Weedeater Trainee / Kaingaki Otaota

Location Auckland Date Posted 3/10/2017
Type Permanent Remuneration Negotiable
Job Reference None Job Number 112503
Experience No experience requirements specified
Skills No skill requirements specified

 About us

Recreational Services are a family owned business which specialises in Sports Turf Management and have diversified into a professional full facility parks maintenance company, operating across New Zealand. We have 350 employees and are committed to a culture of health and safety, excellence and continuous improvement, whilst caring for our people, clients and communities


About the role

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be responsible for the weedeating maintenance of the 13 Tūpuna 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.

  • Matukutūruru/Wiri Mountain
  • Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill
  • Maungarei/Mount Wellington
  • Maungawhau/Mount Eden
  • Maungauika/North Head
  • Ōwairaka/Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura/ Mount Albert
  • Ōhinerau/Mount Hobson
  • Ōhuiarangi/Pigeon Mountain
  • Ōtāhuhu/Mount Richmond
  • Pukewīwī/Puketāpapa/Mount Roskill
  • Te Kōpuke/Tītīkōpuke/Mount St John
  • Takarunga/Mount Victoria
  • Te Tātua 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:

o   The ability to pronounce Māori words correctly and ability to champion the correct pronunciation of ancestral Māori names for the maunga.

o   An understanding of tikanga Māori, with particular regard to tikanga pertaining to Ngā Mana Whenua O Tāmaki Makaurau

o   The ability to Speak Te Reo Maori would be highly desirable.

·         The ability to work with and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds. 

·         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 this role, contact Christine 021 743 124.

Applications Close Friday 13th October 2017.


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