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Yard Hand


  • Competitive salary
  • Monday - Friday (plus on call roster)
  • Good employer


Our marina is coming back in-house over the coming months and we are building a new team. The purpose of the role is to assist the Travel Lift and Hardstand Supervisor to safely and efficiently operate the haul out facility and hardstand at the Marina.


As the Yard Hand you will:


  • Carry out the daily activities of the boatyard
  • Deliver strong customer service to all marina customers
  • Take a safety first approach, to manage multiple hazards and risks on site
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships


It's hands on practical work which will suit someone with prior marina experience.  Please check out the competencies below and let us know in your cover letter how we're a great match for each other:


  • Operating lifting equipment
  • Basic knowledge of construction, hull configuration, maintenance and operation of sail and power boats
  • Good communication skills
  • Using and updating standard operating procedures 
  • Computer literate (able to use MS Office packages)
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. travel lift, elevated platform, forklift licence)
  • Physically able to perform the tasks of the role


In return, you will receive a competitive salary and join a positive workplace culture with a dynamic, friendly manager; where your ideas are valued, your ongoing development is supported and you can make a difference in this "Smart Little City"


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Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people.  The region has a wide variety of land and water activities including easy access to several national parks, we also have great schools and terrific weather; it’s a great place for all ages!


Applications close: Midnight Thursday 6 May 2021


For more information about the role itself please contact: Nigel Skeggs, Manager Nelson Marina on 03 546 0275.