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Build an excellent toolbox of skills

Gain hands on practical experience, study at the same time and gain a National qualification or Apprenticeship, all whilst earning a great hourly rate and awesome benefits... sounds like the best of both worlds!

Eager to learn, willing to get stuck in and give new things a go, practical and motivated will be some of the personal qualities that you have when looking to take on a career with CHH Woodproducts.  We like to bring on board people who are keen on mechanical or electrical engineering, so if pulling apart and rebuilding motors is something you do in the weekends or you enjoy hands on practical hobbies, it’s very likely the opportunities we offer may be right for you. We will also consider people in the trades, farming, mining and engineering sectors as well as people just finishing school or tertiary study, or people looking for a complete change in career.

With five major manufacturing plants located in Northland, the Central North Island and top of the South Island, you’ll be right in amongst where all the action happens! These opportunities will require you to be available for rotating shift hours and sometimes on the weekend. You will be based within the manufacturing plant, working with a variety of heavy industrial machinery and processes and will gain a huge amount of mentoring and one-on-one training from industry specialists who will help you build an excellent toolbox of skills.


  • Machine Operators
  • Fork Hoist Operators
  • Timber Machinists
  • Apprenticeships
    • Mechanical & Electrical
    • Timber & Saw Doctoring


  • Focus & detail
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Physically fit
  • Work ethic & reliability
  • Team work


  • Cutting Edge Leadership Programme
  • National Certificate
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Value Drivers - Numeracy & Literacy