Track Specialist

The Waikato Racing Club’s racecourse at Te Rapa (in Hamilton) is home to one of the five strategic racing clubs and the flagship of the Waikato region which accommodates New Zealand’s largest population of horse operations and racing personnel.  The Waikato Racing Club (WRC) is now seeking applications for the hands-on position of Track Specialist.  This opening provides a rare opportunity for the successful applicant to actively contribute to the future development and growth of one of New Zealand’s premium racecourses. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Track Specialist has overall responsibility for all tracks and courses at the Te Rapa Racecourse providing leadership and day-to-day supervision of the Operations Team to ensure a high-quality service is provided and deadlines are met.   Driven by results, you will be self-motivated and able to meet all requirements within acceptable costs and revenues. This position requires relevant successful experience in turf management, and demands a high degree of interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, as well as having the overall responsibility for health and safety of and on the track for all racing, trackwork/training and trial days. 

You will be able to demonstrate excellence in all aspects of the management and maintenance of Turf, with the ability to work with physically demanding activities, such as heavy lifting, pushing or pulling; as well as the ability to work in environments exposed to the elements, such as temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odours and/or loud noises.  As a “people person” you will be able to work collaboratively to earn respect of the team and in doing so, mentor where required by sharing expertise to raise the level of competency across the organisation and support a positive workplace culture.  Some skills in budget preparation and fiscal management are also required, and the ability to problem solve and multi-task.

If this sounds like you, then we look forward to hearing from you.  

Applications close on Monday, 5th November 2018.   

Please apply with a current Cover Letter and CV and direct any confidential enquiries to

Vickie Mullan at careers@teraparacing.co.nz
For more information, please visit www.teraparacing.co.nz
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Facilities and Maintenance Specialist

The Waikato Racing Club (WRC) at Te Rapa is home to one of the five strategic racing clubs and the flagship of the Waikato region which accommodates New Zealand’s largest population of horse operations and racing personnel. The WRC is now seeking applications for the position of Facilities and Maintenance Specialist.  This opening provides an opportunity for the successful applicant to actively contribute to the future development of WRC, as we continue to grow, diversify and develop into the future to meet our strategic goals. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Facilities and Maintenance Specialist has responsibility for all compliance, maintenance and repair work of the WRC’s facilities and grounds (outside of the track) at the Club’s base at the Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton.  The role also involves event management support particularly with setting up and closing down of all events, as well as security and health & safety responsibility of all areas outside of the track. Another key aspect of the role is to maintain regular communication with property tenants to ensure both the Tenant's and the Landlord's (WRC) obligations are being met in relation to lease conditions and general building, plant and equipment maintenance and repairs.

The position requires relevant experience in property/facilities management, planning maintenance operations, event management, and demands a solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems and contract management, as well as health and safety statutory compliance.  A relevant qualification in Facilities Management or Tradesman in a similar field, or senior experience that would be equivalent, is highly sought after, as well as working knowledge of plant  machinery and equipment.  The ability to work with physically demanding activities, such as heavy lifting, pushing or pulling is also a prerequisite.

If this sounds like you, then we look forward to hearing from you.  

Applications close on Monday, 5th November 2018.   

Please apply with a current Cover Letter and CV and direct any confidential enquiries to
 
Vickie Mullan at careers@teraparacing.co.nz.
For more information, please visit www.teraparacing.co.nz. 
 

DRIVER CLASS 4 – WAIKATO AND CHRISTCHURCH

Majestic Horse Floats has been established since 1938 and is New Zealand’s leading provider of transport to the equine industry. To ensure our national market leading presence we are developing the size and scope of our driving teams around the country. 

Ideally you come from within our industry and have a flexible can do attitude as no two days are the same and we operate 7 days per week. Your geographical knowledge and customer leading focus set you apart from others you work with.

We have a fleet of 33 trucks around the country and there is interisland and overnight travel expected. You can expect to receive 1 weekend off per calendar month. This is a salary remunerated position.

To express interest please either phone or forward your CV to

Ward Austin
CEO Majestic Horse Floats 
ward@majesticfloats.co.nz
0275409259