Leading Hand (Environmental Projects)


Weed Needs


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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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