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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 563742
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Taumarunui
Categories: Trades, Maintenance

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.

Downer Open Space Management have an enviable record of delivery to the highest standards across New Zealand. Our teams are professional, and are focused on delivery with the best practice Horticulture services to our clients.

The Downer Open Space Management Team in Taumarunui are growing, and are looking for a Parks Operator join the Downer family.

The Reserves Parks Operator will assist in building strong customer relationships by meeting contract timeframes and within specifications. This also includes meeting all requirements relating to Quality, Health and Safety.

This involves the effective and profitable management of the day to day operations through optimising the use of staff, plant, equipment and materials.

Duties include but may vary depending on contracts requirements:
• Council parks and reserves maintenance and beautification
• Chemical control spraying
• Litter control
• Pest Plant eradication
• Bush Track Maintenance
• General grounds duties
• Ride –on mowingYou may be required to work overtime hours during peak seasons or away from home if requested, reasonable notice will be given.

About you:
We are looking for an operator who is versatile and can work across a range of open space contracts with the following skills:
• Grow Safe certified
• Background and experience in Horticulture or Open Space Reserves Management
• Understand of operating and maintenance of small plant and machinery
• Full, clean class 1 driver’s licence, class 2 preferred
• Able to work flexible hours
• Self-managing, Able to work unsupervised
• Experience with public interface and dealing with customer
• Basic computer skills, able to use tablet, required to understand GPS mapping
• Experience or understanding of ride-on mowing advantageous

You will be primarily responsible for ensuring Downer is delivering to the contract specifications.

What we offer:
• You will be supplied with the equipment and gear to get the job done and provided with extensive training.
• You will have the opportunity to make this role your own and become part of a great team. You will be joining an organisation that values people as its most important asset.

This varied and interesting work requires a presentable, customer first focussed individuals who are motivated and flexible and takes pride in their work.

Don't delay! APPLY NOW, by visiting www.downercareers.co.nz/careers and entering 563742 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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