Health & Safety at Work Act and associated industry regulations is desirable. A successful candidate will have; Relevant apprenticeship and Trade Certificate preferred Demonstrated experience in machining, welding, hydraulics and pneumatics Experience working at heights and in confined spaces Excellent communication skills A positive and pro-active approach toward teamwork Desirable but not essential would be A Class 2 licence Forklift qualifications, including F endorsement A NZ work permit and full NZ Driver's license is essential. If you are a highly experienced professional who can meet the above key selection criteria and you are motivated to contribute to the overall success of Port Taranaki, then apply online now. Applications must include a CV, cover letter and application for employment form. Applications for this position close 5pm, Sunday 1st December. For a copy of the Job Description visit Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Poultry Farm Workers

Full Time | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Training provided Opportunities for future career growth Join a company you can be proud to be a part of Aviagen is the world's leading supplier of quality broiler breeding stock. Aviagen New Zealand Limited is an important part of this global organisation which has been built on generations of knowledge, expertise and passion. We are proud of our product and the way in which we deliver it. Our business is ever expanding, offering opportunities and supporting you to begin and build a successful career We are looking for an enthusiastic person, who is physically fit and able to perform manual laboring tasks, with a proven record of being reliable, hardworking and willing to go that extra mile, to join our team within our Poultry Breeder Farms located in Urenui and Motonui. This position will involve working in controlled environment livestock shed to carryout general labouring and livestock handling associated with housing and rearing poultry; with a strict adherence to Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Health and Safety standards. You need to: Be prepared to work on weekends and public holidays when rostered (Overtime rates will apply to all hours worked above 40 hours, plus weekends) Be willing to participate in an intensive 6 month training programme Display an affinity for quality and pride for a job well done Have tolerance to all aspects of the poultry livestock industry Have no contact outside work with Birds (of any type), pigs or intensive livestock operations Be comfortable to shower on and off site before commencing work Be able to supply own transport and licence Shortlisted applicants will be reference checked and required to successfully pass a pre-employment medical, this will include drug and alcohol testing and require ACC history to be supplied. An intensive 6 month training programme,will see your skills and knowledge of Hatchery operations develop to the extent where you will be a well valued and capable team member. With a starting wage rate of $20.55, following development beyond initial skill level living wage rates are met with further growth in wage rate available as you develop within the business. If you want to be part of a great team and build a career with a world leader then apply online at Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Applications close 09 December 2019

Defects Manager

Full Time | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

New Plymouth Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to enhance your career? We are looking for a defects manager to support our electricity team by managing delivery of smaller defects projects with an understanding of electricity network risks and drive for improvement on works management processes. Main accountabilities include completion of works on time and to budget, reporting on works - both financial and physical progress, and ensuring all required documentation is provided at completion of each project. Applicants who have management/team leader experience, or leadership ambitions, should also apply. The final team make-up will be based upon the skill sets recruited. You will be required to: drive excellent health and safety outcomes have a minimum five-to-ten years knowledge and experience with electrical distribution networks with regards to network maintenance, operation, construction and/or design formulate the scopes of work and manage external service providers to deliver high quality outcomes on time have a strong commercial/financial acumen excellent project management skills with a reputation for on time, on budget delivery in a professional services environment provide good attention to detail and a professional attitude. You will have: in-depth knowledge of electricity industry legislative requirements excellent communication, report writing and documentation skills great relationship building skills with the ability to interact at various levels across the organisation and with external customers/contractors strong planning and organising skills proficient with MS Word, Excel and MS Project effective time management skills. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Maintenance Delivery Manager

