The role

See below the role, outlining the responsibilities and skills we are looking for, for this vacancy.



Mowing and Vegetation Control Operator

Whakatane, New Zealand

Reference: 5938205

Ko wai mātau | About us

The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it's important to stop and play too. We work where we work best, whether it's the office or home.

We're on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know we're better together. Will you come on that journey with us?

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

In this role, you'll play a key role in keeping our District looking pristine. You'll spend your days out and about across the District completing mowing, weed-eating and spraying tasks alongside a team who is motivated and enthusiastic about delivering outstanding green spaces for our communities.

Ko wai koe | About you

You'll be joining a team that envisions being better together, so you'll be a team player that upholds the values that a bunch of staff developed together (see below). You'll have relevant experience operating machinery with a strong focus on doing things safely.

You'll get access to a range of staff benefits including five weeks' annual leave, flexible working arrangements, and free swimming pool access. You'll never be more than half an hour away from rivers, lakes, forests, beaches and great walks - most are just on your doorstep. We love this place and you will too.

Our values

  • We're always learning and improving - Toitū te Taumata
  • We're passionate and proud - Toitū te Mauri Ora
  • We work as one team - Toitū te Mahi Tahi
  • We put people at the heart of everything we do - Toitū te Tangata
  • We care about our environment - Toitū te Taiao

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. If you're interested, get in quick!



  • About Us – He kupu mō mātau

    We aim to deliver outstanding services so that present and future generations can continue to enjoy our sensational lifestyle and superb, natural environment.

  • Discover the benefits – Whāia ngā hua

    What’s in it for you? Read more about how we value our staff, and the cherries on top.

  • Get In Touch – Whakapāngia mai

    If you need any questions answered, please feel free to send us an email. We’d be more than happy to help!