Utility Arborists

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Published By

Arb Innovations Ltd

Published Date

1 March 2022

Job Location

Masterton, New Zealand

About the Job

Arb Innovations Ltd is a locally owned and operated company based in the Wellington Region. We have several depots, with our main office located in the Hutt Valley, Wellington. And our Wairarapa depot is based near Masterton. We are a modern and expanding company using modern equipment and new ideas. We are passionate about what we do and have a great friendly culture amongst our staff.


We are looking for experienced Utility Arborists to join our expanding Wairarapa Team (qualified Level 3 Utility Arb NZQA minimum requirement).


The positions are full-time positions 40 - 45 hours per week minimum. More hours are available if requested.


The Utility Arborist roles carry a variety of work from large tree removals, climbing, machine-assisted felling through to fine pruning, EWP pruning, and manual pruning around utility powerlines.

To be considered suitable for the Utility Arborist positions, it is preferable that you have the following:


  • Experienced working around utility networks maintaining vegetation.

  • Level 3 Utility Arborist Qualification (Minimum requirement, non-negotiable). However, if you have an NZQA level 4 qualification in Arboriculture we can provide the appropriate training to obtain your Utility Arborist Qualification.

  • Experience using EWP's and carrying out manual climbing techniques for the management of vegetation around network assets.

  • Minimum Class 1 full NZ driver license, Class 2 preferred, Class 5 great (we can provide full driver training for the right candidate).

  • WTR license endorsements an advantage.

  • Have a strong and safe work ethic with a production-focused personality, a drive for quality, along with a willingness to learn, progress and improve.

  • Have a good level of fitness and are a team player with a positive attitude (non-negotiable).


In return, we are offering a competitive remuneration package for the right candidates along with the opportunity to grow and define your career with a company that's striving for the best. While we work efficiently and productively, we have a strong focus on health and safety in our work along with a work-life balance approach to our culture.


Arb innovations are involved in all aspects of arboriculture and carry out work for residential clients, commercial clients, Utility Operators, and local councils. We are also an NZArb Approved Contractor.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical and drug test.


If you're interested please apply clicking the 'Apply now' button below or contact the office on 0800 ARB LTD