Weedeater Trainee / Kaingaki Otaota

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Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be responsible for the weedeating maintenance of the 13 Tupuna Maunga parks that are listed below. Whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and others you will be trained in all aspects weedeating while working closely with our mowing team to complete the general maintenance of the Tūpuna Maunga parks.

This role will have internal and external training opportunities and we see the position developing initially from a weed eater position into a mower operator role, there is also potential for further advancement within the company following this.

Tupuna Maunga are:

  • Matukutururu/Wiri Mountain
  • Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill
  • Maungarei/Mount Wellington
  • Maungawhau/Mount Eden
  • Maungauika/North Head
  • Owairaka/Te Ahi-ka-a-Rakataura/ Mount Albert
  • Ohinerau/Mount Hobson
  • Ohuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain
  • Otahuhu/Mount Richmond
  • Pukewiwi/Puketapapa/Mount Roskill
  • Te Kopuke/Tītikopuke/Mount St John
  • Takarunga/Mount Victoria
  • Te Tatua a Riukiuta/Big King.

About you

  • Previous experience working on wahi tapu and culturally sensitive sites is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of the spiritual, ancestral, cultural and historic significance of the maunga.
  • A high level of cultural capability or strong willingness and eagerness to learn. Including the following:The ability to work with and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds. The ability to work with and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds
    • The ability to pronounce Maori words correctly and ability to champion the correct pronunciation of ancestral Maori names for the maunga.
    • An understanding of tikanga Maori, with particular regard to tikanga pertaining to Nga Mana Whenua O Tamaki Makaurau
    • The ability to Speak Te Reo Maori would be highly desirable.
  • You will have a desire to pursue a career in the green space industry
  • Having previous relevant experience using a weed eater is preferred
  • Have a full current driver licence
  • Be able to work flexible hours to provide a full facilities maintenance service
  • Have a strong desire to get the job done to the highest standard
  • Be reliable, meticulous and have an organised approach to work
  • Be committed to being part of a wider team with strong work ethic
  • Have the desire to learn and grow within the company

 What we can offer you

  • To receive an annual tool allowance
  • Annual $300 wellness benefit
  • Competitive pay for performance salaries, that are reviewed annually
  • Potential opportunity for advancement in team and company
  • Potential opportunity for internal and external training 

Recreational Services prides itself with our very special culture that is committed to professionalism, ownership, people and knowledge.  

If this role sounds like you and you are looking for that next challenge, then click ‘apply’ or email your CV to hr@rs.kiwi.nz. For any questions regarding the role, please contact Christine on 021 743 124. 

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