Careers at Daltons

As a family owned business established in 1947, Daltons has grown from supplying shingle and sand, to the manufacture and supply of potting mixes and landscape products. We are proud to be the preferred supplier for many retailers, commercial growers, and nurseries throughout New Zealand.

Based in Matamata with yards in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Christchurch, there are many parts to our business and at the core of everything we do is a desire to provide quality products to all of our customers with a high level of service.

We provide a supportive working environment and have a committed team who aren’t afraid to get stuck in and get the job done.

If you are ready for new challenges and new opportunities with a well-established, highly respected company, then please apply below.

Join our team!

Daltons are currently looking for staff to fill the following roles:

 

Truck Servicing Mechanic

Daltons Limited, based in Matamata, are suppliers of bulk and bagged growing media and landscape products to many of NZ’s leading landscapers, retailers and nurseries.

Daltons are looking for a Truck Servicing Mechanic who can carry out a service on a truck and trailer every day. While there is other work involved, the primary responsibility of this role is everyday servicing of trucks and trailers. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a hard-working and supportive team who take pride in what they do.

You will be required to:

  • Carry out daily general servicing, oil change, greasing truck and trailer 
  • Carry out repairs to trucks and trailers such as brake relines, basic electrical repairs, general maintenance.
  • Diagnose and trace a variety of faults quickly and efficiently
  • Understand the pressures on the transport industry and cost of downtime
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Understand and follow H & S requirements in carrying out all work 
  • Have a relevant qualification or suitable years of experience

Our workshop and engineering teams are a hard-working dedicated group that work hard and enjoy their time together. 

If you join them you will receive:

  • A competitive wage negotiated on experience and talent
  • The ability to start early and finish early if preferred, working Monday to Friday
  • Excellent workshop and staff facilities
  • The satisfaction of being part of a great team

You must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol tests. 

If you're located elsewhere in New Zealand we are here to help and make the move to our great province easy.

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Technical Supervisor. Fixed Term - Maternity Leave Cover

Daltons are seeking an experienced Technical Supervisor to join their team in Matamata as maternity leave cover. This role is anticipated to be for six months: January – June 2022.

The focus of this role will be on upholding and strengthening Daltons widely recognised in-house Quality Assurance System along with BioGro Certification reforms and presentations to Customer groups and internal teams.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Maintaining in-house Quality Assurance System
  •  Organising in-house and external product tests and presenting results to customers
  •  Work closely with key suppliers to develop and introduce new products
  •  Provide support and training to the Daltons team in-house and in the field.
  •  Be familiar with good Health & Safety procedures and committed to a safe working environment.

Requirements for the role

  • Degree or equivalent experience in the horticulture industry
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow processes
  • Initiative & ability to work unsupervised
  • Solid computer skills using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Hours Required

This is a full-time fixed-term position however there may be flexibility for the right person. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a hard-working and supportive team who take pride in what they do.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, then please apply!

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Weekend Yard Person - Drury, Auckland

Weekend Position – Great pay & working conditions.

We are looking for the right person to join our new team at Daltons Landscape Supplies, Drury. The successful applicant will be hard-working, able to work independently and be physically fit.

The responsibilities for this role include:

  • General yard work and maintenance
  • Loading of customer vehicles with landscape supplies and growing media
  • Wheels & Forklift Endorsements an advantage but full training will be given to the right applicant.
  • General office and customer services

Candidates should have:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously when required
  • Be willing to get stuck in and get the job done.

Working Hours: Saturday 8 am – 3 pm Sunday 9 am – 3 pm.

Note: This job could suit a student with more hours possible during school or university holidays.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

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Landscape Yard Supervisor - Drury, Auckland

Daltons is looking for a solid dependable person to work out of their new Drury Landscape & Distribution Yard. The successful applicant will be well presented; highly organised; understand the importance of high-level customer service and be reasonably confident with computer systems.

Key tasks include: 

  • Attending to both retail and commercial customer requirements.
  • Following up and assisting the coordination of orders and deliveries.
  • Loading customers trailers with small loader (full training provided), manually loading bags
  • Organising customer deliveries
  • Assisting with stock management and ordering the required levels of bulk and other landscape products Including receipting and invoicing of products.
  • Completing necessary paperwork for the site, including daily cash management and invoicing.
  • A continuous focus on Health & Safety procedures and improvements.

