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Experienced Mill Workers – OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill

Experienced Mill Workers – OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill

Full time

Location: Kaituna Sawmill, Kaituna, MBH, NZ

Join our Team and upskill in the sunny and diverse Marlborough Region!

At OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill, we are actively seeking skilled Sawmill Workers who are ready to seize the opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you have experience in any division of Sawmill operations, and are ready to upskill or even relocate, we want to hear from you!

What We Are Looking For:
Skilled Sawmill Workers to join our dynamic team. Your responsibilities will be dependent on your experience and career progression goals. We will work with you to find the right role.

We are looking to enable the careers of:

  • Loader Drivers
  • Head-Rig Operators
  • Edger Operators
  • Re-saw Operators
  • Forklift Operators
  • Treatment Operators
  • Automatic Stacker Operators
  • Bin Sorter Operators

At Kaituna Sawmill we place emphasis on the right attitude and drive. Regardless of where you are in your career, if you have these attributes, you will achieve success through the tailored training and support we provide.

About You:
Along with having at least a foundational level of mill experience in any of the above roles, we require candidates that are:

  • Physically fit.
  • Can do attitude and willing to work with others.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Committed to Health and Safety best practice (Please note that we maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace)
  • Willing to learn and committed to continuous improvement.
  • Positive and can maintain an optimistic outlook.

About Us:
At OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill, we firmly believe that we shape our own future. We are dedicated to fostering a brighter tomorrow through all our endeavours. We continually challenge convention, constantly seeking innovative ways to improve our performance. We hold profound respect for the natural environment and the exceptional products we handle.

We are deeply committed to a safety-first culture lead by our employees, and we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. Our ongoing investment in both our team and our facility includes an $15 million site upgrade, creating exciting new opportunities for our staff and reducing our carbon footprint.

What We Offer:
Joining our team, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary. Depending on your experience and role, you can expect:

$24.65 to $25.80 – General Mill Hand / Operator with introductory experience

$25.80 to $32.97 – Experienced General Mill Hand / Operator

$32.97 to $38.62 – Qualified Technician/Machinist/Engineer

We also offer:

  • Yearly rate reviews with annual increases
  • Monthly profit-sharing scheme,
  • Complimentary life insurance and income protection,
  • Access to free firewood,
  • Wellness programs,
  • Discounts on gym memberships,
  • Fuel discounts,
  • Personalised NZQA training at your own pace,
  • Opportunities to enhance your skills and increase your earnings, and the chance to make a positive impact while working alongside a vibrant and passionate team.


Marlborough boasts stunning landscapes and abundant sunshine. From the Marlborough Sounds to the Wither Hills, there are endless opportunities for exploration and leisure. In Marlborough you can have the best of both worlds with rural country in close proximity to bustling town centres. Kaituna Sawmill is situated near Picton, Havelock and Blenheim. Each township has its own distinct qualities and scenic attractions. We are confident that somewhere nestled in our panoramic paradise, there is a place for you.

Relocation Financial Assistance and Support

As part of our commitment to your success, we are prepared to cover a portion of your relocation expenses. This includes assistance with moving expenses, temporary housing arrangements.

If you are considering joining our team and have questions about relocating and the assistance we can offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you every step of the way as you embark on your exciting journey with OneFortyOne Kaituna Sawmill.

What to Do Now:
Send your application to us at or, for additional information, call (03) 572 8921. Your future in the sunny and diverse Marlborough region awaits.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.