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Pest Control Foreperson

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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 554395
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Kaikoura
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Facilities Management

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Our Excell Division, based in Kaikoura are seeking a Foreperson (Animal Pest Control) to join their team. This position will involve leading our passionate, energetic and enthusiastic team in their day to day animal and plant pest control work.

As the Foreperson you will oversee the on-site operations of 3 - 4 small teams and subcontractors as they complete their animal pest control operations (trapping, baiting, surveying and monitoring of pest animals, including possums, pigs and ferrets) in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura areas, ensuring we deliver on contract requirements.

This will include working with the Supervisor to complete all animal and/or plant pest control tasks assigned.  You will be expected to plan, organise and direct the day-to-day activities of teams to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of customers while ensuring all safety, quality and productivity targets are met as well as providing training and development for team members.

About you - to be successful in this role you will have:

  • Industry-specific qualifications and experience in rural animal or plant pest control (preferred)
  • Proven track record and experience in leading and managing high performance teams in the animal or plant pest control industry (or similar experience)
  • Clear demonstration of leadership behaviours that empower others including safe working practices
  • Customer focused and able to maintain relationships with a range of internal and external clients
  • Demonstrated time management and planning skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a good level of fitness and confident working outdoors (staying in back country accommodation when necessary)
  • Computer knowledge with an ability to use MS Office applications (Word, Excel), GIS mapping software and operate hand held devices such as GPS
  • A Controlled Substance Licence (CSL), Approved Handler Certificate for relevant substances, and a firearms licence is preferable but not essential, however, you must be able to obtain these licences if necessary.
  • You must have a clean class 1 and 6 license, ideally combined with first aid and LUV driving qualifications.

In return we offer:

  • Downer is a dynamic company that offers challenges, complexity and the chance to create a better future for our employees, communities and the environment. 
  • Join a team that is genuinely committed to maintaining New Zealand and tackling the problem of pests head-on. 
  • We will give you the opportunity to enhance your skills and advance your career!

APPLY NOW, by visiting www.downercareers.co.nz and entering 554395 into the keyword search.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.


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