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Hi! I'm Jesse

My road to employment was pretty bumpy and I wished that Gr8 Job Hauraki had been around when I was trying to find my fit in the workplace. thinking emoji

If you’re young and looking for a job like I was a few years ago, it’s time to get out there and start your employment journey. Change your life forever.

And what about Covid! Tricky. Heaps of people lost their jobs. Gr8 Job Hauraki is on the look-out for you as well.

Our local Hauraki businesses and workplaces are doing their best and some are starting to look at ways to help our local community by driving job opportunities.

That’s what Gr8 Job Hauraki is all about - local jobs for local people! thumbs up emoji

Join the Gr8 Job Hauraki journey. 

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Are you looking for a job?

What do you need? Some guidance on employment? Some extra training? Maybe you need your driving licence? Or you need a CV or your CV needs attention?

Are you looking for a worker?

What do you need? Information on opportunities like apprenticeships? Support for a placement including equipment, tools, training or wage incentives? Post placement support for employee?

Contact or register your interest

Julie is ready to help. Call 021536715 or email and arrange a time to chat.

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January 2021 - Find Your Fit

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Current Jobs Available

We are all about ‘Local Jobs for Local People’. If you are looking for a job, we have a few in the Hauraki district that we want you to know about now. 

Coolstore Loadout Manager, Katikati. Full time. You will enjoy a high energy and fast-paced role that is responsible for assisting the Coolstore Manager in managing all operational aspects of the coolstore including inventory, product and temperature management, health and safety, compliance, staffing and maintenance as required.

Plant Operator – Nutritionals, Tatuanui. Full time. Seize this opportunity to secure this varied and challenging role. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and skills in this highly visible role that will propel you into a fantastic career in dairy!

Cleaner, Tatuanui. Full time. Reporting to the Cleaning Team Leader, you will carry out cleaning and restocking duties to ensure that Tatua’s communal and working areas and hygiene entry facilities are maintained to a standard that reflects the company’s position as a world class food and ingredients manufacturer.

Fitter Turner, Waihi. Full time. This role is part of our Fabrication team. You will be integral to our team who design, fabricate and build drilling rigs and equipment for the NZ and overseas markets. You will be responsible for fabricating and repairing drilling components to export quality.

Support Worker, Thames. Full time. We are interested to hear from people who you have a caring nature, work in a recovery focused way, have impeccable attention to detail and are able to provide medication support. You must hold a current full driver's licence.

McDonalds Crew Member- Paeroa. Full-time, Part-time. Positions available include customer service and food preparation roles. Well-presented, friendly and organised and able to deliver a high level of customer service.

Online Driver - Full Time, Paeroa. You’ll be an essential part of the team ensuring all online shopping orders are delivered safely right to our customers doorstep! The hours and days for this Online Driver position are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 0500-1430.

Online Assistant, Te Aroha. Casual. Be a part of our Online team will open you up to endless opportunities throughout our network of stores where you can build your career! You will need to be flexible across a seven day roster and be keen on spending lots of time walking!

Front of House Superstar, Te Aroha. Part time. Looking for a team player to join our busy team. No day is the same, barista duties, waiter/waitress and dishes. Duty Managers Certificate would be an advantage. Rostered hours over 7 days and you must be able to work weekends and some nights.

Production Staff for Ice Creamery, Waihi. Full time. Currently seeking 3 more staff who can start immediately.
A typical 40 hour week, flexibility required when busy and occasional weekend work. Full training will be given by our talented international Chef.

Technical Support Manager – Telehandlers (multi-purpose machines that lift, move and place material). Morrinsville. Full time. Currently looking for an expert in Telehandlers to join our Technical Specialist team that provides advice and technical support to our national wide retail network.

Machine Operator, Thames. Full time. Seeking competent hands-on machine operator to join a motivated and growing local manufacturing family business who manufacture plastic moulded tanks and products. You will be expected to work to organised manufacturing day shifts and have an eye for detail and quality control.

Quality Assurance & Control Technician, Paeroa. Full time. This is an exciting opportunity to join a very successful NZ export business supplying international markets. Looking for someone to help manage the company’s quality control policies and procedures manuals and forms. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role ideally in the beverage industry but food industry also considered.

Assistant to the Immigration Adviser, Fixed term. Waihi Beach. A small immigration consultancy is seeking an individual over the summer months to meet our work load with one off resident visa opportunities for migrant clients and their families. This position requires an individual with a high level of written English and a very good knowledge of Microsoft word and Xcel.

Nightfill Assistant, Paeroa. Casual. This is a casual Nightfill Assistant position so you will need flexibility across a 7 day roster as you may be called at short notice to cover shifts in the store roster. You will need to be physically fit as there will be some heavy lifting required.

Library Assistant, Paeroa. Part-time plus casual on call. Would you like to be part of a friendly team at Hauraki District Council's libraries? Looking for a positive and customer focussed person who can work 1 or 2 days per week plus Saturdays on a rostered basis. You will need to have IT skills to help with technical queries and searches.

