Mail officer/forklift - melbourne north parcel delivery centre (somerton)

Melbourne VIC Casual, Permanent $26.96 an hour Job no: 111111

Work type: Casual Full Time, Permanent Full Time

Location: VIC - Metro

Categories: Delivery

With the increasing shift to online services and digital communications, our parcels network is key to driving the modernisation of our business and ensuring we continue to meet the contemporary needs of our customers.

Inclusive workforce that promotes a healthy work life balance

Above average 12% Superannuation

Full training provided

About the role

We’re opening a new exciting facility based in Somerton and are looking for Mail Officers who have experience operating a forklift to support the daily parcel operations.

Below are the available employment options, please select your preference in the application form:

Permanent Full-time (ongoing)

Afternoon shift

Monday – Friday

Full time hours

3:45pm to 11:36pm

$42,186 per annum + 12% superannuation (rates differ for employees under 21, penalties apply)

Casual Full-time (ongoing)

Afternoon shift

Monday – Friday

Full time hours

12:00am to 7:51am

$26.96 per hour + 12% superannuation (rates differ for employees under 21, penalties apply)

As you’d expect, plenty of parcels comes through Australia Post’s Post Offices and delivery facilities every day – and our parcel sorting teams make sure every delivery gets where it needs to.

In this role, you’ll:
Drive forklifts safely and efficiently

Operate forklifts to load and unload ULDs (unit load device — cage used to transport mail) on to trucks

Complete daily vehicle maintenance checks as necessary.

Lift up to 16kg occasionally

Manually sort the mail and parcels that arrives at your workplace each day ready for our posties to go out on the roads

Loading and unloading parcels and small packets by handling bags, trays and containers

Stand on your feet for extended periods

Participate and contribute to a safety leadership culture and manage all safety activities

What are we looking for?

Forklift drivers must hold a current state based Forklift licence (LF) with a minimum of 3 months experience

A friendly, reliable and considerate personality – with a real knack for communicating and interacting with others

A quick learner who can maintain a high standard of work

Strong memory recall and hand / eye coordination abilities

A commitment to Australia Post’s Occupational Health and Safety standards

The flexibility to stay until the job’s done if need be, work different shifts – and a real desire to help the team.

We also want to hear from licenced Forklift drivers who can cover the primary forklift shifts.

The Australia Post philosophy

For us, a diverse, inclusive and enjoyable culture is the foundation for great work. It’s why we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities and cultures, and promote a flexible way of working that enables a genuine work-life balance.

Plus, our unique scale and scope means there are outstanding opportunities for career growth and personal development, whatever your ambitions.

About the recruitment process:
Our recruitment team will discuss your motivation and pre-requisites of the role using a mix of competency, behavioural and video interview questions. You may then be invited to participate in an Experience Day, held at our Somerton Parcel Delivery Facility located at 50 – 70 Stanley Drive Somerton to gain further understanding of the role, team environment and hear directly from our supervisors about the job. You will also need to clear a series of pre-employment checks including medical, drug & alcohol screening, police checks.

We’ve got a big history. Be part of our future.

Advertised: 14 Aug 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 27 Aug 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Australia Post


Posted: 14 August 2019

Will be removed: 29 August 2019

Location:  Melbourne, VIC