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06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

able personnel logo white

06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Able Personnel Hastings




recruitment agencies hastings nz



Back to Business

We've come out of lockdown and straight into winter along with a whole bunch of candidates ready for their next opportunity!

Quality Candidates

At ABLE Personnel we have an exceptional selection of quality permanent, temporary and contract candidates on our books. Here’s a taste of what we can offer; there are other quality candidates on our books:

Qualified Auto Electrician – 55676501
Great candidate. Is looking for a permanent role where he can use his extensive skills and experience. NZ resident, clean drivers license, trade cert in Automotive Electrical Engineering, Current AVIC (WOF issuing authority), NZ Gas filler Refrigerant Licence, excellent customer service and computer skills.

Shift Engineer – 55764649
Pre-plant checks, coal and LFO Boiler logs, operational procedures (getting stem from boilers to production plant), stainless steel and mild steel fabrication and pipe fitting. Compressor servicing, welding using MIG, TIG and ARC. Workshop Health and Safety rep. Young, fit and energetic. Happy to consider nights and weekends.

Administration Assistant – 31099259
Time sheet entry into Infusion and MYOB IMS Payroll, Import of data into the Xero Accounting System, Daily, monthly bank reconciliations and reporting. Debtor and Creditor processing, monthly and daily filing. Weekly & monthly payment run preparation. Infusion job cost system data Entry, Health & Safety File management. Implementing new filing systems electronically. Implementing new processing systems and procedures, purchase order entry, import files to Xero, daily & monthly Bank Reconciliations. Internal and external Freight consignments.

Account Manager / Business Development – 52604492
A Senior Account and Business Development Manager who has out of the ordinary relationship building skills. There’s pride, tenacity and drive in this candidate. His follow up, attention to detail and genuine manner are second to none. Plus he’s always on the lookout for new business! Industry experience includes sales in digital marketing at a senior level, sales in IT managed services and IT solutions, B2B sales across varied industries. Education includes Sales Management, advanced selling skills, conflict management and winning account strategies. Notice period: one month, Salary $65k+

Finance Systems Analyst/Finance Operations Manager – 45061014
A finance systems and process professional with in-depth, practical understanding of transacting operations, process analysis and system implementations. Highly experienced in ERP and Finance systems as user and implementation team member. Master of Business Administration, Finance, Australian Institute of Business. Available now and happy with temp, contract or maybe even perm.

Plumber / Gasfitter / Drainlayer – 44774235
Moving to HB for lifestyle and to be close to family. Experience with both commercial and domestic work. This candidate loves surfing, golf and 4-wheel driving. Is looking for permanent work but would consider long term temp or contract work.

Finance Manager / Controller – 31300866
Her finance skills are very much hands on, and data driven with an absolute focus on clean data results. Continuous improvement is very strong in her skill set having a strong background in manufacturing accounting, foreign exchange, treasury, and systems audit to ensure and achieve results. Current member of the Institute of Directors NZ). Has also had hands on practical experience working with all Stakeholders, External parties, Boards and reporting to Boards.

Race Car Mechanic / Good all-rounder – 55765724
Looking for contract/temp work. Good kiwi bloke with global experience in the motor industry. Qualified Mechanic, Forklift OSH certificate, Class 5 licence. Works calmly and constructively under pressure and excellently in a team environment. Build trailers, gates and will turn his hand to anything.

Design Engineer – 31305352
An experienced Manufacturing Engineer. Great track record of controlling projects from quotation through to the product being received. Enjoys designing customer interaction, quoting, and working in a team. Enjoys designing and developing new products and components using 3D software. Also worked as an Electronics Assembler.

Experienced Storeperson – 55692277
Experienced Storeperson in all aspects of daily functions in warehouse including picking, dispatch, receiving, RF scanning, high reach/counterbalance forklift, LO operation and stock control. Certificate in 111 Warehousing. Great candidate, excellent work ethic.

