Machine Operator (Rivers & Drainage)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
3d ago

Thriving together mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata.

Our environment and our people go hand-in-hand.

  • Great career opportunity; competitive salary and benefits package, including insurance.
  • Use your expertise to help us to protect our communities and our environment.
  • Permanent, full-time role located in Paengaroa.
  • We are looking for someone to undertake a variety of river and drainage plant operating work activities within the Lower Kaituna area in the Bay of Plenty, including flood management, river engineering and asset maintenance programmes.

    Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the role

    As the Machine Operator you will be responsible for a variety of river and drainage plant operating work including :

  • Clearing / de-silting drains, tree clearing, obstruction removal, culvert installations, riverbank restoration and maintenance programmes.
  • Flood protection work (erosion repairs including rock armouring).
  • Carry out maintenance programmes for mechanical and weed cutter boat operation and other general maintenance works.
  • Assist with flood response and pumping activities during heavy rainfall and emergency events.
  • Ō pūmanawa / Your skills and experience

    As well as being a positive team player with a sense of humour, to be successful in the role you must have :

  • Experience in rivers and drainage maintenance works, operating specialised heavy machinery, hydraulic excavators, weed cutter boats and Hiab crane operation.
  • An understanding of flood control works and drainage maintenance works.
  • Competency in fencing, vegetation maintenance, working around machinery, and operating and maintaining chainsaws.
  • A good level of physical fitness.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Strong focus on health and safety.
  • Ability to project a good public image and interact with others in a courteous and friendly manner.
  • Ko wai mātou / Who we are

    Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development.

    A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people’s use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water.

    However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

    We are a values-driven organisation, and we have a reputation for looking after our people.

    Who you are is important to us. We welcome diversity as an opportunity to grow our teams and are keen to support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and disabilities / abilities.

    We want the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to be a place where you can bring your whole self to work.

  • Toi Moana is a great organisation to work for and our region is a great place to live.
  • We’ll support you to grow and develop.
  • We are flexible with the way you work.
  • We have a competitive salary and leave package, including extra paid leave over Christmas / New Year.
  • This position is a permanent role and will be located in Paengaroa.

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