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Trainee Emulsion Sprayer Driver

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 574936
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Trades, 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.

Our Penrose team is looking for a Trainee Emulsion Sprayer Operator to join their sealing team.

This is a great opportunity to start or revive your career with a reputable, reliable company – Downer! Training and development is par for the course. If you are an enthusiastic individual who is looking to develop their skills and gain experience as a Sprayer Operator, then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. 

The role:
Working as part of a team, you’ll be involved in a number of road sealing activities, like reseals, first coats, patching and commercial work.

But what does that really mean?  You’ll be spraying emulsion (the glue that holds the stones to the road basically).

It’s a bit more complicated than just that though, you’ll need to ensure the correct spray rates are happening, doing quality checks, driving the sprayer truck and looking after the plant (we’ve got some brand new sprayers that you’ll be working on too).

About you:
As you’ll be working on some pretty heavy machinery you’ll ideally bring with you a Class 4 Licence (but if not Class 2 is fine and we’ll help to train you up).

You’ll also be a team player and have experience and-or a keen interest in chip sealing work.  You’ll couple this with:

  • A great work ethic – you’ll be part of a busy team and some long hours are required (but you’ll be rewarded accordingly)
  • A strong focus on Safety and Quality
  • Problem solving skills to solve daily challenges
  • Flexibility – some out of town travel will be required on occasion
  • A can-do attitude - this is a great opportunity to be trained as a Bitumen Sprayer Operator - a highly sought after skill in New Zealand!


In return we offer:
Join our bubble and be rewarded by working alongside a great crew with industry experts to learn from, Modern plant + equipment and a competitive remuneration, training and continuous opportunities for growth! We also provide full PPE & Uniform along with access to exclusive benefits and partnered discounts.

How to apply?
If you are ready to get started ASAP and this role is perfect for you, then apply via www.downercareers.co.nz and quote reference no: 574936. Alternately drop off your CV to our Penrose depot today!

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. 

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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