Crew Leader (Arborist)

Employer: Nelmac

Role: Crew Leader (Arborist)

Location: Marlborough

Are you heading toward the end of your career and keen to pass on your knowledge?

We’re looking for an experienced climber heading toward the end of their climbing career who would be keen to get into a trainer/crew lead position for our team based in Marlborough. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their Arboriculture career.

We operate a well-equipped team, providing a mixture of work both council and private, such as reductions, removals, line clearance work, and general pruning/hedge trimming and planting. Working as an Arborist for Nelmac Marlborough you’ll join a dynamic and fun team that has a strong focus on delivering quality work for all our customers in the Marlborough area.

In this full-time permanent role, you will take the lead role scoping jobs and take them from start to finish on-site, as well as train and guide less experienced staff. Thus, to be successful in the role you will ideally have:

  • Experience in all aspects of professional arboriculture

  • Full class 1 licence minimum – Class 2 driver preferable

  • Relevant Utility/Power lines qualification preferred, but not essential

  • Competence in rope & harness climbing and EWP operation

  • The ability to deliver safe, efficient, quality work on time and to budget

  • Accurate tree identification skills

  • General mechanical aptitude

  • A great team player with a positive attitude

If you have the right skills, experience, and energy to join us, you’ll be rewarded with great pay as well as varied and interesting work.

How to apply

Please submit your application online via

Applications close: Sunday 18th April 2021 (unless filled prior)

If you have any general questions, or issues regarding submitting your application, or for a copy of the position description please email:

If you have any role-specific questions, please contact:

Jason Giblin, Contracts Manager - Marlborough

M: 027 430 2321 | E:

All applications will be treated in confidence.


NZ Arboricultural Association​

1/23 Alma St, Buxton Sq, Nelson

PO Box 1193, Nelson 7040

04 472 6330

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