Full Time | Manufacturing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Here at Powerco, we're busy keeping the lights on and gas flowing to more than 430,000 homes, businesses and organisations across the North Island. If you're an experienced programme manager or resource planner looking for a new challenge, it's time to join the fast-paced, exciting company that powers NZ's longest electricity network. A lot goes into keeping the widespread network of Powerco customers switched on. A large part of this is ensuring the maintenance of our network is to the highest standard and to do this we need switched on people. Right now, we're after one such person to join our high-performing Electricity Operations team. Based in New Plymouth, this is an opportunity to put your skills to work for a large and successful company in one of the most liveable regions in the world - sound good? About the role You'll ensure the high quality and compliant delivery of Powerco's annual electricity asset maintenance programmes and ensure feedback is provided from maintenance outcomes to Powerco stakeholders. You will also oversee delivery of maintenance activities with a focus on compliance with Powerco standards and driving improvements in maintenance practices, while minimising customer outages. Let's talk about you You've likely got a bachelor's degree under your belt and have spent a good few years honing those delivery skills. You should also have some experience from right inside our industry, and be familiar with network maintenance, operating, construction or design. What we're really after is a doer. If you're proactive, an expert multitasker and thrive when challenged, you'll be a good fit. You'll be known for your superior organisation skills, and are a stickler for detail. Working with multiple stakeholders across the electricity business, your excellent leadership and communication skills will be put to use, as you liaise effectively with people across all levels of the Powerco team. Life is good here at Powerco You'll join a fun, tight-knit group of dedicated, passionate people and play a key role in a company that's a major contributor to the Taranaki community. In addition to competitive salary offerings, generous leave allocations and health and wellness packages, you'll get the opportunity to join the fold at a company that really invests in the development of its people. We value our staff to help us to be our best, and that starts with getting you to yours. If you're after a new challenge with a company that's here to stay, get in touch - it's time you joined us at Powerco. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Registered Nurse - Rhapsody

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Full Time Registered Nurse required at Ultimate Care Rhapsody At the Ultimate Care Group We Promise to Care. We are privileged to provide our Residents and their families with the care they need. We pride ourselves in creating a high quality of life and providing a sense of home and family for our residents and staff. Our excellent people in this amazing location provide exceptional care. This is a significant position supporting our Facility staff. You will be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with prior experience in the delivery of care services (in particular - aged care). In this hugely rewarding role, you will experience a wide variety of clinical challenges. You will get to interact with a large diverse team consisting of Nursing staff, families, allied health professionals and also get to develop long term relationships with our Residents. Being a Registered Nurse in our facilities is more than just a job. We focus on a Resident first care approach whilst working with this vulnerable part of our population. Our residents need your help in addition to your clinical care and support. At the Ultimate Care Group we understand that we are providing a home for our residents and we are absolutely focused upon the provision of exceptional care. Join our team of excellent people and apply today. Visit our website at You can make a huge difference. #wepromisetocare Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Drill Operator - New Plymouth

Full Time | Construction & Roading | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We Discover. We Deliver. We Care. We have an exciting opportunity for a Drill Operator to join our experienced Horizontal Directional Drilling Team based in New Plymouth. This challenging and diverse role provides support and assistance to our highly experienced Drill Operators & operation of Vermeer directional drills while we carry out installations, repairs and maintenance according to contract specifications. You'll be working alongside our experienced team gaining knowledge and hands on experience from some of the very best! Skills & Experience To be successful in this role you must have experience in directional drill operation or in a similar position. Skilled plant operator of various mechanical equipment is vital for this role. Being skilled at locating will be an advantage. Ideally you will have a passion for machinery, be a good communicator and be willing to muck in and get your hands dirty! Class 1 & 2 Full Manual Drivers Licence W,T,R Licence Reliability and a passion for providing excellent service Ability to work in a team environment Friendly work environment Benefits & Culture With Citycare, you'll be able to make the most of ongoing trades-based training as well as training in other areas like computer skills, first aid, TC & STMS. People love working at Citycare because we know that people are our greatest resource! If you are looking for more than just a job and you are keen to start your career and earn while you learn as a Drill Operator/Locator with Citycare then please apply below. Find out why people love working at Citycare here: All successful applicants will need to pass the following:- A pre-employment medical Drug screening test Reference checks Have the right to work in NZ Questions? Contact Tony Ewens (Branch Manager) on 027 200 4515. Applications close 6th December 2019. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Digital Communications Advisor

