Senior Operator - Open Space - Hamilton City Council

About the Role:

Are you looking to take on the next challenge in your career and test your true capabilities! Or maybe you are looking for a change? We offer ongoing, long-term secure employment.

The Senior Operator role is a mixture of hands on and off the tools to provide support to the wider sports ground and facilities management team, so experience in supervising and organising teams to meet expected levels of service would be an advantage.

The tasks and duties of this position will involve not only operating a wide range of commercial mowing, sports turf equipment including tractors but will be overseeing the teams maintaining the Parks and Reserves. The role will involve regular auditing of work completed and ensuring that the teams meet their work schedules daily while complying with all health and safety requirements. This is a role where you will need to be a hard-working team player who isn't afraid to muck in and get their hands dirty.

Skills and Experience:

  • Desirable experience operating varied horticulture equipment
  • Turf/parks maintenance knowledge
  • Experience with Supervising and organising teams would be advantageous
  • Collaborative working style and builds strong relationships
  • Experience in delivering a Safety-first culture
  • Valid Class 2 licence would be favourable, we can help you achieve this


  • Staff Benefits & purchasing benefits
  • Ongoing Learning and Development opportunities
  • We provide extra leave! One Community Day and one wellbeing day per year

About the Company:

This role sits within our Parks and Recreation unit at Hamilton City Council. We work to maintain and enhance Hamilton's sports grounds, parks and reserves network through the city.

Hamilton has more than 200 parks and reserves ranging from large sports grounds which are home to designated codes including cricket at Galloway Park, or football at Gower Park, to small parks catering for more social sporting events; Hamilton has a vast array of sporting parks to choose from and small neighbourhood reserves like Union Park.

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All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

We will only collect personal information from you, or any relevant agencies with your consent, in accordance with our obligations in the Privacy Act 2020, which are to only undertake pre-employment screening checks relevant to the specific duties and functions of the role being advertised. The types of checks we conduct will vary depending on the role. You can find more information by clicking here about our recruitment process including the specific checks we undertake for each role.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies. Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Location: Hamilton City
Employment Type: Permanent
Applications Close: 29/05/2022

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