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We are looking for several long-term Core Shed Samplers to become part of our client's dynamic team based at Macraes mine. This is an opportunity not to be missed with an immediate start and the opportunity for long term temporary employment. No prior experience required and full training will be provided.

Work is on a rotating roster - 4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on, then 4 nights off. Shifts are 12 hours.

You will be working at Macraes mine in East Otago. Transport is provided from Dunedin to work and return.

You must be comfortable doing physical labour in a dirty and dusty environment. Full PPE will be provided and a breathing apparatus is worn at all times.

Your duties will include:

  • Preparing rock samples
  • Pulverizing samples using machinery
  • Manual handling and medium lifting
  • Loading and unloading of furnaces
  • Moving heavy trolleys
  • Day to day upkeep of equipment

What's in it for you:

  • Immediate start
  • Permanent opportunities available
  • Transport provided
  • Competitive remuneration
  • PPE provided

Let's talk about you:

  • Fit and able
  • Available for ongoing work
  • Able to work a rotating roster with 4 days on, 4 days off
  • Reliable and hardworking
  • Able to follow instruction and think on your feet
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be fully vaccinated and have a vaccine passport


If this sounds like the opportunity for you and you fit the above criteria apply today!

Call Goodwin or Kendal at Select Recruitment on (03) 477 0873, email your CV to or pop in and see us today at 330 Moray Place, Dunedin just opposite Countdown.

To apply you must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You will also undergo a Drug and Alcohol test along with a Ministry of Justice criminal background check.

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