Contract | Marketing, Media, Creative & Comms | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Digital Communications Advisor • Tell great stories and make a real impact • Join a dynamic organisation and passionate team • Make a great region look even better • Exciting fixed-term opportunity Use your passion for marketing, digital and design to drive Taranaki’s brand locally, nationally and internationally as Venture Taranaki’s Digital Communications Advisor. Full-time fixed term for an initial six-month period to cover parental leave. You’ll be crafting, implementing and delivering marketing, communication, and content plans and strategies to help Venture Taranaki deliver its diverse range of products, projects and services. No two days will be the same! About us Venture Taranaki is a small high-performing team acknowledged as making a significant difference to the region through what we do and how we do it. We deliver varied and interesting projects and services, and encourage ongoing innovation and improvement, with a strong focus on engagement and workplace culture. Working here you’ll make a meaningful contribution to the region on a daily basis. The role Sitting within the communications and marketing team, the Digital Communications Advisor is responsible for delivering proactive marketing and communications activities across a variety of channels and formats, with a strong nod towards maintaining and growing VT’s social media netowrks and comprehensive website. You’ll have the chance to create content and campaigns across varied formats and channels, assist in the development, provision and monitoring of print and electronic communications and marketing material, and creatively contribute to idea generation and strategy development across all aspects of VT’s business. Ideally, you’ll have... • A passion for digital and social media, connecting with audiences, tell compelling stories, and driving positive action • The digital skills to back this up, including strong familiarity with Google Analytics, CMS management and SEO • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an eye for a good story • A sound knowledge of communication and engagement tools, techniques and channels • The ability to think creatively, solve problems quickly and work well under pressure • A finger on the pulse of our region and what’s happening • At least 3 years’ experience within similar marketing roles Apply now for this great opportunity to help make Taranaki an even better place to live, work, invest, visit and play! Applications are due by 3.00pm Friday 29 November. To view the position description click here: Send your applications to:

Civil Project Management -X4DM

Full Time | Construction - Other | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Are you an experienced Civil Project Manager? Are you looking for a new position in the sunny Taranaki? If so this may be the next position for you. About the company: This company has a great reputation in the industry not only in Taranaki but the wider North Island. They specialise in residential construction, commercial, industrial, pre-cast concrete and civil works – just to name a few. The diversity of projects they work on keeps their employees excited and continuously learning new skills. They undertake projects ranging from small to large maintenance projects through to $20+ million projects. About the role: This role is for a Civil Project Manager who will be responsible and confident in business development, securing new work, tendering, negotiating and the management of assigned projects and project teams resourcing ensuring programmes are met. You will have an ability to run projects of varying sizes. What you need to apply: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in civil works Experience running or coordinating general civil projects Ability and experience working on tenders Ability to multitask on a variety of different projects Strong relationship building skills with a variety of different people What is in it for you? A competitive salary for the right candidate – This is a great company to work for and they are known for their amazing culture. You will also get a car, phone, fuel card, health insurance + added benefits for the successful candidate! If this sounds like the next role for you please apply now or send your application directly to The application form will include these questions: Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

Head Kaiako

Full Time | Education & training | South Taranaki District

Permanent, Full-time Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo kia Māori Tī’ei Mauriora! Ko Te Kō’anga Reo o Ngāti Ruanui i Te ‘Awera e kimi ana he kaiako, e mau ana Te To’u Mātauranga W’akapakari Tino Rangatiratanga. Ko tēnei tangata e mō’iotia te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. Nā tōna pakaritanga, ka uru mai ia ki waenganui i tētehi roopu kaimahi auaha. Mā tēnei roopu e w’akarawe ngā w’eako mō ngā tamariki mokopuna me ngā w’ānau. Me mō’io te kaitono ki ngā ā’uatanga e w’ai ake nei: Me ā’ei ki te kōrero i te reo Ngāti Ruanui i ngā wā katoa Kia ngākau mā’aki i te ao Māori/ Ngāti Ruanui me ōna tikanga Me ā’ei ki te ma’ita’i ki te ta’a o ngā w’ānau me ngā kaima’i Me ngākaunui ki te poipoi i ngā tamariki mokopuna He pūkenga ‘autū tō te kaitono. The ideal candidate will be a reliable, passionate professional with proven organisational and time-management skills and will have: W’akapakari and the ability to put mokopuna first A sound understanding of tikanga Māori, an understanding of Ngāti Ruanui tikanga and experience in te Reo me ōna tikanga o Ngāti Ruanui Speaking Te Reo would be an advantage Energy, enthusiasm and resilience to meet the challenges of compliance and operational targets Passionate and encouraging about tamariki learning Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate effectively at all levels Proven planning and organisation skills The ability to care for young tamariki and provide a nurturing learning environment Commitment to personal development and development of our tamariki Hold a current, or willing to obtain a first aid certificate The role will require the Head Kaiako to teach, train and complete administration tasks. The work hours for this role will be 8:00am – 3:30pm Ra’ina – Ramere and the commencement date will be ‘Aki’ea 2019. Applicants will be required to undergo a reference checking process and police vetting. You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role. Applications close 5:00pm, Rāpare 28 W’iringa-ā-rangi 2019. Please contact the office at : , or phone 06 278 0148 to obtain an application form and position description. The application form will include these questions: Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand? How many years' experience do you have as a primary school teacher? Have you completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care? Do you have experience working with children?

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