Leading Hand - Tokoroa


  • Are you a natural, hands on people leader looking to step up?

  • Your mechanical aptitude + our training & mentoring = career success!

  • A variety of industry backgrounds will be considered

If you have the passion and talent to lead people & production process by example, along with a mechanical & practical mind, this is the job for you! 

If leading people is your strength, then this could be an excellent next step for you or the change in direction you’ve been waiting for. You may live locally, or you may be looking for an opportunity to move to the Central North Island, where lifestyle is the key and housing is affordable.   

Our Tokoroa mill is dedicated to producing quality products, enjoying constant learning and challenges and have an appreciation for family and community. Working alongside some of the best in the industry, under a well-established leadership team, this is an opportunity for you to make your mark and build a future with NZ’s leading timber manufacturer, as we shape our production team with newly created positions across our operations. 

Reporting to the Process Manager, you’ll be responsible for training and mentoring to achieve multi skilled teams through hands on and visible presence; being a vital link between operations and key areas such as planning and maintenance; building engagement and a positive culture through effective communication and targets; and ensuring that H&S practices are always top of mind in everything that your team does. If you are already talented in these areas, then we are keen to invest in you! 

As a Leading Hand, the best part of your time will be spent working alongside your team, coaching and developing to increase their skill level and creating a path to assist them in achieving their career goals and succession plans. Occasionally running a machine if required, we envisage you’ll be someone happy to roll your sleeves up and get in amongst it and lead by example.  

Ideally, you’ll have proven experience in manufacturing in a similar role with some people management experience, or potentially you may be a Senior Operator looking for your next career move.  

In return for your experience, you’ll be rewarded with a market competitive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package including medical care plan, personal insurances and a generous superannuation scheme with CHH contributions. For more information on working for us please go to our careers website www.chhwoodproducts.co.nz.  

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform this crucial role in our business, then we are keen to talk with you! Please apply online to express your interest in joining our Tokoroa team.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: CHHWP757

Location: Kinleith Estate, Tokoroa

Closing Date: Open Until Filled