Timber Machinist Apprenticeship

Kiwi Lumber (Gisborne) Ltd
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Timber Machinist Apprenticeship

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

Kiwi Lumber is a privately owned, growing and progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand markets. The group currently employs over 300 staff across four production sites located in Masterton, Dannevirke, Putaruru and Gisborne.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

We are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Timber Machinist to assist with our timber Processing Operations, Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 5:00am to 4:00pm and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Fridays.  Key duties include:

  • Grinding of both profile and straight knives
  • Setting up planers to achieve high-quality finish
  • Helping Production Team achieve KPI’s

The role has a direct impact on our production levels and quality and therefore plays an important part in the overall success of the mill.

About You


The successful candidate must have the following attributes:

  • Interest in a modern Drymill
  • Self-motivated to complete Timber Machining qualification
  • Self-motivated to achieve KPI’s
  • Be proactive and an excellent communicator, reliable and a team player.
  • Sound written and numeracy skills will also be required.  

You’ll also have a positive, can-do attitude, with the ability to undertake work in a safe and efficient way to ensure our health and safety, quality standards and production requirements are met. No prior experience necessary.

We offer our employees:

  • Competitive wages/bonuses.
  • Ongoing training, development and promotion opportunities.
  • Access to discounted prices on our products.
  • Health and wellbeing related benefits/subsidies.

If you want to be supported in developing your career and rewarded for what you do, then make the move to Kiwi Lumber!


Ngā Hāora  

Monday to Thursday 5am to 4pm, Fridays 5am to 2:30pm

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Date Posted
February 11, 2024