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Company Downer
Location Kaikoura, Marlborough
Listed Tue 27 Mar, 3:10 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 543545
As a division of Downer - Excell Biosecurity undertakes a variety of animal and plant pest control work across the South Island.

Downer ‘Excell Biosecurity’ is a significant player in wild animal pest control throughout the South Island, delivering consistent service, excellence and results to our customers.

Due to a recent internal movement we are seeking a Team Leader to lead our animal pest control team in the Kaikoura area.

About the role:

As the team leader you will organise and lead a small team on a day-to-day basis as well as be responsible for animal pest control operations in the Kaikoura region, ensuring we deliver on contract requirements. This will include working with the Supervisor to complete all animal and/or plant pest control tasks assigned, and ensuring all customer and company targets (safety, quality and productivity) are met.

As a successful Team Leader, you will work unsupervised or in a small team 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 spend 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 complete surveys and other paperwork.

About you:

For 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.

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

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.