We Are Hiring! - Wild Animal Pest Operatives

Job Description

Otago Pest Services is a Wild Animal Pest Control company operating in the Otago Area.
We specialise in controlling Possums, Mustelids, Pigs, Wallabies, Goats, Rabbits and Deer.

Due to an increased Work programme we are again seeking keen, enthusiastic, motivated, fit, level headed individuals to join our teams.

While ideally we are looking for experienced operators who hold a current Controlled Substance Licence & Comprehensive First Aid (Unit Standards 6400,01,02) we are keen to talk to you if you have a genuine desire to work in the Pest Control Industry, have some experience with trapping and poisoning possums, if you enjoy the outdoors, hunting and tramping, are fit and willing to learn.

We are based from Cromwell (Central Otago). Most Operations are "stay away" jobs (10 days on, 4 days off). You will be under the supervision of your Team Leader. You will need to think practically, display common sense and abide by all Health & Safety Regulations. This is physical work and a very good level of fitness is required – ideally hunting/tramping is your recreational past time.

Please note: although the Base is Cromwell there is no requirement for successful candidates to live in Cromwell. Accommodation is paid while you “stay away”.
Accommodation may also be available during your 4 day break.

We can offer you:-

- Very competitive remuneration
- Training for the NZ Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3)
- a safe, constructive and rewarding work environment
- an opportunity to work in some remote and rarely accessible parts of the country
- opportunity for advancement within the organisation.

OPSL insist on a safe working environment and employment is subject to:-

-pre employment drug testing & possibly health screening
-police check – for Licence requirements

Please phone Jim on 027 277 4556 or our Office Manager on 027 201 4009 to find out more. A Employment Application form is available by emailing our office.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job type:

Full Time


Central Otago