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Environmental Assistant (Nursery) - Westport - 10244

About Us:

Bathurst Resources is New Zealand’s largest specialist coal mine company. We produced over 2.2 million tonnes of coal each year and proudly employ over 550 people.  About 80 percent of our production is used for steel making of which one third is used by a local Kiwi steel mill. Our high-quality, thermal-grade coals fuels are used to help drive the engines of many iconic South Island food and dairy businesses.

Situated in the heart of the Buller region our employees enjoy a balance of work and leisure with local pursuits including a variety of water sports, mountain-biking, tramping, fishing, community activities and much more

Be Safe – Be Accountable – Be a Team – Be Real

We can offer you:

  • An attractive and competitive remuneration package
  • Commitment to providing a safe working environment
  • Excellent team environment
  • A company that lives by its core values

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting new role. Maybe you’re looking for a career change? You’re curious about growing plants and NZ native plants. You’re reliable, a self-starter, open to learning new things.

Feel free to put your hat in the ring and ask us some more questions on application.

We supply 170,000 plants per year to our clients – be a part of it!

Key duties will include:

  • Plant propagation, handling, and planting
  • Collection and processing of propagation material
  • Trialling of propagation techniques for new or rare plants
  • Weed control including knapsack spraying at the site
  • General care and maintenance of the propagation area

What you will bring to the role:

  • No experience required in a nursery propagation – but a hunger to learn is required
  • A hard worker who isn’t afraid of the elements and wants to get stuck in
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Diligence and care in Health & Safety
  • A real care and concern for quality of our products, growing and propagating

 How to apply:

If you share our passion for safety and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply using the ‘Click Here’ button now.

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Please note successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We will begin shortlisting for the role as we receive applications and may choose a successful candidate prior to the close date. Advertising will run for 30 days or less if the role is filled prior.