Personal Trainer and Part-time Member Service Coordinator, Paeroa. Part time. Do you live and breathe health and fitness? Do you love to learn and grow, and be outside of your comfort zone on a daily basis? Are you also a personal trainer, studying towards being a personal trainer, or interested in beginning the study? This is an amazing opportunity not to be missed.

Barista/Line Chef/Till Person, Pipiroa. Part-time. Looking for some summer work? Come and have a chat. We are looking for a Barista/Till Person and Line Chef.

Chef, Paeroa. Part-time. Looking for an experienced chef/cook needed to run a kitchen on Monday & Tuesday 8am-5pm and maybe some night shifts available depending on bookings. Keen to see if there is a local interest.

Customer Service Representative, Thames. Full-time. This is no regular customer facing or admin role. You will thrive on providing exceptional service and you're not shy when it comes to up-selling additional products and services. You love to multi task and are a highly organised individual and keeping busy is your thing.

Park Assistants, Beachaven. Full time live-in. Live 100m away from Waihi Beach. How does the beach lifestyle sound to you? Assist onsite managers with the daily operations of a holiday park including reception and reservation duties, grounds, housekeeping/cleaning, on-call 2 nights a week, shop, laundry, and park maintenance.

Bartender, Waihi Beach. Full time. Requiring bar staff to join a team. Must be over 18 years and hold a current full drivers licence. Full training provided.

Plumber, Waihi. Full time. Small town, by the beach, great community to live in – we are looking for a qualified plumber. If you have a gas and drainage ticket, even better. You will have heaps of variety in this job.

Operator/Labourer – Paeroa. Full time. Tackle a range of civil activities, primarily supporting projects constructing and maintaining roads, footpaths, kerb and channel, landscaping and asphalt chip sealing. You will operate plant including trucks, excavators and other heavy machinery as well as working hands on with tools. Experience and a class 1 licence required.

Qualified Painter, Paeroa. Full time. Looking for experienced painters and someone who can lead by example and oversee a small team. You will need good experience, be reliable and a full licence.

Social Worker - Youth Justice, Paeroa. Full Time. Create meaningful relationships with tamariki and rangatahi, supporting them on their journey. You will need to have a Social Work Qualification with Full Registration.
Café Worker, Thames. Full Time. If you enjoy customer service and hospitality, this will be exactly the type of job you should have!

Office Administrator, Morrinsville. Full time. Are you highly organised, confident, attentive to detail, focussed on task completion and has a ‘can-do’ attitude.

Engineering Cadetship (Civil), Waihi. Full time. If you have an ability in Maths and Science and have the equivalent of university entrance, this is the opportunity of the year! Earn while you learn in a career that opens unlimited doors.

Apprentice Fitter/Welder, Waihi. A local hire company have an opportunity to train an apprentice fitter welder. They deal with hire fleet maintenance and repairs and also manufacture new product in house for hire and sale. A wide variety from fitting pipe work to full electrical fit ups.

Assistant Manager, Thames. Full time. A busy appliance store is looking for someone who has a real yen to sell great products to satisfied customers. You would be instrumental in helping the team drive sales and achieve success.

Service Coordinator, Morrinsville. Full time. An opportunity for a suitably skilled person to join a busy service department at a car dealership in Morrinsville. Work with the service team to ensure all preparation work for customers are completed.

Whanau Worker, Thames. Full time. Work as part of a team to support whanau who face a range of challenges. You will be empathetic, have good relationship building skills and have excellent time management skills.

Wash Up Crew, Te Aroha. Full time and casual night shift. Five positions available from 11pm – 6am. Also casual work on top of the five positions. This job is an essential service.

Retailer/Dispenser, Thames. Full time. A role with a unique difference. You will be responsible for the day to day running of a new eyewear store. There is also opportunity to invest in the business

Produce Supervisor, Waihi. Full time. Assist management with the overall operations of the produce department in a busy grocery store. You will be required to take a leadership role by supervising, recruiting and training. You will need to be flexible for the roster.

Property Manager, Paeroa. Full time. You will need previous experience, a flexible approach, attention to detail and you will really like a challenge. Opportunities like this don’t come up very often.

Gardening Team Member, Thames. Part time. Work Sunday to Tuesday 11am – 2pm and Wednesday 11am – 3pm. If you have a bit of plant knowledge, enjoy a high paced environment and have a positive can-do attitude this could be a great role for you.

Receptionist, Waihi. Full time. An exciting opportunity with a global company for a professional and efficient administrator/receptionist. You will need some previous experience, a full licence and be competent driving a manual vehicle.

Mental Health Support Worker, Thames. Part time. This role involves providing support, advocacy, facilitation and resource. Walk alongside members encouraging independence and self-motivation.

Packhouse Manager, Katikati. Full time. Be responsible for managing a team and ensuring annual operation plans are implemented. You will need to be skilled with Microsoft Office, people management, industry knowledge and budgeting.

Admin/Receptionist, Katikati. Full time. A busy real estate office needs an admin superstar* You will be the face of the business, give other staff admin support, have exceptional people skills, good computer skills and a can-do attitude.

