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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. 

We can help

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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Community Employment Liaison Contact: Ph 021536715

Julie and Siobahn welcome you to their new Gr8 Job Hauraki locationDrop in to see Julie and Siobahn at the new Gr8 Job Hauraki location at 30 Belmont Road, Paeroa.

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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. 

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.

Frame and Truss Team Member, Waihi. Full time. Looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic team member to join a busy production team. Pre-fabricate all types of trusses, frames, beams, and rafters to meet any requirement - big or small, domestic or commercial. Please note, this is a very physical job so we need someone who can handle the pace and manual handling requirements.

Lawn-mowing business, Paeroa based. Join the owner to learn and assist in their lawn mowing business with a mind to taking over the reins in future.

Fruit pickers – Café workers, Ngatea (seasonal). Busy orchard operating seven days a week requires staff for the blueberry season with a number of roles from picking fruit to café work.

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.

Team Members, Thames. Full and part time. Prior retail experience preferred but not essential, you will have a can do attitude and be a self-starter. Customer service and general retail duties.

Customer Service Rep, 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.

Guidance Counsellor, Waihi. Full time. To work within a school to offer advice and guidance to meet the needs of students/tamariki.

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.

Head Chef, Waihi Beach. Full time. An Italian restaurant, pub, cocktail bar with live music events is seeking a hard-working chef to ensure excellent food, hygiene standards and communication. Extremely busy in the summer, this work is hard but very rewarding.

Storeperson, Waihi. Full time. If you are a mature person with good life-skills, a confident, can-do attitude, and a minimum of 5 years work experience an aluminium window and door factory would love to have you.

Heavy Fabrication Engineer, Turua. Great Opportunity! Looking for a skilled qualified heavy fabrication engineer who is able to work without supervision and who can deliver a high level of service to our customers.

Cleaners x2, Ngatea. Part time. Fast and detailed cleaners needed. Full training given with a supportive team. Mon – Fri. 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Mechanic/Serviceman, Paeroa. Full time. Looking for a mechanic/serviceman to maintain and service trucks and company vehicles. Successful applicant will have the opportunity to run / set up company workshop.

Truck Drivers X3, Paeroa. Looking for drivers for bulk tipping unit, a loader crane operator and a B tipping train to operate in and around Auckland, North Island, Paeroa.

Roofing Labourer, Kopu. Full time. This opportunity would start with a trial but for the right person a future pathway and qualification could be available. You will need to be physically fit and have at least your restricted licence and be willing to put in some hard yards as ground crew before advancing to rooftops.

Administration Officer, Paeroa. Full time. You will need knowledge of admin processes, professional and personal customer facing communication skills and proficient computer skills. Knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori would be beneficial.

Customer Service, Waihi. Casual. An exciting opportunity in banking to provide customer advice, product knowledge and financial aspirations.

Customer Service, Waihi. Permanent part time. Looking for a superstar to join a great team at a very popular and innovative Waihi retailer. If you have a passion for fashion, nice things, homeware etc. this could be for you. It will be for 2-3 days a week from 8.30am – 3pm.

Customer Service x3, Waihi. Part time, casual. Positions 1 & 2 are 15 hours per week. Position 3 is casual with no set hours. If you care about people and customer service and have a bright personality, they wuld love to hear from you.

Team members, Thames. Full time and part time. A busy hardware store is looking for full time and part time team members. You just need to be self-sufficient and have a can do attitude.

Qualified Mechanic, Ngatea. Full time. A family orientated business wants an honest, hard worker who can think on their feet and has good communication. Experience or good knowledge of diesel engines, servicing and fleet maintenance is a must.

Aluminium Joinery Fabricator (junior) and Delivery Driver – Fairview Thames. Full time.
Looking for someone with the right attitude and attributes to be able to learn our trade and possibly complete the qualification to become an Aluminium Joinery Fabricator. You would also be the ‘Yard Person’ and delivery driver!

Trade Delivery Driver, Waihi. Full time, fixed term. Looking for a new team member to join a Trade Team. This role will be fast paced and varied, so we you need to be a quick learner and confidently manage your time and role requirements. Monday to Friday 7.30am-4.00pm (40 hours/week) for a fixed term period until 29th January 2022.

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.

Operations admin support – Kopu. 3 months fixed term (potential to be extended)

Smart Environmental is looking for a switched on administrator to join their busy team for 3 months. Reporting into the Commercial Manager, your expertise will be to liaise with customers, support our driver queries who are delivering and collecting across the Thames Coromandel district, managing our systems and have high level computer skills as well as an ability to self-manage.

