Building Maintenance Worker

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Building Maintenance Worker

The operations department at our large horticultural farm is responsible for buildings, vehicles, machinery, and all structures in-between. We’re looking for five Building Maintenance Workers to join the team who are willing to learn a wide range of skills to assist across the department.

Based at our Hastings site, you will be required to assist the Operations Manager with the day-to-day maintenance of our buildings, glass houses, crop supports and netting structures. You will also assist with building various types of grow structures.

Hours of work will be 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with a guaranteed 30 hours work per week. Some weekend work will be required, depending on seasonal requirements.

Rates of pay will range from $23.00 to $30.00 per hour, depending on skill and experience.

Duties will include:
* Loading and transporting building materials around the farm for construction and maintenance purposes
* Assisting with building, maintaining, and repairing netting and tunnel structures
* Assisting with the construction and dismantling of temporary structures
* Assisting with extracting and retracting netting
* Mixing and applying concrete, plaster, and other materials for new building projects
* Assisting in block development, including digging holes, excavating materials, and levelling soil
* Accurately maintaining machine log records
* Assisting with installing and replacing irrigation piping.

To be suitable for this role, you must:
* Be reliable, punctual, and friendly
* Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
* Be able to perform in a team environment
* Show initiative
* Be physically fit and willing to work in all-weather

Previous experience in a similar role will be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided.

This is a fulltime, permanent position.

Please note that a pre-employment drug test and criminal conviction check is part of the recruitment process.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022.