Waste Recycler and Operator

Date: 21-Mar-2023

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Auckland Council's Solid Waste unit manages the region's commercial refuse, kerbside domestic refuse, recycling, hazardous and inorganic waste. We are also responsible for the management of transfer stations, the development and delivery of waste minimisation, and cleaner production initiatives.
And being an essential service provider – we are always operating!
We have a Permanent Full-Time opportunity for a Waste Recycler & Operator to join our Henderson team based at the Waitakere Refuse Transfer Station. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team delivering essential services to Tāmaki Makaurau and our environment!
Day-to-day you could expect to work on:

  • Transfer of waste to landfills
  • Diverting reusable items and recycling materials from the waste stream
  • Managing customers at the different drop-off areas
  • Health and Safety - ensuring staff and customers are kept safe

PLEASE NOTE: We are open 8am-6pm, Monday to Sunday. You will be working 5 days per week, one of them must be a weekend day, as per agreement with your team leader. You will have the same shifts on a regular basis.
He kōrero mōu: About you
You will understand that recycling counts, and really does make a difference to our environment and the future of Tāmaki Makaurau. 
We will be looking for:

  • A full NZ driver's licence, Class 1 is required
  • WTR (Wheels Trucks and Rollers) Endorsement preferred – but we will consider providing training and upskilling you - providing you have your Class 1 driver’s licence
  • Experience with heavy machinery preferred (Waste, construction, landscaping, or similar)
  • Physical fitness - a medical assessment may be required as part of the selection process
  • Commitment to Health & Safety 
  • An approved handler certificate, specifically in chemical handling, is also highly advantageous

This role is safety-sensitive and requires pre-employment drug testing.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.
In return for your hard work, you can expect a supportive work environment. 
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.
You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! 
Tono Mai: Apply Now!
More information about the role can be found here: https://bit.ly/3RYaWfp
Closing date: Monday 30th January

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.