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06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

able personnel logo white

06 878 0026 | 0800 878 000

130 Queen Street East
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Able Personnel Hastings





Lead Outdoor Living Installer

Make a rewarding change for the better! Join an award-winning team leading the installs of some of NZ's best outdoor living roof systems & screens.

  • Relocation Package available for those coming from out of region
  • Work in beautiful Hawke's Bay
  • Support to learn and grow, on-going development

Our client, Douglas Outdoor & Textile Innovation, is recruiting for an experienced Lead Outdoor Living Installer to join their fast-growing work family.

Are you their next Lead Installer? Join our client on a secure, permanent basis on location across our awesome region.

They are a Hawke's Bay leader in Louvre Roofs, Tension Canopy Systems, Awnings, Ziptrak® Screens and Cantilever Umbrellas. Their team also makes other custom products including canvas repairs, boat & vehicle upholstery.

  • Work and enjoy installing some of NZ's most top quality products and outdoor living brands
  • Feel the satisfaction of being part of something bigger than yourself, where you play an essential part in building an exciting, quality brand

Douglas Outdoor is a supportive and inclusive employer who takes really good care of their own. In doing so they aim to keep everyone happy and delivering quality work for themselves and their growing number of loyal customers.

In return for your skills and excellent attitude, they are offering:

  • A reliable full-time, permanent position
  • Mobile phone and vehicle
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Supportive team environment
  • Above average pay rate
  • Work on a variety of high-end jobs across beautiful Hawke's Bay
  • Support to learn and grow
  • A centrally based location at 413 Queen St West, Hastings
  • A relocation package up to $5k (T's & C's apply)

Their customers expect high quality, so you'll be the sort of person who takes pride in a job well done. To meet customers’ expectations, the focus is on quality installation and they believe in investing in training and on-going development of their staff to achieve this.

While you will be working as part of a team, it is important you are able to show initiative to deliver and install our range of products by yourself when needed.

This is an important lead role where you will be the face of the company, so excellent interpersonal skills and professional behaviour will come naturally to you.

You'll enjoy variety in your work and getting out and about to various homes and businesses throughout Hawke's Bay.


  • Motivation to do quality work and provide a superior service to our clients
  • Experience working with a range of power tools
  • Problem solving ability on-site
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently, and cut once, measure thrice
  • Positive leadership attitude, including teamwork and leading by example
  • Great communication skills
  • An eye for detail with a practical approach to tasks
  • Trade experience in building, renovation or aluminium fabrication (2 years' experience or equivalent training minimum)
  • Physically fit (some heavy lifting required)
  • A clean full drivers’ licence

If you meet the criteria and are ready for your next challenge, please send your CV and cover letter to ABLE Personnel by emailing

Note, we can only consider applications from people currently residing in NZ and who hold a valid work visa; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for this position; unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email.


I just wanted to thank you for all you have done in finding somebody for our administrative role, I am beyond delighted but I also think the person we hired through Able will be awesome and fit in really well.

There is quite a bit that goes into finding somebody beyond just the skill set (although I now appreciate that is necessary), so thank you so much.  I have enjoyed working with Able and will use you again and definitely recommend others to use the same process – it's been an interesting journey.

Jo - Hastings Business Owner

Thank you for your excellent service while helping me on my journey to a new career. It has been a pleasure dealing with you during this process. I would recommend ABLE's services to anyone i meet who is seeking employment. And will do so.

Once again thanks, Technical Field Officer

Morgan Lindsay

I want to say thanks for all your efforts, you have been amazing and we really appreciate the help and assistance you have supplied us with.

Account Manager and an Administrator, recently returned from Overseas

Travis Woods - Account Manager/ Administrator

Thanks for your help and communication, easily the best personnel company and person I have dealt with.

Heavy Machinery Operator

Tim Dorward - Heavy Machinery Operator

I have found ABLE Personnel to be a recruitment agency who actually works for both candidates and employers to make the best match for both parties. Able deserve the best feedback - great team to work with. Realistic, friendly, approachable people whom go the extra mile to supply an excellent service.

Production Planner and Supply Chain Coordinator

Maryanne Coley - Production Planner

We were really impressed with the service we received from Sonya and the team, right from the initial e-mail listing the position. We were kept informed at all stages. Sonya was really interested in what we were doing and helped us find the right candidate. We will certainly call on Able Personnel again.

Greg Wells, Director

TCL Accountants

Firstlight Foods in Hawkes Bay have been a regular user of Able Personnel’s services in the last 10 years. The level of service is always prompt & professional and the applicants they provide are of a high quality. Able can help across the spectrum from temporary assignments to senior management recruiting.

Thanks & Regards

Firstlight Foods

We have engaged the services of Able Personnel since 2013 for the recruitment of professional and non-professional rural based positions. We have found the service offered to be professional, efficient and committed. The recommendations, reference checking and follow up have been excellent. Their consultants’ communication and dialogue are empathetic and are a valuable part of the assignment. We would strongly recommend their services.

Nochi Trust

It has now been 3 months since my big move from Auckland to Hawkes Bay and I just wanted to touch base to say a big thank you to you and the team at Able Personnel for helping me secure not just employment but one that was a good fit with my goals and career path. It has certainly made my move a lot easier knowing that I had such a competent team looking after my employment options.

From the very first contact when I called to register on your database right through to my employment placement and after, I have been really impressed with the professionalism, friendliness and responsiveness displayed by everyone I dealt with at Able Personnel. I think the people you have at Able Personnel and the experience they bring are beyond compare and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for employment or looking to employ. Once again thank you for all your support and I look forward to catching up again soon.

Kind regards

Charie Bowgett

“We were very happy with the service that you (and Able) have provided. The quality of candidates introduced were of a higher calibre than we anticipated. You were open and approachable and made the process very smooth and easy. We wanted the position filled quickly and Able Personnel assisted in that goal and you actively sought candidates from outside of Able’s existing database. We would use Able Personnel again and will happily recommend your services to other businesses.”

Many thanks

Mel & Rob Douglas, Added Valuation Limited

We recently employed the services of Able Personnel to assist us in our search for a new office/accounts person. Our decision to use a recruitment agency was mostly based on the need to find someone with the right qualifications for the role quickly, and not having available time to see to the entirety of the recruitment process.

After enlightening Able to the person we were seeking, Able advertised the position, met with the applicants, and then sent us a number of CVs so we could get a feel for the prospective employees and their skill sets. In preparation for the CVs, Able compiled reports from referees that had been contacted on our behalf, and required the applicants to complete skills tests relevant to the position. Since these tests and the results are quantifiable, we were able to compare the different applicants against each other and see who we believed to be the most skilled and suitable. From these CVs we then chose a number of people to interview.

Although this number was relatively small, it was still arduous and time consuming, and we were grateful that Able had done most of the ‘donkey work’ for us. It really was about finding the person with the right ‘fit’ for our company, which we believe we have done, and our new office person is settling in well. Throughout this process, communication was good via both emails and calls from Able to keep us up to date with progress on recruitment. Sonya was spot on with her recommendations and we found her to be a straight shooter which we appreciated. We would recommend Able to anyone requiring new employees. It takes all the hassle out of recruitment and Able weeds out the ‘tyre-kickers’ for you. We would definitely use Able Personnel again.

Warrick Frogley