Arborist - Climber

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Published By

WEL Networks

Published Date

29 March 2022

Job Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

About the Job

  • Work outdoors using the latest equipment

  • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network

  • Full Medical, Life and Income protection Insurance


About WEL Networks

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 EVs driving changing customer expectations, we are focusing 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 will 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 will include the following:

  • Previous Arborist experience, including climbing

  • 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, life and income protection 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.


To see the job description file please click here 

Closing: 29/04/2022


Please Note: As an essential service, WEL Networks has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to ensure we can continue to deliver our services and keep our community safe. We require all our employees (and visitors to WEL sites) to be fully vaccinated.