Field Operator


Location: Otago

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
  • Internal promotion encouraged, training and development on offer

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer’s Biosecurity team is an industry leader in the implementation and operation of wildlife management programmes. Our vision is to maintain a sustainable pest control industry through employing the right people, providing them the right resources and supporting them with ongoing training and development.

We have a great opportunity to combine your love of the outdoors and being paid, by joining our team as a Field Operator in Cromwell.

A bit about the role

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for field work on animal and plant pest control operations, ensuring we deliver on our contract requirements.

Being a self-motivated and energetic person is essential as at times you’ll be working as a part of a small team or on your own completing trapping, baiting, surveying and monitoring of pest animals, such as possums, rabbits and ferrets, or controlling pest plants such as gorse and broom .

As you will be spending long periods in the field, you’ll need a focus on safety and risk management. You’ll couple this with the ability to use GPS and handheld recording devices and be able to maintain accurate records. Training will be provided to the successful applicant but being able to maintain accurate records is critical.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

It is essential to have an understanding of animal behaviours through leisure activities or work in a rural environment.

You’ll bring along with you:

  • A passion and knowledge of the outdoors
  • Class 1 Full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Experience operating a 4 Wheel Drive and/or Light Utility Vehicle (preferred)
  • First aid certificate (beneficial)
  • A strong focus on health and safety i.e. keeping you and your work mates safe
  • The ability to work away from home for extended periods of time (accommodation and other benefits will be provided)

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 603774.

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.

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