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Contract Supervisor – Pukekohe

Location: Pukekohe

Who are we?

Asplundh are a US owned vegetation management company, providing safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers, ranging from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

The opportunity?

An opportunity has arisen for a Contract Supervisor to manage our Pukekohe based contracts which include Burial and Sexton Services, the Waikato Council Grounds Maintenance Contract, and private Grounds Maintenance Contracts.

Duties involve:

  • Leading and managing staff
  • Carrying out audits for Health, Safety and Quality
  • Effective and efficient planning and scheduling of resource according to client and Company demands
  • Effective communication with staff and clients, attendance of staff and client meetings
  • Tracking of schedules, costs, revenue and profit including updating and submission of reports
  • Pricing
  • On call duties to support and assist the Sexton team

Ideally you:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising staff in a similar situation
  • Have proven technical ability
  • Are organised and methodical
  • Are a problem solver and have a high level of ownership over issues
  • Are personable and see yourself as part of a team
  • Are computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Are familiar with and able to use mobile web-enabled devices
  • Are a quick thinker with the ability to interpret and provide technical information – this can include mechanical / chemical basics etc.
  • Hold a class 2 licence

A qualification such as a National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) or equivalent is not essential however is certainly looked upon favourably.

Interested?

This is an exciting, varied role that won’t last long – get in quick with your CV and Cover Letter, stating your salary expectation and why you are the ideal candidate for the position. The successful candidate will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV and covering letter to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Amenity Parks Maintenance

Location: Central Otago

Asplundh provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

We are seeking an Amenity Parks Maintenance person to be based in Central Otago, to perform a variety of duties including construction of garden landscapes and maintenance of sports fields and parks.

Your duties will include:

  • Mow, trim edges, cut and clean up uncontrolled weeds on sports fields and parks
  • Ensure paths and walkways are free from debris such as leaves, plant material and litter by sweeping or other means
  • Replant, top-dress, water and fertilise sports field turf using dry and liquid chemicals
  • Spray for prevention of weeds and eradication of pests, fungus, and harmful insects
  • Interpret and assist to utilise monthly schedules for renovations, fertiliser applications, weed spraying, condition of sports turf and general ground maintenance. Make recommendations where appropriate
  • Undertake a variety of maintenance tasks such as litter bins, seating, picnic tables, play facilities, BBQ’s boardwalks, pedestrian bridges, fences and gates.
  • Perform general gardening duties.

Ideally you will:

  • Hold a National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) (not essential as training can be provided)
  • Have a passion for the outdoors
  • Be flexible
  • Be able to work in inclement  weather conditions
  • Have an excellent work ethic, reliable transport and exceptional time management skills
  • Are fit and healthy with a positive attitude
  • Are confident in using and maintaining garden care equipment
  • Hold a Full class 1 Drivers Licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle

We are an alcohol, drug and smoke free company who hold safety as our key priority. Successful applicants are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

Please email your CV and Cover Letter to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Contract Supervisor - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Who are we?

Asplundh are a US owned vegetation management company, providing safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers, ranging from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

The opportunity?

An opportunity has arisen for a Contract Supervisor to be based in Remuera, managing our Tree Operations, dealing with the Council and private clients.

Duties involve:

  • Leading and managing staff
  • Carrying out audits for Health, Safety and Quality
  • Effective and efficient planning and scheduling of resource according to client and Company demands
  • Effective communication with staff and clients, attendance of staff and client meetings
  • Tracking of schedules, costs, revenue and profit including updating and submission of reports
  • Pricing

Ideally you will:

  • Have at least 5 yrs Arb related commercial experience
  • Hold a minimum of Level 4 Arb qualification
  • Be able to effectively manage crews and plant
  • Have sound knowledge of the Arb. Industry and Regulations
  • Have great organisational skills
  • Be competent with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ideally hold a current HT license minimum Class 2, or the ability to gain this licence
  • Be a team player
  • Have a proven record of taking ownership and completing tasks

This is a busy role that requires a strong work ethic and a personality that will deliver a high level of client service and production.

Interested?

