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Drainage Service Person


WaterAuckland City, AucklandFull-time employment

About the job

He kōrero mō mātou | About Watercare 

Ki te ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata 
When the water is healthy, the land and the people are healthy 

Watercare is the largest water and wastewater utility in New Zealand more than 400 million litres of water to Auckland every day. Now is an exciting time to join Watercare, we're planning to spend $18.5 billion over the next 20 years to ensure we can continue to support our growing city in a climate-resilient way. When you average that out, that's an investment of $2.5 million every day. 

It doesn't just stop there; we ensure that sustainability lies at the heart of everything that we do to help protect our water resources for future generations. This means that we are continuously focused on how we can reduce our carbon footprint with initiatives likes solar panels, electric cars, revegetation programmes and much, much more. We really are a company that wants to make a positive difference. 


He whakamārama mō te tūranga mahi | About the role 

No two days will ever be the same, so boredom is never an option! As part of the Drainage team you will be hands on and involved with;

  • Unblocking of pipes

  • Working on pump stations

  • Repairing pipes and manholes

  • Cleaning up after overflows

  • Minor Infrastructure upgrades

You will be an excellent communicator, engaging, with a high standard of customer service as you will be dealing and working with our customers and members of the public.

Ngā pūkenga e rapu nei mātou | About you 

In this role you will bring: 

  • Relevant industry experience within the water/waste water industry

  • Minimum Full Class, however, a Class 2 would be an advantage

  • A commitment to Health and Safety

  • Flexible to work on a roster which will include shift work/stand by

  • Confident operating a variety of hand tools

  • Good work ethic

  • It would be desirable if you have had any experience within the utility sector

  • Please note that although we request experience, we will also consider candidates who possess the right attitude for this type of role


Ngā hua mōu | What's in it for you 

We offer you the chance to create a career. While working with us you can complete training to become NZQA trade qualified while being supporting with ongoing training and development. We also offer Life Insurance and Income Protection Insurance to keep your mind at ease!

We offer competitive remuneration and a staff benefits package including:

  • NZQA Trade qualification - Earn while you learn!

  • Life and income protection insurance plans

  • Generous parental leave

  • Employee discounts at a range of large retailers


Me pēhea te tono mai | How to Apply 

Come and join our team! If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with a fantastic team then please apply by clicking the "Apply Now" button and filling in all your information.