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Maintenance Generalist

Payment: Paid Position (Based on experience)
Location: Lake Tekapo
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: Limited Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 11/12/2019

Maintenance Generalist

About the business and the role

Tekapo Springs is an award-winning tourist destination located on the edge of the stunning lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie district.

The Maintenance team plays a crucial role in ensuring our facilities remain safe, tidy, functional and deliver a premium experience for our guests.

Job tasks and responsibilities

This roll includes a large variety of tasks including but not limited to...

  • Ensuring our pools are kept operating and water quality maintained “training provided”
  • Working with water pumps and filtration systems. “training provided”
  • Checking and basic maintenance of refrigeration plant and associated components.
  • Logging data for machinery, Pool, refrigeration and associated plant.
  • Cutting and storing firewood (Chainsaw & Log Splitter use)
  • Gardening maintenance, irrigation and landscaping
  • Operating Machinery as required (Training provided and endorsements after qualifying period)
  • Ice Rink preparation and Ice maintenance (Training Provided)
  • Make snow and service snow-making equipment, (Training provided)
  • Snow groomer operation and maintenance (Training provided)
  • Carpentry/building
  • Plumbing
  • First aid skills
  • Friendly and outgoing personality as we often interact with our customers


Skills and experience

We are after someone with a mature mindset who has a broad but general skill set who learns fast and prefers no two days alike.  Someone who is inquisitive, solution focused and enjoys the outdoors both Summer and Winter. We can provide a range of on the job and external training for the right candidate.

Skills and experience in these areas would be a great advantage.

  • Health and Safety focused
  • Driving and operating machines (WTR F)
  • Full NZ Drivers licence
  • Understanding of water systems
  • Basic computer skills
  • Attention to detail and pride in your workplace
  • General handyman skills
  • Use and understanding of tools & power tools
  • Mechanical knowledge and understanding

Job benefits and perks

Benefits of this role include

  • Assistance with accommodation in stunning lake Tekapo
  • Reduced cost staff meals from our award-winning cafe
  • Free access to our hot pool’s, activities and facilities for their family (T and Cs apply)
  • Opportunity to train, grow and develop within the role
  • Many local outdoor activities including Boating, fishing, water sports, snow sports, ice sports, mountain biking, hiking, night sky activities.

If this sounds like the role for you then head to our job site below and get applying.

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