Previous landscape yard and/or retail/office experience would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have a positive can-do attitude and a willingness to ensure Dalton’s customers are well supported with an efficient and friendly delivery service.

Applicants must be reliable, physically fit and able to work as part of a team. Time management skills and understanding of good health & safety practices are essential in filling this role.

The Landscape Yard operates seven days per week and work hours can vary due to staff availability. It is anticipated the successful candidate would be required to work alternate Saturdays.

With good pay rates, free medical benefits and excellent staff engagement, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a hard-working and supportive team who take pride in what they do.

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Class 5 driver – Matamata or Tauranga

Daltons Ltd, based in Matamata, are suppliers of bulk and bagged growing media and landscape products to many of NZ’s leading landscapers, retailers and nurseries.
Due to increasing demand Daltons are looking for an experienced truck and trailer driver with a Class 5 licence to join their team.

Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience with a Roadranger gearbox, however, applicants with only experience with automatic gearbox driving will still be considered. Training will be offered for the right person. This role is to be based out of the Matamata site, however, it may be possible to be based in Tauranga.

The job will involve both pallet deliveries and bulk tipping work, truck and trailer. Ideally, the applicant will also have F and W endorsements but full training will be provided for both licenses if required.

The successful applicant will have a positive can-do attitude and a willingness to ensure Daltons customers are well supported with an efficient and friendly delivery service. Applicants must be reliable, physically fit and able to work as part of a team.

Time management skills and an understanding of good health & safety practices are essential in fulling this role. Daltons are looking for applicants who understand that customers are key to a successful business.

With good pay rates, free medical benefits, and excellent staff engagement this is a great opportunity for drivers looking to join a hard-working and supportive team that take pride in what they do.

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Warehouse Team Member - Matamata

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking person to join our Warehouse Team based in Matamata.

Duties include picking, packing & dispatching orders; inwards goods; operating automated machinery; stock rotation; devanning containers; customer service and other general warehouse duties.

Skills, abilities and experience you will bring to the role:

  • ability to work with speed and accuracy
  • strong attention to detail, including working with numbers
  • good customer service
  • good communication skills and team player
  • be physically fit and able, as some heavy lifting is required
  • warehouse experience is an advantage

Hours: Generally, Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 5.00 pm with longer hours required during Spring and other busy periods. Saturday work available. 

With competitive pay rates, medical benefits and excellent staff engagement this is a great opportunity for people looking to join a hard working and supportive team that take pride in what they do.

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Warehouse Team Member

Class 5 Truck Driver - Auckland

Daltons Ltd, based in Matamata, are suppliers of bulk and bagged growing media and landscape products to many of NZ’s leading landscapers, retailers and nurseries.

Due to increasing demand Daltons are looking for an experienced truck and trailer driver with a Class 5 licence to join their team. This role is to be based out of our new Drury landscape & distribution yard.

The job will involve both pallet deliveries and bulk tipping work, truck and trailer. Ideally, the applicant will also have F and W endorsements but full training will be provided for both licenses if required.

The successful applicant will have a positive can-do attitude and a willingness to ensure Daltons customers are well supported with an efficient and friendly delivery service. Applicants must be reliable, physically fit and able to work as part of a team. Time management skills and understanding of good health & safety practices are essential in filling this role. Daltons are looking for applicants who understand customers are key to a successful business.

With good pay rates, free medical benefits, and excellent staff engagement this is a great opportunity for drivers looking to join a hard-working and supportive team that take pride in what they do.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for please apply by emailing your CV to apply@limelimited.co.nz
Please do not drop applications off at Daltons Landscape Supplies.

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Merchandiser - Auckland

This role is responsible for merchandising in the Mt Wellington, Botany and Grey Lynn Bunnings stores twice each week, on Monday and Thursday.

The merchandiser is responsible for assisting Daltons to drive sales through Bunnings by ensuring their products are merchandised and maintained to their high standards. The role is part-time and involves approximately 2 hours in each store on a Monday and Thursday - so 6 hours each Monday and 6 hours each Thursday.

The successful applicants will need to have excellent people skills to ensure they effectively build relationships with the Bunnings team members to ensure they have a common goal to meet customer expectations.

