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want a career that will take you places?

McCarthy Transport has been in the business of log transportation for over 70 years servicing New Zealand's Lower North Island. We are an innovative, leading Transport Company in the lower North Island.

keen to join the team?

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Truck Operators - Napier/Hawkes Bay, Ruapehu, Masterton, Whanganui

We’re on the look out for an awesome Class 5 Truck Operator to take the wheel of one of our units and truck around the Lower North Island hauling wood. Why do we think this is the best job in NZ?

  • The View from your office (well... the cab of your truck) is unbeatable

  • The thrill and challenge of driving off-road through the forestry

  • Working with the best team in the industry

If you’re an experienced truck operator with a good dose of humour, reliable and easy-going, we want to hear from you! If you have experience driving off-road we definitely want to hear from you!

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Dispatcher - Masterton

Want to work for one of the largest privately owned Log Logistic companies in the lower North Island? McCarthy Transport has a fleet of over 100 modern log truck and trailer units based in Karioi/Ohakune, Napier, Whanganui, Taranaki, Levin and Masterton. We use modern technology and safety features in our trucks and have a strong focus on keeping our staff healthy and safe. We currently have a vacancy in our Masterton Hub for a Dispatcher. Reporting to the Masterton Hub Manager, the dispatcher role is critical within McCarthy Transport. It is through the accurate planning and organisation of the trucks by the dispatcher that determines the revenue for the company. This position is exciting, challenging and requires problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking. You will have exceptional attention to detail, seeing how detail contributes to ‘the big picture’. You will have excellent communication skills to enable you to support drivers, managers, crews and customers. This is a high-paced role, ensuring maximum profitability for each unit. Your best-laid plans can change within moments, so the ability to think on your feet is key. Are you up for the challenge? We are looking for proactive applicants who excel in team work and communication and get excited about the challenge of improving performance. In return McCarthy Transport offers competitive remuneration, on-going training and an opportunity to further your career. Skills & experience needed for the role: Excellent written and verbal communication *Ability to work successfully as part of a team and individually *Able to build a rapport with just about anyone *High degree of self-motivation and self-direction *Results orientated with a proven ability to add value *Good computer skills (outlook, word, excel etc) *Previous experience in a similar role advantageous *On job training will be provided A pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing will be required prior to employment. Applications close 22nd October 2021

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Workshop Manager | Heavy Vehicle - Whanganui

McCarthy Transport Contractors Limited has a fleet of over 125 modern log truck and trailer units based throughout the Lower North Island with 3 major hubs in Whanganui, Karioi and Masterton. We are a proud family run and owned business with more than 70 years' experience in our field. McCarthy Transport are looking for a professional, passionate, organised and dynamic Workshop Manager to join our team in Whanganui. The Workshop Manager role is an integral position within the McCarthy Transport Team. The primary purpose of this role is to lead the Whanganui and Karioi team of Mechanics ensuring that our fleet is always safe and compliant. We are looking for a person who has a good understanding of working to tight timeframes, carrying out assigned tasks to a high quality and standard whilst maintaining a safe work and team orientated environment. The key responsibilities will be included below: • Ensure quality and safety standards of repairs are met • Schedule repairs ensuring necessary resources are available • Manage operation of Whanganui and Karioi workshop to ensure fleet meet COF compliance standards are met • Ensure all workshop documentation is completed and processed • Train, assess and maintain competency and workplans for workshop staff • Maintain a sense of team spirit and teamwork amongst workshop staff. Qualification and Skill Requirements: • Trade qualified Heavy Diesel Technician • Experience working on trucks in a workshop • Understanding of technical mechanical requirements in heavy vehicles • Experience leading a successful team culture is advantageous. • Full drivers’ licence, class 2-5 advantageous but not required The successful candidate will need to have strong computer literacy, with the ability to use workshop software and Microsoft Office Suite without an issue. Good communication skills and time management is a must. What’s the offer? Some of the benefits we offer to our people are: Competitive remuneration $100,000 Life Insurance package Trauma Insurance after three years service On-going training and professional development If this sounds like the job for you and you want to join our awesome team, apply via trademe with your CV and cover letter by 1st November 2021 Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free – all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical. Our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so do not delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Whanganui Head Office

88 Gilberd Street
Castlecliff, Whanganui 4501
Phone: +64 6 344 1620

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Karioi Hub

State Highway 49
Tangiwai 4691
Phone: +64 6 385 0083


Masterton Hub

22 Pakihi Road
Waingawa, Masterton
Phone: +64 6 370 0085



356 Heads Road
Castlecliff, Whanganui 4501
Phone: +64 6 344 3653
Mobile: +64 21 745 752

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