Would it change your work life if you could work for a trade company that paid top dollar, gave you the opportunity to progress, valued your input, provided training, showed genuine appreciation and was just good fun?
For most the answer is a big FAT YES…but finding a trade company that gets how to treat people right is seems harder than it should be…so what gives?
BEFORE I TELL YOU ABOUT THE JOB and the type of person we’re looking for I want to tell you my story – as I’ve been where you are now.
I used to work for my old boss to my own high standards, but often went home at the end of the day feeling unappreciated. I got little thanks for what I did, or feedback on how well I did it. There was little or no communication. We barely met together as a team to see how we could improve as a company. I felt that the boss was too busy to listen to my ideas and after a while I stopped speaking up. There didn’t seem to be much opportunity for growth or to move up. And there wasn’t much in the way of training or money spent on improving our knowledge about new products or systems. We all just slogged away, doing the same work day in and day out.
I thought changing jobs and earning a bit more money could help. The extra money was nice to start with, but I wanted more than just a pay check.
If this sounds at all familiar you’ll be happy to know it doesn’t have to be that way.
We’ve been in business for 5.5 years and to be honest, in those first few years we were just another company that tried to hire people for an extra dollar rather than really looking into making our business a great place to work. We realised we needed to look inside the company for change – to become the best trade business and to create the kind of workplace we could be proud of…and that people genuinely enjoyed working at.
So, we did it better.
We have grown skilled and motivated team of tradies who are in it for the long term. With everything we do we focus on our core values, company culture, communication and we invest in training to continually upskill our staff. We challenge our team to be better than the rest, to provide the best service to our clients. We meet regularly to discuss jobs and workloads, how we can improve the business and our team’s working experience.
The biggest change has been that we know sharing our success and thanking people for their hard work is vital to have a great team.
We know it can be daunting to move on. Perhaps you are comfortable but how long are you happy to carry on feeling unfulfilled? Maybe you’re moving and want a fresh start? Or maybe you are thinking ‘what if it doesn’t work out? We hear you. But if like me you have a sense that you’re worth more, and you believe in doing things better, then now might be the right time to make a change.
With so many satisfied clients our business is growing and we need a PLUMBER who is an A player with proven experience at managing jobs and ability to train/mentor apprentices. We stand behind being the best place to work and I’ve included the benefits we offer for the right person:
• Earn $28-$33 per hour – we pay top rates (depending on what you bring to the table).
• You get a company vehicle + an iphone or samsung phone
• Get up to a $1,000 ANNUAL tool allowance
Overalls, wet weather gear and boots provided –we’ve got flash uniforms too!
• A paid day off for your birthday.
• Beers, low n slow barbeques, out of town trips and social events.
Company Family Day – A day (twice yearly) organised with staff input for all staff and family members to enjoy
• Exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging work, which will develop your skills and experience. You certainly won’t be stuck doing the same thing day after day
We’re careful about who we hire. We have to be able to maintain our team culture. Here’s what we’d like to see from you.
• Plumber and a Gasfitter would be an advantage
• Be a New Zealand Qualified and Registered Plumber/Gasfitter (10yrs in the trade would be ideal.)
• Have a clean full Driver’s license.
• Be able to work un-supervised, manage all aspects of a quoted job or maintenance job
Be open to learning quoting/pricing of smaller jobs using our in house business systems – such as infinity and water softener installs with assistance from a certifying plumber/gasfitter/drainlayer
• Honest and trustworthy.
• Opportunity to grow into a leadership role within the company with benefits
• Take pride in your work and go the extra mile to make sure the job is top notch.
• Great people skills both with fellow workmates and customers.
If you’re curious or interested, send us a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter telling us why you’re the right person for the job. Please attach a photo so we can put a face to the name.
Applications close on 26 August 2019.
I look forward to talking with you.