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Catchment Worker - Tractor Operator

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About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you a multi-skilled person who has experience in tractor operation, takes pride in your work, is committed to safe work practice, physically fit, and wants to work in a positive team?

A position has become available at the Hawkes Bay Regional Council Works Group as a catchment worker focusing on tractor operation, mowing and spraying across the Council’s river and drainage network. The role will be based out of Guppy Road, Taradale but work across various sites depending on the needs of the team. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working outdoors and making a positive contribution in our region caring for natural resources.

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We are seeking a person with a broad range of practical skills who is experienced in the operation of agricultural tractors. You will be committed to safe work practices, have a positive attitude to health and safety, and be comfortable working independently, or in a team environment.

Alongside this, you will:

  • Be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including landowners and Council engineers. 
  • Be fit and healthy.
  • Have solid documentation skills and have technical ability in the use of mobile electronic devices.
  • A clean current Class 1 driver’s license with W-endorsement would be required.  

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu

The hourly rate for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Limited income protection and life insurance,
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses,
  • Flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives.
  • HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principals of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

We need someone who is motivated, reliable, and flexible! So if this sounds like you, please apply today. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person. Applications close 12 August 2023.

View the full job description here.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. A pre-employment medical and drug test will be a requirement for the successful applicant.





29 August 2023

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