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Published By

Wel Networks

Published Date

25 May 2023

Job Location

Hamilton, New Zealand

About the Job

About WEL Networks

With around 300 employees WEL Networks, owned by and working for the community, has been serving the Waikato for over 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.

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.


  • Trim or remove vegetation/trees within our network

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

Skills and experience:

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

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 view the job description please follow this link:

Applications close on Thursday, 22 June 2023.

Although we are really keen to fill this role - it is crucial we find the right fit for WEL, so we are prepared to close applications early or leave the role open until we find the right person.

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