Symons Vacancies


We pride ourselves on providing the best in innovative transport solutions delivered safely and efficiently. And we need more great drivers to join this all-star team across the North Island.

Symons Transport is a family-owned Taranaki business providing a wide range of transport services, including, among others, the oil and gas industry and bulk transportation of food products. We are renowned for keeping the smiles on customers' faces through our customer-first focus, utilising world class equipment, continuously improving systems, and boasting a motivated and highly skilled team.

Positions Currently Available: 

  • Class 5 DG Bulk Tanker Driver (New Plymouth-based, full time)
  • Class 5 DG Bulk Tanker Driver (Hawera-based, full time)
  • Class 5 Bulk Tanker Driver (New Plymouth-based, full time)
  • Class 5 Bulk Tanker Driver (Hawera-based, full time)
  • Class 5 Flatdeck Driver (Taranaki-based, full time)
  • Class 5 Tipper Driver (Taranaki-based, full time)

Note: As we continue to grow we often have new casual and permanent positions come available for other classes and specialties. If Symons sounds like you, and you like to be considered for future permanent or seasonal work, please join our Symons Standby Squad (click for details).

What We Offer:

  • The highest quality, well presented trucks
  • Competitive remuneration with incentive schemes, including up to $1200 fleet care bonus
  • Away allowances and referral schemes
  • Engaging variety of work
  • A supportive employment environment
  • Staff social club
  • Free medical and health insurance
  • Paid day off on your birthday

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 

We are looking for looking for Class 5 drivers to join our dynamic team. The successful applicants will possess the following key attributes:

  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Well-presented
  • A strong focus on health and safety
  • Class 5 Licence
  • DG Licence and Bulk Handlers Certificate an advantage
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Able to use a smart device for payroll, dockets and vehicle inspections
  • Be customer focused
  • Ability to work shift work

Application Details

Note: Permanent positions are currently only available to individual's based in Taranaki, however we have a number of casual positions on offer across the North Island and we are constantly securing new opportunities to base out of different areas, so keep in touch. WANT TO MOVE TO THE MIGHTY TARANAKI? If you are an experienced Class 5 Driver and interested in relocating to Taranaki for permanent employment, please complete this application and contact for more information on how Symons can assist you with relocation to this beautiful region, which was recently voted #2 region in the world by Lonely Planet.

Personal Information


Do you suffer from any physical, mental or health condition likely to affect the full performance of your duties? This includes any current/previous ACC Claims within the last 2 years. If Yes, give brief details:
Have you ever been diagnosed with/ and treated for occupational over-use syndrome or any other similar condition? If Yes, give brief details:
In your past employment have you been exposed to any of the following; noise, solvents, asbestos, skin irritants, heavy metals, infectious metals? If Yes, give brief details:
Do you have a predisposition to any other condition that you are aware of, including but not limited to asthma, heart or respiratory problems, high blood pressure or communicable diseases (eg. HIV, Hepatitis).

Additional Information

If your application is successful, when could you start work?
Note: Detail company name, position held & approx. start & finish dates. Or attach CV in next field.
Please upload your CV. This may be in plain text, pdf or Word document format. Any issues please contact Rachael during office hours 06 751 9221. If you do not have a CV please include past 5 years employment above.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Please give name, contact number and relationship of first work referee
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Work Experience

Choose the options which most describe your level of experience for each category.


Entitlement to work in NZ

If so, please provide visa expiration date.
Any questions or comments you would like to have recorded.

TORO check authorisation

Please upload a copy of both the front and back of your drivers licence (use the field below if you have two separate files to upload) - If you do not hold a Drivers Licence please upload some form of ID. File must not exceed 2MB. If you are unable to upload using this webform, please email copy to or call Rachael on 06 751 9221.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf.
I consent to Symons Group using TORO (Transport Organisation Register Online) through the New Zealand Transport Agency for the purposes of ensuring that I am fully licensed at all times and/or to monitor my licence status and activity.


  1. I declare that the answers to the questions in the application are true and correct and I understand that the information requested within this application form is sought to establish my suitability for the position that I am applying and that if I do not provide such information then this application for employment may be rejected.
  2. I note that any offer of employment does not constitute an employment agreement until a separate agreement has been evidenced in writing and signed by Symons Group and myself.
  3. I am not aware of any personal circumstance, medical condition or disability that would limit my ability to adequately perform the role for which I seek appointment.
  4. I accept that, should my application be successful, the foregoing information will form part of my contract of employment and falsification of any information is grounds for dismissal.
  5. By returning this application electronically it is acknowledged that I fully agree with the above declaration.

Applicants invited to an interview will be required to sign this declaration.


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