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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.
As a division of Downer - Excell Biosecurity undertakes a variety of animal and plant pest control work across the South Island. Excell Biosecurity have recently been awarded a large contract to undertake possum control through the Kaikoura and South Marlborough areas for the next 3 years and as a result we are now looking for a Pest Control Field Operator to join our highly successful Canterbury team to be based at our Kaikoura depot.
About the role:
In this busy and diverse role, you will be responsible for animal pest control operations in the Canterbury region, ensuring we deliver on contract requirements. You will be working either unsupervised or in small teams completing trapping, baiting, surveying and monitoring of pest animals, including possums, pigs and ferrets, so you must be a self-motivated and energetic person. You will be spending long periods in the field, so a focus on safety and risk management is required. You must be able to use GPS and hand held recording devices and have the ability to maintain accurate records.
To be successful in this role you must have a love of, and knowledge of the outdoors. You must be able to operate and navigate in the outdoors, so physical fitness and confidence in your abilities is imperative. Work is carried out all year, and in all weather, so your ability to work in extreme hot, cold or wet weather is essential, as is your ability to cover large distances in rough terrain.
Understanding of animal behaviours through leisure activities or work in a rural environment is essential. You will preferably have a firearms and controlled substance license and experience in trapping and use of poisons. You must have a clean class 1 and 6 license, ideally combined with first aid and LUV driving qualifications.
An ability to work in a small team or alone is essential. You must have a strong commitment to health and safety and a passion to make a difference to our local environment.
This is a great time to join the Downer team and take the next step in your career with an organisation committed to the lifelong development of our people.
APPLY NOW, by visiting www.downercareers.co.nz and entering 559427 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.
Advertised: 10 Sep 2019 New Zealand Standard Time
Applications close: 11 Oct 2019 New Zealand Daylight Time
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