Key tasks include:

  • Complete the vendor in-store call cycle schedule that includes two visits per week per store (two stores for each role): Monday for ordering and Thursday for checking stock levels, general tidiness and placement of product.
  • Provide product training to team members to ensure they are familiar with the features and benefits of the supplier’s products.
  • Place orders for Bunnings to insure minimum stock levels are maintained and ensure packaging and product presentation is in a sellable condition at all times.
  • Maintain merchandise standards in accordance with Bunnings standards, including keeping the area clean & tidy and the shelves stocked.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Bunnings including following up on all orders, customer inquiries etc

The successful applicants will have:

  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Intermediate computer/IT skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • The ability to work well as part of a team as well as working autonomously
  • A good work ethic, and be honest and reliable
  • Previous experience merchandising would be an advantage
  • Full drivers licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg

Hours: Each visit to each store will be approximately two hours long. However, we need someone with enough flexibility to work longer hours if required during peak times, and additional visits for promotions, staff training, etc. You will be paid a set rate per visit to the stores, along with an hourly wage for extra visits that are required. Mileage is paid between the stores.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

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Merchandiser - Nelson

This role is responsible for merchandising in the Nelson Bunnings store twice each week, on Monday and Thursday. This role is responsible for assisting Daltons to drive sales through Bunnings by ensuring their products are merchandised and maintained to their high standards.

The role is part-time and involves approximately 2 hours in each store on a Monday and Thursday ( = 2 hours each Monday and Thursday).

The successful applicants will need to have excellent people skills to ensure they effectively build relationships with the Bunnings team members to ensure they have a common goal to meet customer expectations.

Key tasks include:

  • Complete the vendor in-store call cycle schedule that includes two visits per week per store (two stores for each role): Monday for ordering and Thursday for checking stock levels, general tidiness and placement of product.
  • Provide product training to team members to ensure they are familiar with the features and benefits of the supplier’s products.
  • Place orders for Bunnings to insure minimum stock levels are maintained and ensure packaging and product presentation is in a sellable condition at all times.
  • Maintain merchandise standards in accordance with Bunnings standards, including keeping the area clean & tidy and the shelves stocked.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Bunnings including following up on all orders, customer inquiries etc

The successful applicants will have:

  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Intermediate computer/IT skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • The ability to work well as part of a team as well as working autonomously
  • A good work ethic, and be honest and reliable
  • Previous experience merchandising would be an advantage
  • Full drivers licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg

Hours: Each visit to each store will be approximately two hours long. However, we need someone with enough flexibility to work longer hours if required during peak times, and additional visits for promotions, staff training, etc. You will be paid a set rate per visit to the stores, along with an hourly wage for extra visits that are required. Mileage is paid between the stores.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

 

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Merchandiser - Hamilton

Mid January 2022 start

Daltons Ltd are suppliers of bulk and bagged growing media and landscape products to many of NZ’s leading landscapers, retailers and nurseries.

This role is responsible for merchandising in the Te Rapa and Hamilton South Bunnings stores twice each week, on Monday and Thursday. The merchandiser is responsible for assisting Daltons to drive sales through Bunnings by ensuring their products are merchandised and maintained to their high standards.

The role is part time and involves approximately 2 hours in each store on a Monday and Thursday - so 4 hours each Monday and 4 hours each Thursday.

The successful applicants will need to have excellent people skills to ensure they effectively build relationships with the Bunnings team members to ensure they have a common goal to meet customer expectations.

Key tasks include:

  • Complete the vendor in-store call cycle schedule that includes two visits per week per store (two stores for each role): Monday for ordering and Thursday for checking stock levels, general tidiness and placement of product.
  • Provide product training to team members to ensure they are familiar with the features and benefits of the supplier’s products.
  • Place orders for Bunnings to insure minimum stock levels are maintained and ensure packaging and product presentation is in a sellable condition at all times.
  • Maintain merchandise standards in accordance with Bunnings standards, including keeping the area clean & tidy and the shelves stocked.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Bunnings including following up on all orders, customer inquiries etc

The successful applicants will have:

  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Intermediate computer/IT skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • The ability to work well as part of a team as well as working autonomously
  • A good work ethic, and be honest and reliable
  • Previous experience merchandising would be an advantage
  • Full drivers licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg

Hours: Each visit to each store will be approximately two hours long. However, we need someone with enough flexibility to work longer hours if required during peak times, and additional visits for promotions, staff training, etc. You will be paid a set rate per visit to the stores, along with an hourly wage for extra visits that are required. Mileage is paid between the stores.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

Apply online
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