Cemetery Technician / Kaihangarau Urupā

You will be part of the team that maintains and develops Porirua City Council Cemeteries and the Crematorium. This role will have you working in a close team environment that looks after our park like cemeteries on behalf of our community.


You will be responsible for:

  • identifying and preparing burial plots

  • attending and providing assistance with funeral proceedings as required

  • maintaining and developing all gardens and turf areas to a high standard

  • providing assistance to family members and funeral directors in a mature and sensitive manner

  • operating in a manner that adheres to our health and safety policy and practices

We are looking for someone with experience in this field. You’ll need to show us that you:

  • are physically fit to undertake this role

  • have experience with small tools and machinery

  • have a clean Class 1 driver’s licence, with wheels and tracks endorsement is advantageous

  • are available to work after 4pm on weekdays and some Saturday mornings if required

  • have experience operating a digger, and it would be nice if you have horticultural qualifications and or Growsafe certification.

This is a full time position working 40 hours Monday to Friday, with some occasional evening and Saturday morning work. We also have a part time position available working 24 hours Wednesday - Friday. Please see how part time ad to apply for that position.

All about Porirua City

Our city is changing and we need skilled people to help make that happen. Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. You’ll be welcomed into a team that’s collaborative, values input and empowers you to make things happen. To top it off, the harbour and bush are at your doorstep; it’s the perfect place to work. 

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Come and join our Parks team and be part of our welcoming and engaging environment. Please contact Jon King on 027 530 3367 for more information. Applications need to be received via our Careers Portal by Thursday 21 March 2019.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: CMAJ94499

Location: Porirua

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019