Arborist / Senior Arborist / Crew leader

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Published By

The Tree People

Published Date

28 July 2022

Job Location

Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand

About the Job

The Tree People want to be the best arboricultural company in New Zealand and put the tree care back into arboriculture. 


Do you love arboriculture and want to help us on our mission?

We’re looking for passionate and likeminded arborists to join our team.


From our depot in Woolston, The Tree People undertakes a wide variety of arboriculture  work for residential and commercial clients throughout Christchurch and the South Island. A family friendly and orientated business, you will be well looked after and have the  opportunity to work on some beautiful properties and to care for some amazing trees. Do what you love, and love what you do – you’ll get to spend your days amongst the  treetops. The Tree People is a great place to work, with great people and great gear, so if you’ve got  what we’re looking for, then give us a holler.


At a minimum, ideally you will have:


  • National Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) completed, working within or towards  Level 4 

  • Full Class 1 Driver’s License

  • At times we’ll need you to be prepared to work, and sometimes stay out of town


Preferably you'll have, but not essential as we'll help get you there...


  • Vegetation powerline clearance experience 

  • Competent EWP operator 

  • Traffic Controller, or STMS or equivalent 

  • Class 2 

  • Experience in transplanting, SRT, rigging, dismantling, felling, crane work, machine assisted felling


We can offer you...


  • A true work-life balance 

  • Opportunities to give back to the community 

  • Performance-based salaries that are reviewed annually or as you progress in your career 

  • Wage / experience pay equity 

  • Opportunity to attend Annual NZARB Conference with travel, accommodation & some  expenses fully paid for 

  • Support you to volunteer, or compete in regional and national tree climbing  competitions 

  • Primary ITO aligned we will support you to continue with any qualifications you are yet to complete, and back you to ensure ongoing career progression if that’s what you want 

  • Barista coffee that’s always hot, and a greeting that’s always friendly 

  • Weekly BBQ’s and deep sea fishing trips per year


We walk the talk, and our people really are our best asset, so finding the right fit for our team is important to us, which means naturally you’ll have…


  • Good time management skills including being punctual with your start times 

  • Ability to use common sense, make decisions, problem solve, know when you’re out of  your depth and will speak up 

  • A great work ethic, a self-starter who leads by example and takes pride in producing  high quality work 

  • A willingness to learn, teach others and be a good team member who carries their  weight on site 

  • Professionalism in your approach, doing it safely and looking out for others 

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Ability to maintain your equipment in good working order 

  • Experience in following job specifications, and the confidence to ask questions and raise  concerns 

  • The desire to contribute to the good of all and happily perform ground-based tasks, traffic management, or pedestrian control duties when needed 

  • A personality that radiates passion for the industry, each other, the work and the clients



The Tree People are an NZARB Approved Contractor. 

Contact us in complete confidence - we will not contact your current employer or talk to anyone about your expression of interest. 

Keen to know more - give one of us a call, text or email today so we can go over it with you. Or apply now by sending a brief cover letter and CV outlining your experience to Melissa  (just hit the "Apply Now" button).


Ra Hammer

Managing Director

021 022 46027

raoni@thetreepeople.nz


Merlissa Thompson

Commercial Manager

022 564 3038

commercial@thetreepeople.nz


Aj Park

Administrator

027 301 4395

office@thetreepeople.nz


All applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand and will be chosen  on their work ethics, professional qualities, personality, and what they can bring to the  team. 

We embrace individuality and therefore do not discriminate by reason of age, gender,  gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality or religious status. 


All applications will be responded to.