N.F. McDonnell & Sons is a leader in the softwood timber industry providing quality products to both the domestic and export markets. Based in Mount Gambier and established in 1944 our company has always stayed true to its motto of “continual improvement is how we do business”. Our sawmill boasts the most state of the art equipment and technology for processing small diameter sawlogs in Australia.

There is an opportunity for a fulltime Despatch Forklift Driver to join our team. The primary purpose of the Despatch Forklift Driver role is to support the Sales and Despatch team by ensuring all products are loaded ready for despatch in accordance with company policies and procedures, meeting customer requirements, and ensuring stock is rotated and handled in an appropriate manner. Additionally, this role will play a key part in ensuring compliance with both the companies’ chain of custody requirements and mass management.

Essential Key Competencies and Selection Criteria:

  • High Risk Forklift License and relevant experience.
  • High levels of flexibility, initiative and willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of communication skills including listening, verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities, plan and organise workloads, and achieve specified outcomes within a limited timeframe.
  • Competent user of information and communication technology.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and in a team situation.
  • Ability to think analytically to identify problems and provide a resolution.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and recognising times when matters require referral to the Management.
  • Experience in loading trucks with a forklift is highly desirable.
  • Possession of a Loader licence would be highly regarded

Applications will be regarded as strictly confidential

Applications including a covering letter and resume should be emailed to and received no later than 5:00 pm Friday 30th April 2021.

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