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Asphalt Surfacing Workers

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Dunedin
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.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long-term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Our crew in Dunedin are now looking for Asphalt Surfacing Workers to come and join us in as we work to carry out multiple paving projects in Otago. Dunedin is a safe, quiet and affordable city to live in. Dunedin is on the rise with a recently completed state of the art dental school and the brand-new hospital under construction. Whether you are looking for a good place to call home for your family or an exciting and vibrant city to explore, Dunedin is the place for you!

Why join team Downer:

  • Stable employment with an industry leader and a rewarding hourly rate
  • Full time hours guaranteed – 80 hours per fortnight (this means guaranteed pay!)
  • A real focus on a safe working environment including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career – this is just the start!
  • A varied range of projects from private driveways, parking lots, state highway all the way through to airport runway surfacing.


About the role:
In this role you’ll undertake the preparation, laying and finishing of asphalt pavements from small maintenance patches to subdivision access ways all the way through to state highway carriageway resurfacing. You will be working with a range of asphalt mixes.  In this role you’ll carry out general asphalt surfacing duties including labour and machine operations. You will get the opportunity to operate a range of asphalt equipment including trucks, pavers, skidsteers, rollers and small tools.

This position will require travel away from home where you will stay with your crew to complete projects when necessary around Otago, Central Lakes and Southland the flexibility to work night shifts and weekends is essential. All accommodation and travel costs will be covered under the South Island Collective Agreement.

In addition to your commitment to safe work practices and the willingness to work alongside your team to achieve our targets, you will also bring:

  • A minimum class 1 full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Previous experience working with Asphalt is preferred.
  • Class 2,4,5 and WTR endorsements are beneficial.
  • Be physically fit as you carry out hands on activities such as shoveling, digging, lifting, periods of walking and standing.
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends and travel across Otago, Central Lakes and Southland.


Work with a crew that achieve results while having a good time. We’ll pay you to travel around the Lower South Island perfecting your craft.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 579995 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. 

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 Standard Time

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