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Pest Control Field Operator (Culverden)

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Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term, Full Time - Permanent
Location: Culverden
Categories: Maintenance, Operations/Production, 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.

Excell Biosecurity (a division of Downer) is now looking for Pest Control Field Operators for a 12 month fixed term contract to join our highly successful Canterbury team to be based at our Culverden depot. 

About the role:

Excell Biosecurity undertakes a variety of animal and plant pest control work across the South Island. 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.

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.  You must be a self-motivated, energetic person as you will be spending long periods in the field.  A strong focus on safety and risk management is required as you will be working independently. You must be able to use GPS, hand held recording devices and have the ability to maintain accurate records.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Understanding of animal behaviours through leisure activities or work in a rural environment (essential). 
  • Firearms and controlled substance license and experience in trapping and use of poisons (preferable). 
  • A love of, and knowledge of the outdoors to be able to operate and navigate in the field.
  • First aid qualifications and strong focus on health and safety
  • Full clean class 1 and 6 license and LUV driving qualification
  • Physical fitness and confidence in your abilities is imperative. 
  • An ability to work alone or a small team is essential.

What’s on Offer:

  • Opportunity to assist in conservation and biosecurity efforts
  • Stable working environment
  • Accommodation provided
  • Work is challenging and rewarding
  • Supportive team environment
  • Excellent career growth opportunities

If you have a passion to make a difference to our local environment, then we want to hear from you!  Don’t delay this is perfect time to join an organisation who is committed to conservation and biosecurity efforts in New Zealand.

APPLY NOW, by visiting and entering 559428 into the keyword search to put an application forward.

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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