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Experienced Contract Manager - Pukekohe

Location: Waikato Depot

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.

We require a stable and experienced Contract Manager to lead and oversee the diverse day to day operations of our Waikato Branch, based in thriving Pukekohe. Reporting to the Auckland Area Manager you will be providing strategic direction and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our work based operations. Previous experience with Horticultural operations is not essential.

Your duties will include:

  • Implementation and monitoring of all Company Policies and initiatives
  • Operations management:
    • Oversight, implementation and monitoring of systems, ideas and strategies with the view to increase effectiveness and efficiency of our day to day operations
    • Ensure that all resources, including sub-contractors, work in a safe manner and in compliance with Asplundh Policies, Codes of Practice, Best Practice and Statutory obligations
    • Ensure that all fleet compliance and maintenance schedules are maintained and that they present the Asplundh image in a positive manner
  • People Management:
    • Enable and assist the Managers in your team to achieve the objectives set
    • Lead by example
    • Be an active listener (this is a consultative role)
  • Financial management:
    • Oversight and monitoring of the day to day financial status of the Contracts and application of management initiatives to keep these on track
    • Financial forecasting
    • Smart pricing, planning, organising, managing and finalising all Contract work schedule requirements
    • Complete all cost tracking, reporting and billing in a timely manner, within prescribed deadlines
    • Procurement; broker good price points with local suppliers
  • Client Management:
    • Ensure that all aspects of the Contracts compliance are satisfied
    • Engage with our Clients to leverage the optimum outcomes at all times, creating positive, on-going relationships
  • Management of Health and Safety:
    • Demonstrate an active and consultative commitment to all areas of health, safety and environmental management
    • Monitor the Auckland region’s progress in Health and Safety and take steps to actively manage shortcomings

You should:

  • Have at least 2 years experience in a similar management role – not necessarily in the vegetation management industry
  • Hold a minimum of a Class 1 full NZ Drivers licence
  • Be computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Have proven financial management and forecasting skills
  • Be a listener and be able to evaluate various views to provide unbiased outcomes
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Be personable and engaging to staff at all levels
  • Possess a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Be a team builder / player with a positive attitude and not afraid of hard work!

We are strictly a drug and alcohol free company, therefore 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 covering letter to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Mower Operator / Gardener - Alexandra

Location: Alexandra, Otago

Plant knowledge? Machine operation experience? Building or landscaping skills? Read on!

We have an excellent opportunity for a full time, permanent Mower Operator / Gardener to provide fit for purpose quality sports and recreational assets on behalf of our client, Central Otago District Council. Experience in landscape and horticulture will put you to the top of our list!

Your duties will involve:

  • Maintaining sports grounds, playgrounds and property maintenance throughout the district
  • Mowing, gardening, spraying, weed eating, litter collection, playground maintenance and reporting

Ideally you will:

  • Have a high level of organisational skills and reliability
  • Have a strong understanding of health and safety practices
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in this field of work; or hold a National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 or higher)
  • Hold a GrowSafe certificate or First Aid certificate (this is a bonus!)
  • Hold a current HT licence minimum Class 2 with W, T R endorsements
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please contact Allan Marshall on 027 405 6230 or email your CV to careers@asplundh.co.nz .
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Mower Operator / Gardener - Ranfurly - Fixed Term

Location: Ranfurly

Has calving finished? Got some spare time up your sleeves and wishing to be in the outdoors for summer?

We are seeking an experienced Mower Operator / Gardener to provide fit for purpose quality sports and recreational assets on behalf of our client, Central Otago District Council. This is a 40 hour per week fixed term position commencing Monday, 1 September 2014 and concluding Friday, 29 May 2015.