Logistics/Sales Support – 31306929
Customer Service between Business clients and Personal clients, General Office Administration
Ordering and dispatching cases/pallets of Wine both for National and Export to China UK & Europe. Liaising with New Zealand Warehouse and Overseas Warehouse for Dispatch
Sales Support. Arrange orders from PO to Invoice. MPI and Customs Paperwork. Levies and Excise Duties

Accountant –31300971
Looking for temp, contract, or permanent work. Processes weekly management and financial accounts including commentary and variance analysis. Prepare monthly BS reconciliations, review GST and PAYE returns, prepare and review costings, manage cash book, debtors, trade loans and cashflow forecast plus much much more. A must-see CV.

Process / Factory Worker – 54977811 
This candidate is your typical kiwi bloke. He is a family orientated person with strong friendships who prides himself on his work ethic and draws satisfaction from a job well done. He is physically fit and strong, honest, punctual, resilient, reliable and is mechanically minded and can connect with people from all ages and all walks of life. Experience and skills in quality control, cleaning, water blasting, boning, construction labourer, stocking and stacking shelves and customer service skills.

Procurement & Export Logistics Manager – 5567577
Looking for his next great role. Manages export documentation process, shipping requirements and various international country specific trade requirements in over 20 countries. Review monitor and improved internal shipping processes. Daily purchasing, offshore procurement, inwards goods receipt procedures and forecasting.

Sales & Account Manager – 31307780
Fulltime or part-time. An extensive and successful background in Sales and Account Management within high-end hotels / lodges, tourism and hospitality equip this candidate to transfer her exceptional skills into a role across industries requiring the following skillsets in a Sales or Account Manager: sales processes and negotiation, relationship building, business development and planning, sales presentations and tender submissions.
Notice period: one month, Salary: OTE 70k

Administration – Finance and Logistics Sectors – 38217462 
Data accuracy, systems and a strength working in Excel are key components this experienced candidate brings to a role. Starting his career as a Bank Officer he’s also worked with the MSD and ACC in various roles. A latter role was shipping / inventory documentation. The satisfaction of setting up and improving systems, plus a natural willingness towards his work make him a very employable candidate. Available for permanent, temporary or contract roles.

Retail Shop Manager / BDM / Account Manager - 51903327
Her personality, energy and positive approach, plus the fact she’s set up and owned a franchised business prior to re-locating to Hawkes Bay are all components making this person a 6 star candidate. She’s a self-starter, passionate and motivated to achieve goals. Challenges are what she seeks. Sales and Marketing are other strengths to her bow. Available for permanent, temporary or contract roles.

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic – 55717740 
Qualified Earthmoving Equipment (Diesel Mechanic) with 8 years working experience in the mechanical field as a Field Service Mechanic. Experience working on Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hyundai, Volvo, Hamm, Sakai and Liebherr as well as working on mining and construction equipment. Good with fault finding and troubleshooting, can diagnose and troubleshoot both mechanical and electrical faults. Currently based in Auckland and looking to move out of this region.

Office / Finance Administrator / Receptionist – 54819489 
Seasoned Office / Finance Administrator with experience in capturing and processing of invoices, receipts, debtors reconciliations, full administration functions such as ordering stationery, petty cash, arranging appointments, reception duties, credit control, balancing of bank statements, reception duties, answering phones, screening calls, welcoming clients and visitors. Friendly, helpful, hardworking, reliable and able to deal with work related stress.

Process Worker / Labourer – 55048355 
Experience in the meat industry as a process worker / labourer. Sound knowledge of the farming / meat industry and looking to take his skills and experience to the next step. Willing to learn, hardworking, reliable, team player willing to work alongside a team and reaching the end goal. He is a fast learner, well mannered and extremely well presented and takes pride in his work.

Production Supervisor / Manager – 55570126
Holds almost 30 years working experience withing various FMCG manufacturing plants. A strong and motivated leader with a passion for coaching and mentoring staff, has a zero tolerance for waste, production planning, reaching production targets, stock takes, customer service, building and maintaining relationships with clients/customers, staff management, sound knowledge in running and managing all aspects of production. Made redundant due to COVID-19, is available immediately.

