Machine Operators / Forklift Operators – PMY0123

Machine Operators / Forklift Operators

Day & Afternoon Shifts

 AKD is a successful forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members who are passionate about our business!

AKD is proud of our diverse culture that supports empowered individuals, embraces teamwork, and encourages a simple action orientated ‘can do’ attitude.

We have a number of full-time opportunities on both day & afternoon shift for motivated and reliable candidates throughout our Yarram sawmill operations for Machine & Forklift Operators.

These multi-skilled positions are based on an attractive shift structure that suits a fantastic work/life balance, providing the security of fulltime work in a progressive and stable organisation. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn both forklift & machine operations through these multi-skilled roles. However it is not mandatory to learn both tasks if it does not suit the candidates licensing or interest.

Our shift structures are:

Day shift – Operating 4 shifts per week on a 38-hour week, between Monday to Friday.

Afternoon shift – 2pm – 10:30pm from Monday to Thursday & 12pm – 6pm on Fridays.

These roles are vast and varied with the positions focussed on working as part of a high achieving team. The successful applicants will follow efficient and effective work practices to meet production targets, whilst ensuring all aspects of Quality and Health & Safety are followed.

Key Duties & Responsibilities will include:

  • Machine operation
  • Machine monitoring and fault finding
  • Manual handling
  • General labour
  • Mobile plant operation on a rotational basis

The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Commitment to Workplace Health & Safety
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Be motivated, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong commitment and desire to learn and achieve
  • Commitment to long term employment
  • Hold a current forklift license (preferred but not mandatory)

This is a permanent full-time position with a promising future.  If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘PMY0123’ to

For further information please email or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Manager) for a confidential conversation on (03) 5231 9100 or

Applications open for immediate start

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, will be required.