Trainee Utility Aborist

We are seeking a trainee Utility Arborist to join our experienced team. This position involves training to become a highly skilled Utility Arborist, to help us control vegetation growth threatening the electricity distribution network in the
North Canterbury region.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • an absolute commitment to workplace and public safety
  • a strong customer service focus
  • a high level of physical fitness, confidence working at heights and a passion for working in the outdoors
  • self-motivation and ability to show initiative
  • good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • full class 1 drivers’ licence, class 2 desirable.

On-the-job coaching and full training will be offered to the successful applicant, who will be required to complete the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 4.

We’re committed to attracting the very best employees and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment benefits, future training and development and more.

A position description is available here.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Kevin Smith on 027 478 5676 or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, People & Culture Coordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440
or email to

Applications close on Friday 18th October 2019.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

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