Forklift Operator / Yard Hand

  • Contract
  • Temporary

Website Qube

About this Job


At Qube, we recognise that our people are our most important asset and are the engine that drives our organisation, playing a vital role in ensuring our business achieve our objectives and deliver on our commitments.

Qube Ports provides port solutions and logistics services with bulk and general handling facilities in over 40 Australian, New Zealand and South East Asian ports.

Qube Ports manages 25 sites for the forestry industry in Australia and New Zealand and is also the leading provider of supply chain logistics services to the energy sector, supporting thousands of onshore wells and rig supply vessels, barges and offshore construction vessels annually.

We lead the market in providing purpose-designed solutions for our customers, handling containers, bulk, automotive and general cargo.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Forklift Operator/Yard Hand to assist our Broome Operations!


The primary purpose of the Forklift Operator/Yard Hand is to assist with the loading of vehicles, maintain stock control and support the overall facility work scopes.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance of all yard procedures
  • Coordination of trucks, cranes and other vehicles or equipment through the facility
  • Monitor and document containers going on and off Marine Vessels
  • Loading and unloading of offshore containers, freight and specialist equipment
  • Load restraint
  • Correct operation and use of yard / warehouse equipment including hand trolleys pallet jacks, scales, air compressors, high pressure water cleaners, loading ramps, fuel pumps, etc
  • Stuffing and de-stuffing of offshore containers
  • Unloading and loading of drill pipe and casing
  • Inspection and maintenance of containers, slings and lifting equipment
  • Housekeeping of yard area Assist in loading and unloading of lime vehicles for country deliveries
  • Ensure stock control of all received and dispatched containers
  • Ensure all stock is correctly stored in vessel order and to meet customer needs
  • Ensure efficient operation of site’s plant and equipment
  • Provide support in operations area as required
  • Complying with all HSE policies and procedures
  • Tally and reconciliation of material against con notes, manifests, packing lists, stock count sheets, etc.
  • Sorting and organisation of Customer goods
  • Accurate and timely completion and processing of all transport and logistics paperwork (con notes, manifests, etc.)
  • Basic inspection of customer goods and equipment for signs of wear or damage
  • Clean vehicles, equipment and customer goods using high pressure water cleaners and air compressors as required
  • Perform daily ‘’pre-start’’ checks and inspections on all plant and equipment prior to use
  • Report all damages, faulty equipment, incidents or accidents in a timely manner
  • Correct and safe operation of all vehicles


  • To comply with Qube’s health and safety policy and procedure

In addition, Zero Harm reflects our belief that we operate in an environment where risks are managed, and that work does not impact on our people’s health and wellbeing.

Avoid Taking Unjustifiable Risks

  • Identify, assess, and report all known and newly identified hazards and incidents in the workplace.
  • Implement effective risk controls.
  • Participate in the monitoring, review and evaluation of implemented risk controls.
  • Stop work where there is an imminent danger and escalate to the appropriate supervisor/manager.

Avoid Causing Harm

  • Do not engage in bullying or harassment in the workplace.
  • Engage in safe work practices.
  • Treat fellow employees, contractors, clients, and the public with respect

Follow the Safety, Health & Environmental System

  • Follow the requirements of the SHEMS documentation including Rules, Procedures, and Instructions
  • Identify system shortcomings and opportunities for improvement.

Be Prepared to Work Safely

  • Report to duty in a fit state, free from fatigue the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment and operate plant equipment safely.
  • Participate in consultation activities regarding matters affecting your health, safety, and welfare.
  • Participate in relevant safety training and maintaining your safety related competencies.
  • Engage in Work only when in possession of required and current Certificates of Competence

Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience or relevant Supply Base Experience
  • High risk forklift ticket
  • Ability to work autonomously using proactive approach to task resolution
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to work in a demanding environment
  • Holder of a current MSIC clearance or able to obtain
  • Familiarity and knowledge of products and equipment common to the construction industry, oil and gas Drilling campaigns and the broader Logistics industry
  • Understanding of current Load Restraint standards and requirements
  • Basic understanding of warehousing and inventory principles and practices
  • Adequate numeracy and literacy
  • Understanding of requirements for handling and consigning dangerous goods
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation impacting on the role and the business
  • The ability to work as an integrated team
  • Ability to receive both written and verbal instructions and complete requested tasks accordingly
  • Ability to identify problems or hazards and make alternative suggestions
  • Manual driver’s license required
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to work in a demanding and isolated environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable Commonwealth/State Safety and Environmental legislation and standards, Main Road Heavy vehicle legislation and permitting standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of people
  • Ability to work autonomously using proactive approach to task resolution
  • Ability to work well within a small team environment


  • High Risk elevated work platform ticket
  • Dangerous Goods certification by road

Key Competencies/Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Managing risk
  • Planning & Problem solving ability
  • Negotiation skills
  • Focus on safety
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer focused and responsive to customer requirements
  • Performance and task driven
  • Analytical & financial understanding
  • Time management


At Qube, we recognise that our people are our most important asset and are the engine that drives our organisation, playing a vital role in ensuring our business achieve our objectives and deliver on our commitments. We believe that attracting the right people and rewarding performance is vital for success.


  • Up to 50% off gyms, studios, active wear, healthy meals, supplements, recovery and more through the Qube Fit program.
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Special paid leave to participate in volunteering activities
  • Unlimited access to employee assistance program delivered through Benestar
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to Qube wellbeing program

This is an exciting opportunity to join a business that is experiencing rapid growth and continued leadership. Apply now!

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