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Carpenter/General Hand

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 561943
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Invercargill
Categories: Maintenance, Construction, Civil Engineering

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer is a large international company and a significant contractor in the civil infrastructure industry. Within the breadth of work, we cover, we deal with the construction and maintenance of many concrete structures including bridges, retaining walls, culverts, pipelines, iconic civil amenities, lookouts and decks. 

About the role:

The primary role will be carrying out general carpentry, concrete, bridge and structures maintenance activities. You will be expected to be involved in planning, organizing and controlling activities and operations, as both part of a crew and individually assigned tasks.  All work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets (productivity, quality and safety) are met.

You will be expected to work ‘hands on’ in a variety of building industry related projects. The role also requires a high standard of personal presentation and workmanship together with strong customer service skills.

About you:

We are looking for candidates with the following skills & experience:

  • Trade qualification an advantage
  • Practical three years’ carpentry/concrete experience
  • Able to deal with unexpected events, make decisions and provide direction to work teams
  • Shows willingness/provides solutions to assist with a “continual improvement” philosophy
  • Organized and systematic approach to working environment, strong planning skills
  • Be hard working, reliable and motivated 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Can work well and efficiently both unsupervised and within a team
  • Hold a full, clean NZ class 1 drivers licence (can drive manual vehicle) or equivalent. A class 2 license and W,T,R endorsements are advantageous.
  • Good level of physical ability
  • High levels of motivation

What's on offer:

  • Permanent, full time position with Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid over time
  • Stable working environment
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Uniform and safety gear provided
  • Wide variety of projects – you won't be bored

This is a great time to join the Downer team and take the next step in your career with an organisation committed to the lifelong development of our people.  If this sounds like you then register your interest at reference 561943.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.


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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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