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Catchment Worker- Reach Mower Operator

tractor operator

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you a multi-skilled person who has experience in tractor/mower 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 working as a catchment worker focusing on the operation of one of Council’s long reach mowers based out of Guppy Road, Taradale.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We are seeking a person with a broad range of practical skills who has extensive experience in the operation of agricultural machinery. 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:

  • Have solid documentation skills and be technically competent in the use of mobile electronic devices.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including landowners and Council engineers. 
  • Have a positive attitude toward health and safety in the workplace and be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Be fit and healthy.
  • Have a clean current Class 1 driver’s license RTW would be an advantage.


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 highly motivated, reliable, calm, 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 7 September 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.

Please apply via Seek.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

8 August 2023

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