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Heavy Equipment Operator - Lae

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Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Heavy Equipment, Logistics, Transport and Supply, Manufacturing


26th May 2023

Goodman Fielder Papua New Guinea is one of PNG’s largest food companies, manufacturing and distributing high-quality Flour, Stock Feed, Rice, Snacks, and Bakery products throughout the country. Well-known products and brands include Flame Flour, Flame Stockfeed, Flame Oil & Sugar, Flame Rice, Bilas Bread, Skel Rice, Twisties snacks, Arthurs Pies, and the Meadow Lea range.

At GFI, we care about making food better for everyone.

Our goal is to be the leading and most innovative food company with a mission to meet our customers’ needs for superior quality foods with brands that are trusted by families everywhere. We are the go-to source of consumer, shopper, and customer insights to help our customer and business partners succeed.

We currently have an immediate vacancy for two Heavy Equipment Operators to join our already strong and vibrant Supply Chain team in Lae. Reporting to the Logistics Coordinator this role will need confident operator (All Rounder) with experience in Front End Loader, reach stackers, Shoe Forklifts & small forklifts to work independently in confined areas as per the company’s safety guidelines and job requirements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Able to manage container stacking in yard with various heavy equipment’s ( Shoe Forklift 45T, Reach Stacker, Top Spreader, Front End Loader & 305T forklifts) at multiple GFI locations.
  • Skills in using correct equipment’s like ramps, fork attachments as per operational requirements.
  • Understanding of instructions on job and workflow, especially in wheat vessel and container yard management
  • Flexible with days and 12 hours working plan in shifts.
  • Basic knowledge of machinery in terms of Prestart checks and post end checks and reporting issues in a due time to Logistics Coordinator/transport manager
  • Follow any other instructions given by transport manager to carry out company’s required jobs.

To be considered for the role, you will need to have:

  • Minimum grade 10 with Credits & Pass or grade 12 certificate with a ‘’C’’ grades or better
  • 3+ years of working experience as an operator role or similar
  • Must holds a class 7 drivers’ licence
  • Technical and operational abilities
  • Understanding of documents used in Inbound/Outbound operation and adherence to document compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in line with technical and leadership competencies
  • Experience in working with diverse culture and developing relationships quickly (essential)

Be part of the Skel life and join a team that values healthy eating and active lifestyles and wants to share that with all the people of PNG. Still interested? Send your letter of application and CV/resume with at least 2 referees to:

Internal Recruiter,

Goodman Fielder Papua New Guinea

P.O. Box 673, Port Moresby NCD PNG


Please submit your application in either word or pdf and in only one attachment.

Applications close Friday 2nd June 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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