Groundsman & General Handyman

Job Christchurch Adventure Park General Maintenance

Groundsman & General Handyman

CAP is looking for a groundsman and general handyman/ maintenance person who is practical and has a good basic knowledge of buildings, working with contractors and delivering a high level of service delivery to ensure the operation runs smoothly.

The role will report to the operations manager and involve all things maintenance within the Park. From keeping the village grounds tidy and well kept to building services, water management and looking after our vehicle fleet. Perfect for someone who wants to develop their skills and take ownership of specific areas. Great long term potential for the right candidate.


Main Duties:

  • Passion for giving customers a great first impression.. you will have attention to detail.
  • It starts with the maintenance and upkeep of village grounds - mowing, landscaping, 
  • Maintenance and upkeep of buildings, stormwater system and vehicle fleet;
  • Prioritising guest and team safety at all times
  • Liaising closely with third party contractors such as electricians and plumbers to undertake specialist maintenance work as required.
  • Rubbish management - transferring rubbish from the village locations to the Operations area;
  • Following thorough processes and documentation around inspection, maintenance and repair works of all plant and workings in the Adventure Park including, but not limited to, the chairlift, vehicles, village buildings
  • Working to maintenance schedules
  • Assist Lift Operators by covering breaks;


  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Full NZ Drivers’ license with manual endorsement;
  • Ability to work outdoors in potentially challenging conditions for long periods of time;
  • Strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment weighing in excess of 23kg;
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Ability to comprehend and troubleshoot mechanical systems;
  • Experience with rigging, a trade or mechanical understanding is a bonus
  • Organised;
  • Experience in a self-starting/self-managing role in order to get the job done.
  • Confident use of the English language, written and oral;
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand

The Christchurch Adventure Park is a smoke-free workplace.

If you send a CV and a cover letter to us, outlining your fit for the role and why you want to work at CAP (not a generic "fire-off the CV" approach) then you're miles ahead of other candidates ... just saying!!