We are looking for a Surface Waters Operator to join our water services team in the Selwyn District. This role will suit someone who is good at dealing with a wide variety of people and is able to work alone, as well as being part of a small team. You will be self-motivated, conscientious, analytical, and have a good understanding of rural protocols.

Key tasks include scheduled checks and reactive maintenance of the surface waters network and urban stock water races. You will be maintaining supply to users, looking after the water race scheme and its river intakes, as well as assisting in general maintenance of the surface waters network including weed control/spraying.

The role requires someone who is flexible in their hours of work and has the ability to be part of an on-call roster which includes nights and weekends.

The successful applicant will need to be willing to learn, have a positive outlook and lots of energy, as this is a physically demanding role. So, if you believe you can excel in this space and are looking to be part of a dedicated team, then we are keen to hear from you!

You will bring the following:

  • Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
  • STMS Level 1 (essential – training can be provided)
  • WTR endorsements (advantageous)
  • Growsafe and Working at Heights (advantageous)
  • Physically fit and self-motivated
  • Health and Safety conscious with a positive attitude


What we offer:

  • Competitive and rewarding remuneration package (including Boost – employee benefits program, work vehicle and phone, and your birthday off!)
  • Great working conditions and an excellent team environment
  • Varied and interesting work everyday
  • Ongoing training, development and support
  • An innovative company with diverse projects


The company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug, and alcohol test prior to employment.

Want to be part of the action?

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Or email your CV and Cover Letter to recruit@corde.nz.

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