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Title:

Leading Hand (Environmental Projects)

Advertiser:

Weed Needs

Location:

Melbourne, Victoria

About us

Weed Needs is an Environmental Management company specialising in weed and vermin control, and revegetation projects throughout Melbourne for over 30 years.

Our company prides itself on a positive working environment with an emphasis on professional development, health and safety and Best Practice Environmental Management.

Weed Needs has an excellent reputation in the industry as a company that consistently delivers quality service. We aim to employ people who are honest, hardworking, and have a positive work attitude.

About the role

We are looking for a Leading Hand with significant field experience within the industry to assist with the implementation and co-ordination of projects.

The successful applicant will join a small professional team, and needs to be able to work with a level of autonomy whilst receiving minimal supervision.

You must be a leader, adaptable and self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. You will have strong technical knowledge of local Melbourne flora, along with a desire to learn and an extremely high level of safety awareness.

A good level of physical fitness is essential as this position involves many aspects of manual handling. Experience using boom equipment would be highly desirable.

Criteria:

  • Certificate 11 in Horticulture or Conservation and Land Management or relevant work experience
  • At least 2 years experience in weed control and the use of spray equipment
  • Chemical spraying certificate (Agvet, Chemcert or ACUP)
  • Construction Industry White Card
  • Current manual drivers licence and own car
  • Current First Aid training
  • Ability to identify indigenous and exotic flora species
  • Excellent understanding of OH&S principles
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of chainsaws, mowers, brushcutters, knapsacks, spray rig
  • Experience in the repair and maintenance of spray equipment
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with staff and clients
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to self-motivate

Duties

  • Weed control through manual and chemical application
  • Pest animal control including rabbits and foxes
  • Operation of boom equipment
  • Repair and maintenance of spray equipment
  • Hand weeding, mulching and brushcutting
  • Plant installation and associated activities
  • Completion of daily work records, chemical records and related project paperwork

Salary will depend on your level of experience, with further information provided on application.

How to apply:

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Date published:

08-Oct-2020

Closing date:

ASAP




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