Utility Arborist

at Network Waitaki Ltd
Location Dunedin, New Zealand
Date Posted January 22, 2021
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Send Resume at careers@networkwaitaki.co.nz


Utility Arborist Network Waitaki Ltd location Otago.

Based in the vibrant coastal town of Oamaru with a team of 70 passionate and dedicated staff, our core business is bringing electricity from the national grid to over 13,000 connected customers in North Otago and parts of South Canterbury, providing innovative energy solutions to our customers, as well as providing electrical construction and maintenance services across New Zealand.

We have recently launched an ambitious new strategy and are very excited about the future. We are transforming our business into a modern, customer centric service provider and are strongly committed to supporting our people and providing a flexible environment where you can succeed and grow.

As part of this strategy we are re-stablishing in-house vegetation services and as such we need a new Arborist to join the team. This role is responsible for a wide range of vegetation and arborist maintenance activities on and around the network and customer lines.

We need Full NZ Driver’s License Class 4 required. Relevant arborist qualification (Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture and/or assessed equivalent). 3+ years’ experience as an arborist, including EWP operation and climbing experience. Good knowledge of vegetation maintenance requirements around overhead distribution systems up to and including 33kV. Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

High standard of written communications. Good working knowledge of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003. Familiar with common software applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel) and mobile technology. Due to the nature of work you need to be physically fit to complete their duties safely, including compliance with our Drug and Alcohol policy. Our operation is also 24/7 therefore this role will be required to be available for after hours and emergency situations as part of the role.

And we are looking for someone who has a great attitude to life, loves engaging people, collaborative and aligns with our values we care about our People, We are one Team, We love our Region, We are Future Thinking.