Outdoor Timber specialist - (Sales/Yard/Driver), Waihi Full time
We are looking for someone with the personality, drive and confidence to become one of our Outdoor Timber Specialists. Plenty of variety here as you'll be greeting customers with a smile and 'can do' attitude, offering options for their projects, preparing orders, loading/unloading trucks, maintaining stock and ensuring our products are presented with pride. This role will include being our back-up delivery driver (class 2 required).While a background in either customer service, yard work, driving, or farming may be an advantage, as full training will be provided

Admin & Support Services Team Leader – Thames, Fulltime
Senior administrator needed to lead administrative and service support functions, ensuring the operational running of the business is as efficient and streamlined as possible. If you are passionate about the wellbeing of Tamariki and their Whanau and are looking for the security of working within an essential service, then this is the job for you.

Sales person/ customer service - Thames, Fulltime
A bike shop in Thames are on the hunt for a reliable and committed Bicycle Retail Salesperson/Customer Service star to share their passion for cycling with our customers and make our products and services an unforgettable experience. If you are keen to learn, we can offer different pathways where you can grow into new areas of interests and expertise, e.g. tourism, mechanics and administration/management.

Contract Administrator – Thames, Part time
Part time contract admin position with flexible hours and potential for growth. The successful applicant will provide support to daily operations as well as reporting on activity. This is a part-time (20-25 hours per week) position with flexible working hours with potential to increase hours. You will be at the heart of our operations and report directly to the Area Manager.

Production superstar – 3x positions. 1x casual & 2x fulltime
Luxury ice cream factory in Waihi seeks employees who have experience in food handling or a commercial kitchen. If you have hospitality and food handling experience and are physically fit, able to lift at least 25kgs, this could be the role for you.

Customer service – Part time (fixed term 12 months)
A busy vet clinic in Paeroa is seeking someone with excellent customer service skills. Role includes general customer service and reception duties, stock management and retail sales. Knowledge of large animal and equine products and services would be an advantage.

Op Shop manager – Waihi, 34.5 hours per week
New manager needed for Waihi SPCA opshop. Responsibility of the daily management of the shop and staff, the position requires someone with strong leadership. The role will be challenging, busy and rewarding, driving revenue through excellent customer service.

Project coordinator – Hauraki, part time, permanent.
The project coordinator will support the project management team by undertaking project management support, quality assurance, procedural audits, contract administration, budgetary reporting, and procurement services. Ideally, you will have previous experience working in a Project office or Local Government environment. An appropriate qualification along with exposure to the use of PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile is preferred but not essential.

Grounds person – Paeroa, fulltime
Large development in Paeroa seeks a grounds person to keep on top of maintaining gardens and lawns, exterior of villas, and other general tasks. Ideal candidate will be organised, have a can do attitude, well presented and able to get along with people of all ages.

Customer service person/ sales: customer service champion needed for a business in Kerepehi. Job entails: responding to incoming calls & the sales inbox, product specification enquiries and pricing, closing sales for of our fantastic vehicle accessories, customer logistics liaison, troubleshooting customer issues, help customers solve problems and take every opportunity to turn customers into raving fans, book customer fittings both on and offsite around the country, maintain product installer network and CRM.

Administrator – Waihi, fulltime;
This is a superb opportunity for the right person who is looking for full time employment working Monday to Friday, up to 8 hours per day. You will be required to be flexible, reliable, and committed to the hours. To be considered for this position you must have proven experience in an administration position. We are looking for someone who is passionate and has the ability to build great relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Storeperson, supervisor – full time for one year
If you have warehouse experience, are comfortable working in a cool environment and good communication skills this could be the role for you. We are looking for a superstar Store Person- Supervisor to join our team that will support our regional community in the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki plains during the COVID-19 Pandemic to supply iwi, whānau, and the general community families in need of urgent food and other essential items.

Coach, youth services, Hauraki – Fulltime
Keen to make a difference in the lives of our Rangatahi? Youth coach needed to provide a range of support, engagement and delivery to youth referred by MSD. Use your experience to connect with rangatahi to identify their aspirations and create pathways of success. If you have You have a Bachelor in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or similar and 4+ years’ experience working with rangatahi in an education, social services or similar type role, Te Wananga would love to hear from you.


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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