Your duties will involve:

  • Maintaining sports grounds, playgrounds and property maintenance throughout the district
  • Mowing, gardening, spraying, weed eating, litter collection, playground maintenance and reporting

Ideally you will:

  • Have a high level of organisational skills and reliability
  • Have a strong understanding of health and safety practices
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in this field of work; or hold a National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 or higher)
  • Hold a GrowSafe certificate or First Aid certificate (this is a bonus!)
  • Hold a current HT licence minimum Class 2 with W, T R endorsements
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude

Application

If you meet the criteria listed above and are interested in being part of a friendly and professional team, then please call Allan Marshall on 027 405 6230 or email your CV to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Experienced Contract Manager - Auckland

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 continued growth, we are searching for a stable and experienced Contract Manager to lead and oversee the diverse day to day operations of our Auckland Regional Branch. Reporting to the Area Manager you will be providing strategic direction and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our work based operations. Previous experience with Arboricultural operations is not essential for this position.

Your duties will include:

Implementation and monitoring of all Company Policies and initiatives

Operations management:

  • Oversight, implementation and monitoring of systems, ideas and strategies with the view to increase effectiveness and efficiency of our day to day operations
  • Ensure that all resources, including sub-contractors, work in a safe manner and in compliance with Asplundh Policies, Codes of Practice, Best Practice and Statutory obligations
  • Ensure that all fleet compliance and maintenance schedules are maintained and that they present the Asplundh image in a positive manner

People Management:

  • Enable and assist the Managers in your team to achieve the objectives set
  • Lead by example
  • Be an active listener (this is a consultative role)

Financial management:

  • Oversight and monitoring of the day to day financial status of the Contracts and application of management initiatives to keep these on track
  • Financial forecasting
  • Smart pricing, planning, organising, managing and finalising all Contract work schedule requirements
  • Complete all cost tracking, reporting and billing in a timely manner, within prescribed deadlines
  • Procurement; broker good price points with local suppliers

Client Management:

  • Ensure that all aspects of the Contracts compliance are satisfied
  • Engage with our Clients to leverage the optimum outcomes at all times, creating positive, on-going relationships

Management of Health and Safety:

  • Demonstrate an active and consultative commitment to all areas of health, safety and environmental management
  • Monitor the Auckland region’s progress in Health and Safety and take steps to actively manage shortcomings

You should:

  • Have at least 2 years experience in a similar management role – not necessarily in the vegetation management industry
  • Hold a minimum of a Class  1 full NZ Drivers licence
  • Be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Have proven financial management and forecasting skills
  • Be a listener and be able to evaluate various views to provide unbiased outcomes
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Be personable and engaging to staff at all levels
  • Possess a strong work ethic and have a production focused personality, with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness, be a team player with a positive attitude and not afraid of hard work!

We are strictly a drug and alcohol free company, therefore you will be required to undertake, and pass, a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

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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Site Traffic Management Supervisor

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.

We have an awesome opportunity for a ‘practicing’ Site Traffic Management Supervisor L2/3 (STMS L2/3) who will be required to carry out support traffic management services in the Auckland Council area for our tree service operations.

If you like a mixture of being out on the work site and also being in the office this is for you. This position comprises of the drawing-up and submission of traffic management plans to Auckland Transport, driving of the traffic management truck and the setting up and the management of approved sites. You will need to be able to liaise with tree crews, the public and other contractors to achieve the best outcome.

You will:

  • Have excellent organisational and forward planning skills for our Auckland Tree Crews
  • Be able to work flexible hours when required – yes this could include in bad weather conditions!
  • Have a strong Health and Safety work ethic
  • Have a good level of fitness and be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Ideally hold a current HT licence, minimum of Class 2
  • Be drug free

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

We are strictly a drug and alcohol free company, therefore 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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Mower Operator

Location: South 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.

We have an awesome opportunity for an experienced Mower Operator responsible for maintaining grounds maintenance on South Auckland sites. The work involves but not limited to mowing of grassed areas, litter removal, edging treatment and weed control.

You will:

  • Have a passion for the outdoors and take pride in your work
  • Have a strong understanding of health and safety practices
  • Be able to work in various weather conditions
  • Have an excellent work ethic, reliable transport and exceptional time management skills
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in this field of work (and not just your own lawns!)
  • Have a current HT licence minimum Class 2 with W, T R endorsements
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Be drug free
  • Want to join a fantastic team who enjoy the work we do

While not essential the following are certainly advantageous:

  • A National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3 or higher)

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

As safety is our key priority, 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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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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