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Arborist/ Vegetation Cutter

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Published By

Northpower Limited

Published Date

20 July 2023

Job Location

Whangārei, New Zealand

About the Job

The Role

No two days will be the same, as you will experience a variety of work in a range of challenging environments which will extend your knowledge and capabilities. You'll be joining a tight knit team based in the Whangarei Depot and be responsible for:

  • Upkeep and maintain powerline network standards by reducing the risk caused by vegetation.

  • Undertake tree removal and trimming to meet the Network standards

  • Responsibly operate and maintain EWP’s, Brush Chippers, Chainsaws, Hot sticks and Pole saws including all vegetation plant and equipment.

  • Be available for afterhours fault work and storm response (rostered)

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 undertake testing as part of your pre-employment health assessment as well as participating in our annual health assessment programme.

Who we’re looking for

To be considered for this role you'll need to be an experienced Arborist with Arboriculture qualifications. Previous experience working around the high voltage network would be an advantage but definitely not a deal-breaker. Along with this, you’ll also have:

  • Minimum Level 3 NZQA Arboriculture Qualified or above or working towards your qualification while having good field experience.

  • Experience in climbing, felling, pruning, rigging and dismantling trees

  • A full clean NZ class 1 driver’s licence (Class 2 & 5 desirable)

  • Off road and 4-wheel driving experience (training provided)

  • Ability to cope with the physical demands of the job along with a strong commitment to health and safety

  • Liaising with customers in a professional and polite manner to ensure that they understand their safety is maintained.

  • A great attitude and a willingness to be part of a team

  • Opportunity to upskill and further career paths.

About us

Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangarei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers. We have invested in new technologies that have modernised our network and future proof our regions. Using the latest in digital risk assessing to reduce the risk caused by vegetation. We also provide contracting services to our partners - other network owners and operators across the North Island.

We offer an excellent remuneration package including health monitoring, discounted health care.

We have over 1,300 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.

Get in touch!

If you’re looking to power your career in the electrical space and have a great can-do attitude, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to our careers website and search for #Req939

Unfortunately applications from international candidates or those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered.

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies. If you're interested in a role with us we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).

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