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Contract Supervisor

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 to careers@asplundh.co.nz.
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Arborist Land Clearing / Private Operations

Location: Auckland

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 vacancy for an experienced and qualified Arborist to be based out of our Auckland depot. The work involves a variety of tasks associated to private operations, land clearing and climbing.

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

  • Are a skilled climber who is either fully qualified (National Certificate in Arboricultural (Level 4 Advanced) or have a minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience
  • Hold a current HT licence minimum 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 are a team player with a positive attitude

We can offer you:

  • Fulltime work with overtime opportunities
  • Fantastic opportunities to advance your career path within the company, across New Zealand
  • A team culture
  • A drug/alcohol/smoke free company
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment

As part of the interview process you will be required to undertake a climbing trial. You will also be required to pass a medical check and drug 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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Qualified Climbing Arborist - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

Our Wanaka depot is seeking an experienced Climbing Arborist to be a part of the team servicing our tree contract. 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.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a skilled climber with a minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience
  • Hold a National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4 minimum)
  • 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

A climbing trial will be required as well as 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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Arborist – Hamilton

Location: Hamilton

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.

As an Arborist your work will involve servicing the greater Waikato region with a variety of arboricultural operations.

Activities include:

  • Climbing and EWP operation
  • Formative pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Utility line clearance

Ideally you will:

  • Be a skilled arborist who is fully qualified (National Certificate in Arboricultural (Level 4 Advanced)
  • Hold a current HT license minimum Class 2 or the ability to gain this licence
  • Have a strong work ethic with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness, be a team player with a positive attitude

We can offer you:

  • NZQA accredited training in arboriculture and utility line clearance
  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • A great team to work with
  • A fantastic opportunity to advance your career
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment

If you make it to the interview stage you will be required to undertake a climbing trial and pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test.

Applications close 16th May 2015.

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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Arborist – Thames

Location: Thames

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.

As an Arborist your work will involve servicing the greater Thames / Coromandel region with a variety of arboricultural operations.

Activities include:

  • Climbing and EWP operation
  • Formative pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Utility line clearance

Ideally you will:

  • Be a skilled arborist who is fully qualified (National Certificate in Arboricultural (Level 4 Advanced)
  • Hold a current HT license minimum Class 2 or the ability to gain this licence
  • Have a strong work ethic with a willingness to learn
  • Have a good level of fitness, be a team player with a positive attitude

We can offer you:

  • NZQA accredited training in arboriculture and utility line clearance
  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • A great team to work with
  • A fantastic opportunity to advance your career
  • The best tools to do a great job in a safe working environment

If you make it to the interview stage you will be required to undertake a climbing trial and pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test. 

Applications close 16th May 2015.

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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Horticulturalist (Generalist) - Auckland

Location: Auckland Central and Northshore

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 candidates for a variety of Horticultural positions who have various levels of experience and /or suitable qualifications.

Work will be based primarily in Albany and central Auckland with some works in Southern Auckland. You will be responsible for carrying out various Horticultural maintenance duties, including turf maintenance, ride–on and hand mowing, irrigation systems, water features, litter, landscaping, path maintenance repair and cleaning, general garden duties and so on.  

What are seeking candidates who:

  • Have a variety of time served experience and/or hold qualifications in horticulture or landscaping
  • Are flexible and enjoy carrying out a variety of tasks
  • Have a passion for the outdoors and gardening
  • Are flexible and enjoy a variety of works
  • Are 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

While not essential (training can be provided) the following are a bonus:

  • A National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
  • A current GrowSafe and/or current First Aid Certificate
  • A HT licence, minimum of Class 2

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

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 – South Auckland

Location: Franklin

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 have a great opportunity for a 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.

The position is self managed - a lot of the time you will be out on your own, therefore it's important you are self motivated with high quality workmanship. The odd early start on site (i.e. 5am) will also be required. 

You will:

  • Have a passion for the outdoors and take pride in your work
  • Be mechanically minded
  • 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 current Class 2 HT Licence - this is a must! W, T R endorsements is certainly a bonus
  • Be drug free
  • Want to join a fantastic team who enjoy the work we do


What we can offer you:

  • A safety culture that is second to none
  • 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’ve made it this far and haven’t been put off, we welcome your CV, Cover Letter and salary expectation 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:

  • Have 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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