Our vision is to provide a healthy & safe environment where our people are challenged to grow & develop as individuals and succeed as a team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity in the workplace.


It is a requirement of Port Taranaki that all employees are permanent residents of NZ with appropriate working visas. We also require all employees to complete a pre-employment medical check, including drug & alcohol testing.

We do not hold curriculum vitaes on file for any future vacancy that may arise.


NKTT Superintendent

  • Petrochemical industry experience (minimum 5 years)
  • Leadership or Supervisory experience
  • Maritime, Tanker Exposure or working knowledge of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals preferred.

Port Taranaki has a vacancy for a professional and experienced Tanker Terminal Superintendent at the Newton King Tanker Terminal (NKTT). This terminal serves the Petrochemical industry and is a major contributor to the Taranaki economy. It handles a wide range of petrochemical products and bulk liquids including crude oils, methanol and LPG.


Candidates will require a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Petrochemical industry and preferably Maritime or Tanker Exposure with a working knowledge of the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals. Proven leadership experience with ability work in a team environment is critical for this role. In return, you will work within a positive team culture that provides variety and in an environment that fully supports both your professional and personal development.


Key responsibilities include liaising with ships’ masters, port users and staff to ensure the Tanker Terminal operates efficiently. You will be part of a team who is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining safe operating procedures and systems relating to NKTT operations, and ensuring Port Taranaki practices are compliant with the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals. This role will also support our Permit Office, provide operational support in the role of alternate Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), assist with emergency procedures and act as Incident Controller where required.


This role involves day and night shifts so an ability to work flexible working hours is required.
Key attributes sought include:

  • Forward thinking, able to work unsupervised
  • Strong written communication and good interpersonal skills
  • Computer Literate (Excel/Word/Email)
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Previous experience in the Common Permit to Work system
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to developing strong working relationships with all Port customers, suppliers, team members and wider Port staff.
  • PFSO qualification would be advantageous but not essential

Port Taranaki is a leading contributor to health and safety within the region. In this role you will have the ability to demonstrate leadership in health & safety, to own and driving safety initiatives with a focus on continuous learning and improvement.


Applications must include a CV, Cover Letter and application for Employment form.

Apply online at QJumpers here:

Applications close 4pm Monday 30 April.

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  •   Port Taranaki Limited
        Port Taranaki Centre
        2-8 Bayly Road
        PO Box 348
        New Plymouth 4340
        New Zealand
  •   +64 6 7510200
  •   +64 6 7510886
  •   info@porttaranaki.co.nz

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Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is one of New Zealand 's key import and export ports.

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