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Hire Equipment Manager

NZ Defence Force
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Defence, corrections & security
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Job Description

What you will do

The primary focus of this role is to manage bookings and facilitate the hireage of the hire equipment inventory. The equipment is hired to both military and civilian (non uniformed) personnel. 

You will have an understanding of equipment maintenance as you will be expected to maintain the equipment at safe operational levels. You will need to ensure that members have comprehensive awareness of the safety requirements when operating equipment. 

What we need

Great customer service and communications skills are your top attributes. 

You will need to have a technical understanding of the equipment available for hire; some items available are hedge and line trimmers, water blasters, trailers, bouncy castle, caravan, minivan, rug doctor, log splitters, water blasters, rotary hoes, marquee and mulcher.

You will also need a good level of understanding of the Microsoft suite of applications in particular Excel, Word and Outlook.

Please note: this role is for 20 hours per week, fixed-term until October 2020.

Who we are

One of RNZAF Ohakea many accountabilities and responsibilities is the management, delivery and oversight of the Base Welfare Fund and associated activities. The Base maintains a base welfare fund which includes associated Hire Equipment, readily available for hire by all contributing members for welfare/recreational purposes.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.  For further information, contact Susan Brown on (06) 351 5128.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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