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Mower Operator and Gardener


Location: Marlborough

Job Type: Full time


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • Safety equipment and clothing provided as part of the role
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
  • Internal promotion encouraged, training and development on offer

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

The Downer Greenspaces team have a reputation built through having great people, access to first class plant and equipment along with leading edge technology that allow us to deliver to the highest standards across New Zealand. Our teams are professional, focused on delivery of best practice on Parks Maintenance/Horticulture services to our clients and the members of the public.

We have a great opportunity in our Blenheim Greenspace team for a Gardener/Mower Operator to join us on a full-time basis. We need someone who has a genuine interest in a career in gardening and the maintenance of open spaces. In this role, you will:

  • Plan, manager and undertake mowing of turf on designated parks and reserves.
  • Be involved in general gardening, re-vegetation of sites, pruning, weed control, mower operation and water blasting.
  • Ensure that a high quality, timely and planned service is delivered at all times as well as ensuring a high level of safety to protect the public, other team members and yourselves.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

  • Reel mower / Upfront / Ride-on Mowing or Parks maintenance experience
  • Familiar with electronic data entry or computer experience an advantage
  • Great honest work ethic, with reliability and a willingness to learn and share knowledge.
  • Minimum Full Class 1 Drivers Licence
  • Keen to work as part of a great team

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 600727.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.