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:

 

Class 5 Driver - Northland

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 to be based from their Ruakaka Landscape yard. 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. 

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 licences 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 is essential in filling this role. Daltons are looking for applicants that 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.

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Warehouse Team Member - Christchurch

Due to increasing demand Daltons South Island Warehouse, based at Mcleans Island, Christchurch is looking for an additional Warehouse Team Member.

Experience in the following areas is preferred but not essential as training will be provided to the successful applicant:

  • Experience with automated processing equipment
  • Reading production schedules & plans accordingly to maintain the operation of packaging machinery efficiently.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio & percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Planning and time management to ensure machine changeovers happen seamlessly & packaging material is available.
  • Forklift Driving including loading and unloading trucks
  • Picking and packing orders
  • General warehouse duties

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 fulling this role. Daltons are looking for applicants who understand that customers are key to a successful business.

Hours: Generally Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 5 pm, with longer hours required during spring and other busy periods. Saturday work as required.

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

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

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Warehouse Team Member

Warehouse Team Member - Matamata

Daltons, 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, we are looking for an additional team
member to assist in our Warehouse.

Experience in the following areas preferred but not essential as training will be provided to the successful applicant:
•  Experience with automated processing equipment
•  Forklift Driving including loading and unloading trucks
•  Picking and packing orders
•  General warehouse duties

The successful applicant for this role 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 that understand customers are key to a successful business.

Hours: Generally Monday to Friday,
7.30am – 5pm, with longer hours required during spring and other busy periods. Saturday work as required.

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

Apply online
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Warehouse Team Member

Class 2 Truck Driver - Mount Maunganui

Due to increasing demand, Daltons are looking for an experienced truck driver with a Class 2 licence to join their team.

This role is based out of our Mt Maunganui landscape yard. This role involves deliveries of bulk and palletised product. Ideally, the applicant will also have F and W endorsements, but full training will be provided for both licences if required.

The successful applicant will have a positive can-do attitude and a willingness to ensure Dalton’s customers experience 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.

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!

Apply online
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Class 2 Truck

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.

Apply online
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Truck Class 5

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

Apply online
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Truck Class 5

Merchandiser - South Auckland

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 Takanini and Manukau 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: 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.
  • Ensuring 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 customer relationship management skills
  • 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 high level of personal grooming and presentation
  • A good work ethic, and be honest and reliable
  • Previous experience in merchandising would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the landscaping, horticultural industry would be useful but not required
  • Full drivers licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg
  • Be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

Hours: Each visit to each store will be approximately two hours long. However, we need someone with enough flexibility to be able to work longer hours if required during peak times, and also 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 you think you would like to work for a reputable New Zealand business and are flexible with your work hours then please apply.

Apply online
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Merchandiser - Auckland Central

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 Botany, Mt Wellington 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: 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.
  • Ensuring packaging and product presentation is in a sell-able 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 customer relationship management skills
  • 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 high level of personal grooming and presentation
  • A good work ethic, and be honest and reliable
  • Previous experience merchandising would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the landscaping, horticultural industry would be useful but not required
  • Full drivers licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg
  • Be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.


Hours: Each visit to each store will be approximately two hours long. However, we need someone with enough flexibility to be able to work longer hours if required during peak times, and also 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 you think you would like to work for a reputable New Zealand business and are flexible with your work hours then please apply.

Apply online
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merchandiser