Horticultural Worker

Job ID 22442530
Bay of Plenty, Rotorua
Listed on 29 Feb 2024

About this job

Based 16kms out of Rotorua, the Tree Nursery is looking for mature, physically fit person for a full-time Landscape Technician position. This landscape technician’s primary role is to provide suitable environments for riparian planting projects alongside riverbanks and waterways as well as planting seedlings and providing on-going plant maintenance as required. This involves proactive weed management and control using sprays and equipment to clear gorse, blackberry and other weeds before planting. There will be opportunities to work in the Nursery and on a farm to provide a good variety of work. To be effective in this role, you will: have a passion for and enjoy outdoor work; be proactive and well organised; be health and safety conscious and compliant; have good communication skills; be trained in operating relevant equipment (eg. scrub bars, chainsaws, spraying equipment); have a flexible attitude. Applicants should be suitably qualified with a minimum of NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) and NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Infrastructure) along with relevant Growsafe certification in the use of Agri-chemicals. As the Nursery is not on a public transport route, applicants would have a vehicle and a full drivers licence, you'll need to show initiative, have a positive attitude and be responsible for working independently.

This role offers a good variety of outdoor work while in stable and secure employment working with a team and on your own.

Job Requirements

mature, physically fit person, flexible with working environment, passionate about outdoor work, be proactive, well organised, compliant in Health and Safety, good communication skills, be trained in operating small tools and equipment, certificate in horticulture (General), NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Infrastructure), Growsafe certification in using Agri-chemicals. Own transport, Team player and able to work alone.

Days of work
Monday to Friday other as arranged with employer. (30 hours per week)
Pay Details
Job Category
Garden and Nursery Labourers
Career Level
Intermediate (2 - 4 years)
Driver Licence
Full, (Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required

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