Job details.

Location
Queenstown
Salary
$23 - $27/hr + benefits
Job Type
Temporary
Ref
240038
Posted
16 days ago

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Mobile Plant Operator (Arboriculture/Agriculture)

Job details.

Location
Queenstown
Salary
$23 - $27/hr + benefits
Job Type
Temporary
Ref
240038
Posted
16 days ago
An experienced mobile plant operator is required to drive tractors and a class 1 vehicle with trailers in steep/narrow/muddy access. A successful applicant would be required to conduct vegetation management/harvesting in the field using chainsaw and other arboricultural equipment. Other duties include loading raw product into processing plant and running/monitoring plant operations.

This role is a long-term role on an ongoing vegetation managment, harvesting and processing contract with no specific end-date.

What we can offer
  • Good rates of pay
  • Varied and interesting outdoor work
  • Excellent team environment
  • Long term work pipe-line with training and development opportunities
Skills and experiences required
  • Arboricultural/forestry experience for at least 2 years
  • Relevant tickets or qualifications (eg. chainsaw tickets, first aid, etc.)
  • Strong work references
  • Good driving skills
  • Ability to drive tractor and relevant driving licence
  • Ability to correctly and safely use tractor implements
  • Ability to drive with and reverse a trailer using a manual gearbox vehicle
Some of the duties that could be required:
  • Loading and unloading materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around site
  • Mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as mulch, gravel and soil
  • Shovelling material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • Preparing and positioning mobile plant (such as woodchippers, etc.)
  • Operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to harvest trees, and avoid damage to equipment/vegetation under cultivation
  • Adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • Operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • Operating attachments to sort trees and logs, operation of plant such as chippers and log splitters
  • Recording log tallies, woodchip volumes and report writing
  • Minor servicing and repairs of equipment and plant
If you are interested in further information, please contact Tradestaff Queenstown on 03 442 8553.
Should you wish to apply, please use the link or email queenstown@tradestaff.co.nz