Arborist & EWP Operator
Wellington, New Zealand

We provide our staff with all the training, safety gear and equipment you need for the job. We can also offer training to reach your Level 3 and 4 Arboriculture and Utility Arboriculture qualifications. Further your career with Treescape!

Treescape Wellington are seeking arborists and EWP operators to join our team, based from our Lower Hutt depot. We have full time positions available with guaranteed minimum hours, working for both key contracts and residential clients.

Job Description:

The role requires operating as part of a team, placing importance on communication so we are working to task as safely as possible.

The work involves specialist activities, working for rail, utility, commercial and residential clients, this requires differing tasks including:

  • Felling small and large trees
  • Climbing, dismantling and sectional rigging
  • Pruning; formative and for clearances near power lines
  • Chipping and processing debris
  • Operating MEWP (specialist insulated tree trimming bucket truck)
  • Heavy truck operations for cartage, transporting of machinery and operations of whole tree forestry chippers
  • Completing site specific documentation through a tablet/iPad

Attributes for this position:

  • An Arboriculture Qualification and experience (training available also).
  • Have a strong work ethic, being self motivated, taking pride in your work.
  • Be capable of making sound decisions and working unsupervised.
  • Good communication and literacy - will be required to document site specific documentation and report back to the Projects Manager.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a focus on safety for yourself and other staff.
  • Must hold a current drivers license and preferably a class 2, also RTW and Class 5 where required.


Treescape also has vacancies for Utility and General Arborists at our depots based in Masterton and Bulls.

We operate in a drug and alcohol free environment. You will need to pass a pre-employment medical including a drug test to be able to work with us.

Please do not apply to this ad if you are not a current NZ resident or do not have a current legal permit to work in NZ.

If this role matches your skill set, let us know by completing an application form and sending this with your CV and a short cover letter to Or, for more information on this or other Wellington vacancies, phone 04 569 5813.