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Thank you for your excellent service while helping me on my journey to a new career. It has been a pleasure dealing with you during this process. I would recommend ABLE's services to anyone i meet who is seeking employment. And will do so.

Once again thanks, Technical Field Officer

Morgan Lindsay

I want to say thanks for all your efforts, you have been amazing and we really appreciate the help and assistance you have supplied us with.

Account Manager and an Administrator, recently returned from Overseas

Travis Woods - Account Manager/ Administrator

Thanks for your help and communication, easily the best personnel company and person I have dealt with.

Heavy Machinery Operator

Tim Dorward - Heavy Machinery Operator

I have found ABLE Personnel to be a recruitment agency who actually works for both candidates and employers to make the best match for both parties. Able deserve the best feedback - great team to work with. Realistic, friendly, approachable people whom go the extra mile to supply an excellent service.

Production Planner and Supply Chain Coordinator

Maryanne Coley - Production Planner

We were really impressed with the service we received from Sonya and the team, right from the initial e-mail listing the position. We were kept informed at all stages. Sonya was really interested in what we were doing and helped us find the right candidate. We will certainly call on Able Personnel again.

Greg Wells, Director

TCL Accountants

Firstlight Foods in Hawkes Bay have been a regular user of Able Personnel’s services in the last 10 years. The level of service is always prompt & professional and the applicants they provide are of a high quality. Able can help across the spectrum from temporary assignments to senior management recruiting.

Thanks & Regards

Firstlight Foods

We have engaged the services of Able Personnel since 2013 for the recruitment of professional and non-professional rural based positions. We have found the service offered to be professional, efficient and committed. The recommendations, reference checking and follow up have been excellent. Their consultants’ communication and dialogue are empathetic and are a valuable part of the assignment. We would strongly recommend their services.

Nochi Trust

It has now been 3 months since my big move from Auckland to Hawkes Bay and I just wanted to touch base to say a big thank you to you and the team at Able Personnel for helping me secure not just employment but one that was a good fit with my goals and career path. It has certainly made my move a lot easier knowing that I had such a competent team looking after my employment options.

From the very first contact when I called to register on your database right through to my employment placement and after, I have been really impressed with the professionalism, friendliness and responsiveness displayed by everyone I dealt with at Able Personnel. I think the people you have at Able Personnel and the experience they bring are beyond compare and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for employment or looking to employ. Once again thank you for all your support and I look forward to catching up again soon.

Kind regards

Charie Bowgett

“We were very happy with the service that you (and Able) have provided. The quality of candidates introduced were of a higher calibre than we anticipated. You were open and approachable and made the process very smooth and easy. We wanted the position filled quickly and Able Personnel assisted in that goal and you actively sought candidates from outside of Able’s existing database. We would use Able Personnel again and will happily recommend your services to other businesses.”

Many thanks

Mel & Rob Douglas, Added Valuation Limited

We recently employed the services of Able Personnel to assist us in our search for a new office/accounts person. Our decision to use a recruitment agency was mostly based on the need to find someone with the right qualifications for the role quickly, and not having available time to see to the entirety of the recruitment process.

After enlightening Able to the person we were seeking, Able advertised the position, met with the applicants, and then sent us a number of CVs so we could get a feel for the prospective employees and their skill sets. In preparation for the CVs, Able compiled reports from referees that had been contacted on our behalf, and required the applicants to complete skills tests relevant to the position. Since these tests and the results are quantifiable, we were able to compare the different applicants against each other and see who we believed to be the most skilled and suitable. From these CVs we then chose a number of people to interview.

Although this number was relatively small, it was still arduous and time consuming, and we were grateful that Able had done most of the ‘donkey work’ for us. It really was about finding the person with the right ‘fit’ for our company, which we believe we have done, and our new office person is settling in well. Throughout this process, communication was good via both emails and calls from Able to keep us up to date with progress on recruitment. Sonya was spot on with her recommendations and we found her to be a straight shooter which we appreciated. We would recommend Able to anyone requiring new employees. It takes all the hassle out of recruitment and Able weeds out the ‘tyre-kickers’ for you. We would definitely use Able Personnel again.

Warrick Frogley