We are seeking an honest and hardworking lead climber /climbing arborist to work in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in NZ.

The position would require the applicant to be responsible for a work site and two – three other staff, liaise with customers and be responsible for trucks/chippers and stump grinders.

The position would require the applicant to be experienced in operating chippers, driving trucks/drivers licence essential and stump grinders. The applicant must be a confident climber that can perform tree work from large dismantles to formative pruning and reductions that meet industry standards.

Being able to work willingly with ground staff, be familiar with industry health and safety and report to management in a willing and responsible manner is essential.

Work includes anything from large take downs to residential shrub and tree maintenance/crown lifts and crown cleaning. We are an approved contractor for two councils and have a healthy flow of residential work.

This position could be for 6-12 months or longer term. There is a 90 day trial period and a contract will be in place which requires the applicant to be available for work when needed. Aprox 4-5 days a week.

We are also New Zealand’s agent for Jensen wood chippers so there may be work from time to time in this area.

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is a great place to live with great fishing, hunting, beaches and a ski field which is only a two hour drive away.

We are one hour from Tauranga which is a small city and aprox 3.5 hr from Auckland which is a large city.

The job will allow for traveling in NZ provided it is by prior arrangement and when we may have a quiet period.

Good rates and bonuses apply depending on experience and productivity. Standard holidays apply.