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Seasonal Tree Planters -Silverdale, Auckland

We have a busy planting season ahead, and are seeking seasonal tree planters to join our crew on a fixed term basis from May to Oct 2024, with the possibility of ongoing full-time work for the right people.

These roles involve planting of native species, grown in our own nursery, as part of large scale ecological restoration and revegetation projects.

The hours are full time Monday to Friday, 7.30am-4.00pm, based out of our yard in Wainui, near Silverdale Nth Auckland.

To work in this role you will need to be:

  • Physically fit and mentally strong. The work is physically demanding, and a positive mindset is needed to keep on pushing when the hills get steep and the going gets tough.
  • Interested in NZ environment and keen to play your part in protecting and enhancing it. The projects that we do are making a positive change to our local environment, if you want to part of the change you will be rewarded with real job satisfaction.
  • Personable and able to fit in with a team of diverse individuals. A good day at work is all about the people, so you will need to be able to hold your own in a fun team environment. We are a hardworking crew so you will need put in a good effort to earn the respect and camaraderie of your team mates
  • Self motivated and able to work independently. You’re part of a team, but you will need to motivate yourself and set your own work goals.
  • Willing to work away from home Monday-Friday, staying away with your crew mates in provided local accommodation (note we have approx 6-8 weeks for away work between May-Oct)
  • Hold a drivers license and access to reliable vehicle to get to work- unfortunately there is no public transport options in our part of Auckland.

What we can offer you:

  • Interesting and varied work that makes a real and positive impact on the environment.
  • A great team atmosphere within a tight-knit family focused business.
  • A competitive wage plus excellent performance based incentives related to each planter’s quality and volume of planting (competent planters can earn $30+/hr, top planters can earn over $40/hr). The better you work the more you earn!
  • On-the-job training to support to develop your skills and knowledge.
  • A supportive and positive environment to help everyone succeed.
  • Opportunities to develop a long term career in conservation.
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