Cemetery Technician


Care, compassion and attention to detail are essential to helping families through the grieving process.

Through its role as a cemetery and cremation operator, Hamilton City Council has an important part to play in our community, providing end-of-life support and services to families saying goodbye to their loved ones.

We operate Hamilton Park Cemetery which has served the community since 1957, and includes the crematorium and chapel facilities we have operated since 1963.

The team at Hamilton Park Cemetery is looking for someone to fill a specialist position. This is a rare opportunity, and one we realise is not for everyone. However, if you are someone who enjoys supporting your community (wants to do something for your community) then this could be the job for you.

We work with a variety of people from many different cultures and provide a loving and respectful service for people’s loved ones. Located in the beautiful rural setting of Newstead, on the outskirts of Hamilton, the grounds are maintained by a supportive team who are proud of the service they offer the community.

As the Cemetery Technician, you will be responsible for carrying out cremations, funeral attendant tasks and ash interment service duties.  Maintenance of facility lawns and shrubbery, in addition to assisting with burial services and grounds maintenance will also be part of your role.

The work you will be doing involves cremation of our deceased, and we’ll need you to have a caring nature to ensure as a team we can support our customers and their extended family and friends.

You’ll also be operating machinery including diggers, trucks and furnace’s, these can reach 1,000 degrees so having a practical and safe work ethic will be fundamental. In addition, you’ll need to be physically fit and mentally strong. You’ll also have a sense of humour and an empathetic working style.

The team members are supportive of each other and committed to excellence and want someone similar to join them. If you think you are up to the challenge and would enjoy working in this diverse and unique role please apply today.

This full-time position will be on a rotating roster of Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Friday, with occasional overtime.

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates will be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments and Ministry of Justice check.

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at https://hamilton.careercentre.net.nz/Job

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

 

Permanent - Full Time

Job no: BCAL856860

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Monday, 5 March 2018