Pest Control Field Operator

Location:Canterbury
Job Type:Full Time

As a division of Downer - Excell Biosecurity undertakes a variety of animal and plant pest control work across the South Island. We have an exciting opportunity to join our established team of pest control field operators.

About the role:

In this busy and diverse role, you will be responsible for animal pest control operations in the Kaikoura region, ensuring we deliver on contract requirements. You will be working either unsupervised or in small teams completing trapping, baiting, surveying and monitoring of pest animals, including possums, pigs and ferrets, so you must be a self-motivated and energetic person. You will be spending long periods in the field, so a focus on safety and risk management is required. You must be able to use GPS and hand held recording devices and have the ability to maintain accurate records.

About you:

To be successful in this role you must have a love of, and knowledge of the outdoors. You must be able to operate and navigate in the outdoors, so physical fitness and confidence in your abilities is imperative. Work is carried out all year, and in all weather, so your ability to work in extreme hot, cold or wet weather is essential, as is your ability to cover large distances in rough terrain.

Understanding of animal behaviours through leisure activities or work in a rural environment is essential. You will preferably have a firearms and controlled substance license and experience in trapping and use of poisons. You must have a clean class 1 and 6 license, ideally combined with first aid and LUV driving qualifications.

An ability to work in a small team or alone is essential. You must have a strong commitment to health and safety and a passion to make a difference to our local environment.

This is a great time to join the Downer team and take the next step in your career with an organisation committed to the lifelong development of our people.

APPLY NOW, by visiting www.downercareers.co.nz and entering 568789 into the keyword search.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.