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Civil Carpenter-Timaru

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 565091
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Timaru
Categories: Trades, Construction

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. 

If you wish to join a company that is a leading provider of infrastructure services, we have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Carpenter to join our professional team on a full time basis. 

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 (safety, quality and productivity) are met.

You will be expected to work ‘hands on’ and have experience in a variety of building industry related projects, would be an advantage. In addition, you may be required to operate machinery or undertake other tasks and duties for which you are appropriately skilled or qualified. The role also requires a high standard of personal presentation and workmanship together with strong customer service skills.

What's on offer:

  • Permanent, full time position
  • Guaranteed hours + overtime
  • Opportunity to join a progressive organisation who truly embraces training and development
  • Growth industry with plenty of career opportunity
  • Wide variety of projects – you won't be bored

About you:

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

  • Trade qualification
  • Practical experience - carpentry, bridge maintenance, concreting and structures work with proven workmanship and an eye for detail
  • 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 minimum (can drive manual vehicle)
  • Good level of physical ability
  • High levels of motivation

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 www.downercareers.co.nz reference 565091.

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


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