Careers in conservation & the environment

Ecological field assistant – MBC Environmental – Westport

  • Fixed Term
  • Westport
  • 02/10/2020

Website MBC Environmental

At MBC Environmental we specialise in providing a wide range of practical, hands-on solutions to our clients that protect and enhance our environment.

To fit our company, we’re looking for people with a positive attitude, who enjoy hard work, have great communication and are highly reliable.

We have been fortunate enough to be involved in one of the longest Powelliphanta land snail research projects and are putting together a team to help build on this knowledge. The work aims to collect important data in a collaboration effort between a number of organisations.

The work is carried out at night time, in the right climate conditions (often wet) and can be challenging but it offers good experience in working with one of our rare native species.

This work is based from Westport (on the West Coast) and is in on a fixed-term basis and goes until the project objectives are met which we anticipate taking 8-12 weeks. The role is ideally suited to those currently studying or looking for experience within the environmental industry.

You must have:

  • Passion for the outdoors and the New Zealand environment
  • Moderate fitness
  • Ability to work in challenging weather and terrain
  • Ability to work night shift
  • Flexibility as the work is weather dependent
  • Strong commitment to health and safety
  • Pass a drug test.

What MBC offers:

  • A safe, supportive work environment
  • All equipment, training and guidance.

The work is scheduled to start in early to mid-November and will include inductions, training, uniforms and equipment.

Please apply with a cover letter and a copy of your CV to get access to further pre-employment information and positions descriptions to .

Applications close: Friday, 2nd October 2020 or when a suitable team is recruited.

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


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