Arborist

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Published By

WEL Networks

Published Date

11 October 2021

Job Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

About the Job

About WEL Networks


With around 270 employees, owned by and working for the community, WEL Networks has been serving the Waikato for 100 years, distributing power from the national grid, connecting over 160,000 people to electricity services.


Based in Hamilton, we play an essential role in the region's economic and social development by identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region. We're excited to be broadening our horizons as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility.


As the world is going through a period of significant change and adjusting to a new normal, so too is WEL Networks. With the energy landscape changing at pace, through the acceleration of Electrification, Solar, Batteries, and EV's driving changing customer expectations, we are focussing now more than ever on unlocking our energy potential and realising our vision: to create an innovative energy future.


We are looking for skilled, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in supporting the company through this exciting new chapter and into the future.


About the role


Here at WEL we are working towards changing the approach to utility arboriculture and focusing our efforts on tree health and aesthetic values.


As an Arborist, you will join our Vegetation team to implement vegetation control measures that meet operational and safety objectives in a cost effective manner.


Responsibilities include the following:


  • Trim or remove vegetation/trees within our network

  • Prepare, maintain and operate a range of Arborist's tools and equipment


Skills and experience include the following:


  • Previous Arborist experience

  • Commitment to Health and Safety

  • Formal Qualifications preferred (as well as class 2, 4 or 5 driver's licence)

  • EWP experience (favourable but not essential)


Staff benefits


At WEL, we look after our people - from full medical and life insurance cover, and a variety of flexible working options, to the safest equipment and plenty of upskilling opportunities. We will also help you with relocation expenses when moving into the Waikato.


We are committed to making sure our people go home safe every day, and with a drug and alcohol free worksite we will require you to take a drug and alcohol test before you join us.


How to apply


At WEL we value diversity and innovation, and want extraordinary people with vision to join us. It is important to us that we get to experience a little bit of the 'real you' in your application. Apply now with your CV and please take the time in a cover letter to tell us what really floats your boat - what sets you apart, why you want to be a part of our team and some of your proudest achievements.


View the full position description for more details and if this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply!


Closing date: 12 November 2021