Tree Pruner

Job ID 22230785
Hawke's Bay, Hastings
Listed on 22 May 2023

About this job

Work is available from early – mid June for the pruning season. Pruning takes place when the harvest has been completed and the leaves have dropped from the tree. Branches are selected and removed to enable the tree to develop so that it will produce an ideal crop for the following season. Pruning is a skilled task and requires a good understanding of how trees develop. Experience is preferred but training can be provided. Large branches are removed using a saw or chainsaw. Smaller branches are removed using loppers, hydraulic loppers, secateurs, or hydraulic secateurs. A ladder or hydralada is used to reach the top of the tree. On going work may be available for candidates wishing for long term employment. The person: We are looking for enthusiastic people wanting a position that could lead to further work or simply enjoy outdoor work experience, they could be someone looking for a taste of an orchard career to see if it is for them. The work can be physically demanding shifting ladders, working at heights on ladders or platforms, so workers must be physically able.

Job Requirements

Good communication skills and attitude, reliability, and willingness to learn / work well within a team and autonomously. -Reliable transport to and from work -No Gang Patches or Regalia – no exceptions -Convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis Pre employment police checks and drug testing may apply.

Days of work
To be discussed. 7.30am – 4.30pm (30 hours per week)
Pay Details
$22.70 + 8% Holiday Pay
Job Category
Crop Farm Workers
Career Level
Trainee/apprentice (0 - 6 months)
Driver Licence
Full, Restricted
(Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required

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