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Trainee Arborist

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Published By

Waikato Tree Services

Published Date

15 June 2023

Job Location

Te Awamutu, New Zealand

About the Job

  • Security in a job you enjoy, based in Te Awamutu and within the Waipā Electricity Distribution network

  • Full time, Monday to Friday

  • No qualifications needed to apply! Just a great attitude and willingness to learn.

More about Waipā Networks

With a history in the electricity industry spanning more than 100 years, Waipā Networks owns and operates an electricity network that delivers power to more than 27,000 customers.

Our network is one of the fastest-growing networks in New Zealand, transitioning from a historically rural to a mixed rural, urban, and industrial network. We face many good challenges and have many interesting projects and initiatives lined up. While our business is lean and agile, the canvas is large enough for you to paint on and leave your legacy.

Join us on our mission to provide cost-effective and reliable distribution network ready for the future. We strive to be recognised in our community as a leader in life-improving energy services and solutions and seek your expertise to help us achieve that!

The Role

The purpose of this role is to undertake, as well as co-ordinate aspects of, tree works within government and company regulations.

What you will be doing

  • Undertake tree removal and trimming in the Company’s reticulation area.

  • Perform and assist in tree removal and trimmings for the Company’s contracting business.

  • Responsibly operate and maintain tree trimming and removal plant and equipment.

  • Accurately complete all paperwork required.

  • Liaising with customers professionally and politely where required to ensure they are well communicated with, and their safety is maintained.

  • Be available for urgent after-hours work as required.

About you

A willing attitude and reliability is crucial for this role. You do not need any qualifications for this role, you will be trained on the job.

*Minimum restricted drivers license required

If you have passion for this industry, with a proven record of reliability and showing up for your team, then we also want to hear from you!

You must be someone who works well in a team, and pride yourself in being a GREAT team player.

You take health and safety very seriously alongside your peers, pay close attention to detail and strive to get the job done right the first time.

What’s in it for you?

We offer great benefits, the ability to work overtime when available, meaning more skills to learn, experiences to gain and money to earn, the chance to be part of a growing team with a close-knit and welcoming culture, plus some great and challenging work to be part of.

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