Cemetery Operations Team Member-Sexton/Cremator Operator

Date: 19 May 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Permanent full-time opportunity   
•    Development and training provided.
•    A diverse role that requires a full clean driving licence


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

Do you enjoy the outdoors and thrive in a hands-on environment?
If you are physically fit and looking for your next career challenge, this role is for you!

We're looking for a team player to join our Operations Division at Waikumete Cemetery.  This cemetery is set in beautifully landscaped grounds. You will be part of a passionate and experienced team who deliver a service that ensures our community's needs are met during the most difficult time.


As a Sexton, you will be part of our burial team with a variety of cemetery operational tasks including but not limited to:


•    Burial preparation
•    Attending burials
•    Grave aftercare
•    Cleaning of equipment
•    Plot sales
•    Cremator operation


As an Auckland Council Cemeteries Sexton, you may be required to work at our other cemeteries when needed. You will be either be provided with a council vehicle to travel to the site from your home base at Waikumete or be reimbursed with a milage allowance if you choose to use your own vehicle.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be someone who enjoys working outside both in Summer and Winter. You will preferably have digger and excavator experience, and a tractor licence would be highly advantageous however unit standard training will be provided to the right candidate. 


We will be looking for people who are:


•    Compassionate
•    Reliable
•    A team player
•    Good communicator


Organisational skills are essential to the smooth running of our facilities and services that we provide to the community. You will be assisting families and Funeral Directors in delivering a respectful and professional service, ensuring families feel comfortable and are well attended to.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
If you are looking to share some valuable hours helping families and supporting your community, this role is for you.


Our permanent full-time opportunities are 40 hours per week (7-day roster including weekends and public holidays) and overtime as required. All uniforms, training and equipment will be provided, as is onsite parking. 

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
To access a copy of the position description click here


Applications close Thursday 15th May 2023


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.
Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.