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Arborists / Senior Arborists Nelson and Blenheim

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Published By

Nelmac Kūmānū

Published Date

13 April 2022

Job Location

Nelson, New Zealand

About the Job

Nelmac Kūmānū’s aboriculture teams are based in sunny Nelson and beautiful Blenheim and have positions for Arborists of all skill levels.

You will get to do a great mixture of street trees, reserve trees, heritage trees and private work. The roles offer huge variety and whether it be big, medium, or small trees, we endeavour to keep you challenged enough to keep the adrenaline flowing.

These are very tight teams, who enjoy the work they do, are supportive and welcoming to new team members.

Ongoing training is provided, and the manager makes it his business to provide on job targeted training at every opportunity to give you the best chance to grow your skills and career.

Nelmac is a very safety conscious company who understand the risks involved working in this field and provide you with modern plant, equipment and quality PPE including protos helmets with comms, and climbing kits to help keep you safe.

Market rates paid relevant to qualifications and experience.

This is a chance to live in a great location at the top of the South Island, work with a supportive, fun team and develop your arboriculture career.

For a Senior Arborist role, you will take on responsibility for leading jobs, while mentoring our less experienced Arborists. We will provide you with up-to-date climbing gear and a great working environment.

Ideally you’ll have:

  • A National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 4, working on level 4, or an equivalent standard

  • Class 2 driver’s licence however you will be put through this licence at Nelmac’s expense.

  • Experience in all aspects of professional arboriculture contracting including lines work (close approach an advantage)

  • Competence in rope and harness climbing, EWP and SRT operation experience preferred

  • A commitment to safe, efficient, quality work

  • A general mechanical aptitude

Why join us:

  • Excellent plant and equipment

  • Strong team culture

  • Ongoing training and support to progress your career

  • Flexible working arrangements including part time, negotiable

  • Opportunity for some overtime

  • Cell phone provided

If you have the skills, experience, and energy to join us, we’d love you to make contact.

Please note that applicants must have a current full drivers’ licence, NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening, background and ACC checks.

If you have any role-specific questions, please contact by E: HR Recruitment at or M: 027 8805175

How to apply: Click the "apply" button below to get to our Careers web page and submit your online application.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

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