Team Members/Lead Hands

The Plant People is a well-established landscape company, based in Otahuhu, Auckland with projects over the greater Auckland area. Our dedicated team are looking for more team members who want to work outdoors. Join The Plant People for a fun and rewarding career in Landscaping.


  • Organise the staff, materials, tools, vehicles, PPE per team
  • Manage the onsite activity ensuring the Plant People quality and objectives are met
  • Create a positive work environment, with a focus on task completion
  • Up-skilling knowledge base of other staff
  • Ensure timesheets, job-sheets and diary for you and your staff is completed as required
  • Liaise with Clients
  • Work under all contract conditions and policies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to health & safety through participation in meetings and site observations
  • Train and mentor other staff
  • Carry out daily prestart maintenance checks and servicing tasks
  • Co-ordinate and manage the external repairs and maintenance of equipment via external suppliers
  • Work unsupervised at times
  • Operating 1.5t to 5t diggers on civil sites
  • During the downtime you will be required to help out with general labouring duties
  • Ensure necessary product/equipment resource is delivered in advance


  • Passion for horticulture
  • Able to understand and read plans / management report
  • Able to plan, follow instructions and to use initiative
  • Able to organise and implement day to day tasks
  • Current Site Safe, Growsafe, Trade certificate in horticulture or similar would be advantageous
  • A clean full NZ drivers’ licence advantageous
  • Be a qualified Machine Operator with WTR
  • Have a valid Class 2 License advantageous
  • Good command of the English language in order to liaise with customers, team members and sub-contractors
  • Plant and Herbicide understanding and knowledge
  • Good judgement and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic
  • Team management skills
  • Passion for landscaping with a focus on quality and customer service
  • Experience across a range of machinery and ability to operate to a high standard
  • Trade certificate in Horticulture/Turf Culture or similar would be advantageous
  • Experience with the operation of common landscape machinery including excavators, loaders, compactors and rollers
  • Aptitude and experience with respect to hard and soft landscaping works
  • Experience in this industry is advantageous but not essential
  • Eligible to work in NZ
  • Can pass a pre-employment medical assessment & drug test
  • Is motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Is physically fit
  • Willing to learn and grow with the Company
  • Has the ability to work well in a team as well as with minimal supervision
  • Experience in pricing of work is preferable


Flexible hours up to 55hrs/week within a fun team environment where we value our staff by providing full uniforms, fruit, full training and advancement within the organisation.

All PPE gear and tools will be supplied as well as ongoing training relevant to our industry.

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable working environment. The opportunity exists to develop/advance your skills and your career.

To see The Plant People’s amazing projects and team please visit our Projects pages or

How to Apply

Your opportunity to join a great team starts here. If you have a passion for the outdoors and you are not afraid to get your hands dirty then send your Cover Letter and CV for Attention Ricky Vowles, to