Vegetation Patroller/Arborist

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Published By

WEL networks

Published Date

11 July 2022

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


As a Vegetation Patroller/Arborist, you will be responsible for assessing and packaging the vegetation work for our Arborists, as well as supporting the team to implement and deliver the work.

Here at WEL we are working towards changing the approach to utility arboriculture and focusing our efforts on tree health and aesthetic values.


Your role will include supporting and working with the team to demonstrate the following:


  • Liaise with the customers of the Vegetation Management Unit

  • Assessing and packaging work for our maintenance crews and bringing in business for us

  • Implement tree and vegetation control measures - trimming or removing vegetation/trees



About you


We are looking for someone who possesses the following:


  • Experienced, qualified Arborist

  • A good understanding of trees and compliance requirements around network lines

  • Can work autonomously, with integrity and commitment

  • Committed to returning home safe every day - looking after yourself and those around you



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.


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Applications close on Saturday, 6 August 2022.

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.