Class 5 Drivers Wanted – CHRISTCHURCH

Class 5 Drivers Wanted – CHRISTCHURCH

Job Categories: Class 5 Drivers
Job Locations: Christchurch
Job Types: Full Time


Summerland Express Freight Ltd is a family owned and operated company running express freight services across the South Island.

Our Christchurch Depot is a 7 Day a week operation and we are on the look for more Linehaul Class 5 driver’s based out of our Christchurch branch.

Duties include driving and manoeuvring vehicles, loading and unloading vehicles using lifting and tipping devices, observing safety requirements when loading and unloading vehicles, making regular quality checks of vehicles, estimating weights to comply with load limitations and checking condition of goods.

Wages vary based on experience and requirements on a case by case basis


  • PROVEN Class 5 experience
  • Ability to reverse large units (Truck & Trailer / B-Train)
  • Road Ranger Experience essential
  • Attention to detail
  • Forklift experience and licences preferable but not essential
  • Must have Forklift Operator Certificated – or be prepared to get it quickly
  • Must have a current DG endorsement – or be prepared to get it quickly
  • Reliable and have a can do positive attitude
  • Good communication skills, be able to interact and provide a friendly service to an array of customers and staff
  • Demonstrable care and passion for the equipment driven or used
  • NZ Drivers licence
  • Willingness to work at Night/Early preferred

The following Metro Rosters are available – When applying, please specify which roster you are applying for;

  • Metro Roster 1 – Mon – Friday 10am Start till Finish & Every Second Saturday 12pm till Finish
  • Metro Roster 2 – Mon – Friday 1pm Start till Finish & Every Second Saturday 12pm till Finish

The Successful candidate will be required to pass a drug & alcohol test & Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction check

Join a company that is going places!

Please Note: Summerland Express Freight no longer offers “Talent Visas” due to recent changes in Immigration Policy, however we will continue to support Essential Skills Visa.

Applicants for this position MUST be a NZ Citizen/Resident or a valid NZ Open work visa.

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