This is an exciting role that won’t last long – get in quick with your CV and Cover Letter, stating your salary expectation and why you are the ideal candidate for the position. The successful candidate will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

Apply online to HR; careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Spray Operator

Location: Mangere

Asplundh provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

We are seeking a Spray Operator to work primarily in South Auckland. You must have a current advanced GROWSAFE certificate and experience with spraying. You will need to be physically fit as there is a lot of walking involved.

Ideally you will:

  • Have a passion for the outdoors
  • Be flexible
  • Be able to work in inclement  weather conditions
  • Have an excellent work ethic, reliable transport and exceptional time management skills
  • Are fit and healthy with a positive attitude
  • Are confident in using and maintaining garden care equipment
  • Hold a Full class 1 Drivers Licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle

We are an alcohol, drug and smoke free company who hold safety as our key priority. Successful applicants are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

If you meet the criteria listed above please email your CV to careers@asplundh.co.nz


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Experienced Climbing Arborist

Location: Wanganui

As a recognised industry leader in vegetation control within New Zealand, we provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

We have a position for an experienced and qualified Arborist. The work will involve a variety of tasks through all facets of the arboricultural industry, across the Wanganui region.

Day to day activities include:

  • Formative pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Stump grinding and removal
  • Updating of the city's street tree asset inventory

To be considered suitable for this position, it is preferable that you:

  • Are a skilled arborist who is either fully qualified (National Certificate in Arboricultural (Level 4 Advanced) or have a minimum of 2 year’s relevant industry experience
  • Hold a current HT license minimum Class 2 or the ability to gain this licence
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness, are a team player with a positive attitude

We can offer you:

  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • A great team to work with
  • A fantastic opportunity to advance your career path within the company and across New Zealand
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment
  • The opportunity to start work immediately

NZQA accredited training in arboriculture and utility line clearance will be given to the selected person.

If you’re successful to interview stage, you will be required to undertake a climbing trial – show us what you’ve got! Achieving this, you will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Experienced & Qualified Utility Arborist

Location: Wellington

As a recognised industry leader in vegetation control within New Zealand, Asplundh are constantly hiring to support our continuous growth.  We provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

Due to our continued growth, we have a great opportunity for an experienced and qualified Utility Arborist. The work involves Line Clearance of street and park trees throughout Wellington Council's local board regions.

To be considered suitable for this position, it is preferable that you:

  • Have at least one year's full time line clearance experience
  • Be conversant with the use of an EWP (a strong advantage)
  • Be a skilled climber
  • Hold a current HT licence (preferable) or have a minimum of a Class 2 licence
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude
  • And most importantly, want to join a fantastic team who enjoy the work we do!

We can offer you:

  • Fulltime work with overtime opportunities
  • A highly competitive remuneration package
  • Fantastic opportunities to advance your career path within the company, across New Zealand
  • A team culture
  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • We give you the best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit which is valid for at least one year.

Please note, as part of the interview process you will be required to undertake a climbing trial in the applicable vacancy location. Additional criteria include passing our pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol tests and the completion of reference checks. We are a drug/alcohol free company and safety is our first priority.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Experienced Climbing Arborists

Location: Auckland

As a recognised industry leader in vegetation control within New Zealand, Asplundh are constantly hiring to support our continuous growth.  We provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

Due to our continued growth, we are seeking experienced Climbing Arborists – the work includes a wide variety of arboricultural operations. You will be part of the team which services our large Auckland Council tree contracts and involves working throughout Auckland.

You will:

  • Be a skilled climber with a minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience
  • Ideally hold a current HT licence, minimum of Class 2
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Be drug free
  • Have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit which is valid for at least one year

What we can offer you:

  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • A great team to work with
  • A fantastic opportunity to advance your career path within the company and across New Zealand
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment
  • The opportunity to start work immediately

If you’re successful to interview stage, you will be required to undertake a climbing trial – show us what you’ve got! Achieving this, you will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV with a covering letter to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Ground Operations Queenstown Lakes Area – Arborist /Landscaper

Location: Queenstown and Wanaka

Asplundh New Zealand has been the premier vegetation management and tree services Company in New Zealand since 1990. Our Head Office is based in Auckland while our operations span across the country employing over 200 staff.  