Café Worker, Ngatea. Full Time. If you enjoy customer service and hospitality, this will be exactly the type of job you should have!

Bartenders, Waihi Beach. Part time. Busy RSA is looking for over 18 year olds who have a full drivers licence. Full training is provided.

Hiab Driver, Thames. Full time. A busy building industry supplier needs a hiab driver who is a great team player. You will take responsibility for domestic and commercial delivery. A class 2 licence is essential – class 4 advantageous.

Online Picker/Driver, Waihi. Full time plus one day in the weekend. A full clean driver’s licence is a must. You will also need a great attitude, customer service skills and be computer literate. A great job if you like to deliver service to the public.

Receptionist/Administrator, Katikati. Full time. You will need prior experience in a similar role. You will be the first point of contact for customers. You will also provide admin support for HR, payroll and H & S.

Delivery Driver/Outdoor Timber Specialist, Waihi. Part time (28.5 hours). Outdoors, driving, helping customers? If this sounds like you, then this could be your next job. You will need basic computer skills, a class 2 licence, self-motivation and physical fitness.

Fast food team members, Thames, Paeroa, Ngatea. Opportunities of jobs are coming. Great timing for the summer. If you might enjoy the fast paced environment of food preparation and customer service, get your application in.

Library Assistant, Matamata/Piako. Casual. Looking for an adaptable, customer focused assistant to join the Matamata/Piako library team. This is a casual role to cover staff leave and busy hours. A love of books and reading would be advantageous.

Driller Assistant, Waihi. Full time. This role will be challenging and rewarding. Work with drill rigs and technology on a daily basis to assist a team to reach their outcomes. You will need to be physically fit as there is extensive manual labour required – no need to visit the gym afterward!

Dishwasher, Paeroa. Part time (Sat or Sun). This would suit a school aged person who is fit, fast, tidy and a quick learner.

Class 2, 4 and 5 Drivers, Morrinsville. Full time. Looking for drivers, couriers and postal services. The fleet of units operates between Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and everywhere in between. As the job title suggests you would need a class 2, 4 or 5 licence.

Silver Fern Farms, Te Aroha. A range of employment options to suit your needs - including flexible working arrangements and job sharing, we can fit around your needs. Day shift hours vary between 6.00am and 4.00pm and afternoon shift between 4.00pm and 12.30am.

Production Workers, Kerepehi. Full time. If you enjoy working with your hands and like a fast-paced environment, this should appeal. There are a wide range of manufacturing, welding and fabrication roles available. You will need to be motivated and willing to learn and have a good level of fitness.

Customer Service Rep (In bound calls), Kopu. Full time. We are seeking an enthusiastic person for our Customer Services team who can consistently deliver exceptional customer service to our internal and external customers. You will need great communication skills, be competent with Microsoft Office and have the ability to multi-task.

Process Operators, Waitoa. Full time. In this role you will process and handle chicken products including packing and labelling. You will need to have transport, a good level of physical fitness, be reliable and work well in a team.

Christmas Process Operators, Waitoa. Full time. Ideal for students wanting to earn some excellent holiday wages. Handling and packing product will be your responsibilities in these roles. Choose between day and late evening shifts.

Industrial Cleaning, Waitoa. Full time. Daily cleaning of a process plant, operate high pressure water systems and chemicals. Excellent remuneration. This is a 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri job with a weekend rotation.

Support Workers - Waihi, Paeroa, Thames. Fixed Term (summer) Here are fixed term employment opportunities (December 2021 to February 2022) that could suit students but also have potential to transition into a permanent role. Help people live independently in their own homes. Experience and qualifications not essential as adequate training is provided.



To find out more or express your interest, please contact our Community Employment Liaison, Julie Stephenson. Ph 021536715

Gr8 Job Hauraki will be posting updates of new positions regularly so stay tuned


Driving Local Employment Recovery

At Hauraki District Council, we are doing everything we can to support community recovery after Covid 19 to improve community wellbeing and employment outcomes. A second successful application was made to Local Government and under the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) programme we now have a great opportunity to continue driving local employment recovery. The priority target of MTFJ is young people not currently in employment, education or training and those out of work due to Covid 19. This is very welcome and we hope to continue seeing a downward trend in our unemployment figures.

We will continue to build on our engagement with employers to encourage the development of work opportunities for those currently unemployed. Job-seekers will be identified by reaching out to connect with the community and working in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development. By matching job-seekers and employers, we will work toward sustainable employment outcomes which will have a positive effect on the whole district. The programme will also include other potential initiatives such as entry-level training, wage-based incentives, and support for businesses looking to take on staff. Set to run until 30 June 2022, we are looking for 50 sustainable employment placements.

We look forward to having both employers and job seekers join our journey.

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs

The Mayors Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) is a nationwide network of New Zealand’s Mayors, working together towards the vision of all young people under 25 being engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activity in their communities. Find out more -

Local Brand

Following a lot of ideas and deliberation, our team have come up with our own local brand for the programme.

We will be known as Gr8 Job Hauraki-find your fit. Karawhiua Hauraki. Kei a koe te tikanga. This reflects something meaningful for both employers and employees.

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