Paparoa Track General Hand, (Temporary), Operations, Greymouth | Greymouth

Posted on 09-Jul-2018
Application close date: 06-Aug-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

This is a fixed term role for seven (7) months.


The department's Western South Island Region is looking for an appropriately qualified and enthusiastic individual to be involved with the construction of New Zealand's newest Great Walk – the Paparoa Track, which will deliver a legacy to the 29 men killed in the Pike River Mine disaster.


The track is to be shared use (for walkers and mountain bikers) and is currently being built to an exacting design under the supervision of New Zealand's premier mountain bike track set-out consultant, with an expected completion date of April 2019. The two sections being built by DOC are a 9km section on the Moonlight Tops of the Paparoa Range and 2.5km of realignment of the Inland Pack Track near Punakaiki.  


The General Hand will work in a small team comprising of;

1 x Team Leader

1 x Digger Operator

2 x General Hand 


The position requires knowledge and experience of outdoor work in remote locations for extended periods, enthusiasm, track building experience, knowledge of local flora and fauna, an open mind, and the desire to enhance existing and learn new skills.


Skills specific to the role include:

  • A background in track construction and maintenance
  • Good communication skills and ability to relate to other people and groups
  • Experience of working with and supervising external and volunteer groups
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Working and living in remote locations
  • Knowledge of New Zealand's native flora and fauna


Opportunities to step into other roles may be available as the works progress:


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For any queries, please contact Mark Nelson, email, telephone 027 809 3360.


Applications close at 5pm on 6 August 2018.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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