We are seeking to appoint a range of permanent and fixed term roles based throughout the Queenstown District. 

To work as part of a team and carry out all landscaping arborist tasks to meet the contract specification for the construction and design of landscape and tree work. It includes: landscape design, construction of landscape structures, the planting and pruning of landscaped areas and maintenance developing and established landscaped areas with additional duties relating particularly in a municipal environment but also for private clients.

To be considered suitable for these positions, is is preferable you:

  • A NZ Register Level 4 qualification or at least three years of relevant work experience.
  • NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) or equivalent.
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced Landscape) or Arboriculture
  • NZ Diploma in Landscape Design (Level 6)
  • Diploma in Arboriculture or Landscaping
  • Level 3 National Certificate in Cemeteries
  • Growsafe Certificate
  • Handlers Certificate
  • Class two license
  • Have the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) and/or a Turf Management equivalent qualification.
  • Hold a minimum of a Class 2 license
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn.
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude

Physical requirements:

  • Medium to very heavy physical demand
  • Workers will need to spray fertilisers and pesticides on an occasional to frequent basis.
  • Medium to very heavy lifting and carrying of ornamental rocks, trees, shrubs and landscaping materials is frequent.
  • Driving is likely to be required for travel to work-sites and the use of machines such as rollers and excavators
  • The use of hand tools both manual and mechanical is likely to be frequent.
  • Mental activities necessary include creative, practical, organisational and problem­ solving skills. 

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, communication and time management skills, basic computing skills. You must be hardworking, able to work alone and manage others. Previous experience at a lodge, hotel or similar environment is essential. A HT licence is not essential, but would be preferred.

Applicants for all these positions should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.  

Additional criteria as Asplundh are a drug/alcohol free company and safety is our first priority would be passing our pre-employment medical & drug/alcohol tests and the completion of reference checks.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV with a covering letter including reference no. RS-SPRING-0712 to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Experienced and Qualified Arborists - Auckland, Queenstown, Central Otago and Dunedin

Location: Auckland

Due to our continued growth, we have a number of positions for experienced and qualified Arborists for our Auckland, Queenstown, Central Otago and Dunedin Region Council Contracts. Your day to day activities could include:

  • Formative pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Stump grinding and removal
  • Control of vegetation along carriageways, tracks, walkways and footpaths
  • Updating of the city's street tree asset inventory
  • Tree planting
  • Aftercare of newly planted trees  

To be considered suitable for this position, it is preferable that you:

  • Want to join a fantastic team who enjoy the work we do
  • Be a skilled climber who is either fully qualified or is willing to work towards the National Certificate in Arboricultural (Level 4 Advanced) 
  • Holding a current HT licence is preferable. or have the ability to achieve to obtain a minimum of a Class 2 licence
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn. 
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit which is valid for at least one year.  

Please note as part of the interview process you will be required to under take a climbing trial in the applicable vacancy location. Additional criteria as Asplundh are a drug/alcohol free company and safety is our first priority would be passing our pre-employment medical & drug/alcohol tests and the completion of reference checks. 

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV and covering letter including reference no.: DB-ARB-0913 to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Experienced and Qualified Utility Arborists

Location: Auckland

As a recognised industry leader in vegetation control within New Zealand, Asplundh are constantly hiring to support our continuous growth.  We provide professional, safe and cost effective services to our loyal customers who range from local councils and power companies, to private businesses and the public.

Due to our continued growth, we are searching for experienced Utility Arborists – the work involves a variety of tasks associated to working on Auckland’s Tree Maintenance Programme.

You will:

  • Be a skilled climber with a minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience
  • Be a competent operator of an EWP
  • Ideally hold a current HT licence, minimum of Class 2
  • Have a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Be drug free
  • Have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit which is valid for at least one year

What we can offer you:

  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • A great team to work with
  • A fantastic opportunity to advance your career path within the company and across New Zealand
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment
  • The opportunity to start work immediately

If you’re successful to interview stage, you will be required to undertake a climbing trial – show us what you’ve got! Achieving this, you will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please email your CV and a covering letter to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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