Vegetation Assistant


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Top Energy is a modern, multi-faceted Group which has operations throughout the Far North. The Company is privately owned by a power consumer trust and employs staff in Geothermal Generation, Distribution and Transmission Lines operations.

We are seeking a Vegetation Assistant, who will essentially assist with carrying out vegetation clearance work, both around power lines during regular scheduled maintenance, or fault response operations under the supervision of a Team Leader, Supervisor or Foreman.

This position will report to the Vegetation Control Team Leader and will be based at our Puketona site.

Key areas of focus will be:

  • Assist with tree work to achieve line clearance, identifying any risks involved, and ensuring expected relevant standards are met
  • Completing daily tasks as directed by the Foreman
  • Maintaining safety standards to a high level, continuously evaluating procedures and practices, whilst actively promoting Health and Safety within all areas of the business
  • Ensuring correct operation of vegetation plant and equipment is upheld, as well as servicing machinery and safety equipment

To succeed in this role, you will need to have 3 years secondary education and preferably have arborist or forestry experience, including the use of chainsaws. An understanding of relevant Codes of Practice and holding a current Close Working Zone certificate is preferred, although not essential. The successful candidate must hold a full, clean Drivers Licence.

Additional skills and attributes:
  • Accountability for self and others
  • Drive, determination and enthusiasm
  • A contributing team member who can work reliably, both supervised or unsupervised
  • Customer service focused
  • Good physical fitness and a head for heights
  • Strong safety standards
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills

There is an expectation with this role to make yourself available for work outside of normal working hours on occasion for overtime or to assist with the daily operations of Top Energy's Network.

We have a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy. Before any offer of employment is made, the short-listed candidate(s) will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical check which will include a drug and alcohol test.
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Top Energy
New Zealand

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