Truck Drivers (Residues) – CHIP0822

(1 x Day Shift , 1 x Afternoon Shift)

AKD is a 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 – make it happen’ attitude. 

We are looking for experienced and energetic Truck Drivers to join our Dispatch & Logistics team. These are exciting opportunities based out of Colac for highly motivated truck drivers with a proven commitment to safety that are looking for a successful career in a progressive company.

We currently have a day shift (2am – 2pm) and an afternoon shift (2pm – 2am) position available.

These positions require experienced truck drivers to transport our chip and bark products from our Colac sites to Geelong and surrounds. These positions will also gain training and experience in the transport of timber to and from our local Colac and Irrewarra sites as well as transport finished goods to local customers (when required).  These positions are primarily based in Colac (no interstate travel is required).

Our truck drivers are based on an attractive and rewarding pay structure with a new fleet of trucks due to arrive in the coming months.

The successful applicants will have knowledge of the Chain of Responsibility requirements as well as working within fatigue management guidelines.  These positions require the applicants to perform driving duties whilst adhering to all OH&S, legislative, site and contractual obligations.

The right candidates will have great communication skills and a friendly nature, with proven experience maintaining strong relationships with customers and contractors.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Minimum Multi-Combination (MC) licence
  • Loader license and forklift licence with experience on 5t to 16t forklifts is preferred, but not mandatory and can be provided
  • Previous hauling experience & a clear understanding of road transport legislation
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated commitment to health, safety and wellbeing
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Positive and well composed attitude

If you have commitment, energy and are motivated to make a difference, please email your resume and cover letter using reference code ‘CHIP0822’ and the shift structure to recruitment@akd.com.au. For further information please email recruitment@akd.com.au or call Michael Swanson (Recruitment Manager) for a confidential conversation on (03) 5231 9100.

Note: Applications close: 19th August 2022

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