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Asphalters - Dunedin

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 588925
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Invercargill
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), 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 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

About the opportunity:

Our Surfacing crew in Dunedin is rapidly growing with plenty of exciting projects to work on. We have opportunities for experienced professionals as well as newcomers to join the dedicated crew. You will be busy and have plenty of opportunity to grow and develop your skill set with this team.

Day to day, you will undertake the preparation, laying, and finishing of asphalt pavements -from small maintenance patches, subdivision access ways, all the way through to state highway carriageway resurfacing. You will also get the opportunity to operate a range of Asphalt machinery including Trucks, Pavers, Skidsteers, Rollers, Bobcats, Asphalt Screeds, and more. We have the best gear on the market and more shiny new toys on the way. 

If you are keen to get your foot in the door with New Zealand & Australia's leading infrastructure provider, then this is the opportunity for you.


What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable employer, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive hourly remuneration package plus overtime rates, allowances, and guaranteed full time hours! You get paid even if we are rained out – say goodbye to fixed rates!
  • Our employee recognition programme celebrates and recognises ($$$) our people for the value they bring!
  • Thinking of moving to Invercargill? Talk to us about how we can support you with relocation assistance!
  • We are invested in upgrading and maintaining our modern equipment and machinery ensuring you have all the gear you need to successfully perform your role!
  • You will have a dedicated personal development plan that is reviewed quarterly empowering you to take ownership of your career!
  • Access to over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways!
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more!
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team that wraps support around you when you need it most!
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!

We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone. You will love being a part of the Downer whanau! Come and see for yourself what makes us different, as we continue to build our future! Literally.


About you:

Committed to championing safe work practices and a team player, we also expect that you will bring with you:

  • Previous experience working with Asphalt is preferred but not essential
  • Class 2,4,5 and WTR endorsements are also desired, but we can help you with this
  • A good level of fitness
  • A can-do attitude
  • Flexibility to travel for work when required

You will enjoy spending your work days outdoors and you don't mind putting in the mahi. This role will literally take you places as you will get to travel Southland, Central Lakes, and Otago, building your career with us. All your travel, accommodation, meals, and overtime allowances will be covered - do the mahi, get the treats!


About us:

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by building bright futures for our people, matching our words with our actions, and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference by joining us as we continue to build a better tomorrow for generations to come. 


How to bring your Difference to Downer: 

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV.  

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in, then head to our website to find out more

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

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