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Tradesperson - Structures

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 571525
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hastings
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, 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.

Our Hastings crew is growing with a large pipeline of construction projects coming our way, including bridge construction, Bridge Strengthening and repairs, retaining walls and other exciting projects to keep us busy!

With this being said, we are looking for a Structures Tradesperson to join our crew! This is an exciting opportunity for you if you are looking for a change in career and are ready to take that next step.

What we offer:

  • Very competitive pay rate plus overtime and other benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for training and career progression to those who work hard and demonstrate willingness to learn
  • A fun, welcoming team working in a positive atmosphere.

About the role:

This is a 'hands on' role where you will be working in the Structures crew maintaining and strengthening local bridges and structures located across Hawkes Bay.

You will be involved with structural concrete repairs and formwork, building a range of retaining walls, we also assist Downer maintenance crews in installing a wide variety of infrastructure across our maintenance contracts.

We are also currently work with the NZTA on their North Island Bailey Bridge contract which occasionally requires the crew to travel from Whangarei to Wellington.

If you have a background in structures and enjoy travelling as part of work then we want to hear from you!

The end goal will be to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers and that production targets are met.

About you:

Along with your experience operating machinery there are a few essentials to what we are looking for, but don’t stress too much if you don’t tick them all off, we are prepared to train you:

  • A class 2 full New Zealand Drivers licence (WTR endorsements are desirable)
  • High standard of workmanship
  • Clear communication skills with the ability to build rapport with your crew.

You will also bring with you your commitment to safe workplace practises.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 571525 to apply.     

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

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

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 

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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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