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Road Maintenance Patrol Person, Oamaru

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Oamaru
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 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

About the role

Our Road Maintenance crews in Waitaki are rapidly growing with plenty of exciting projects to work on. We have exciting opportunities for experienced and newbie Patrol Person’s to join the dedicated, and supportive Oamaru based crew where you will get to grow your skill set with a variety of work whilst also having a good time with the team.

You will enjoy spending your work days outdoors, work regular hours with the occasional call out, and you don't mind putting in the mahi. This role is the perfect entry point into the civil construction industry (one of the few unaffected by covid worldwide) where we will provide you will all the training you need to grow a successful career with us. 

As our Patrol Person, you will undertake small road maintenance and urgent repair work across the district to ensure the safety of the public. Day to day this will consist:

  • Pothole repairs
  • Sign maintenance and repairs 
  • Clearing of vegetation and litter collection 
  • Clearing obstructions from carriageway, footpaths, and drainage systems 
  • Cleaning and maintaining culvert inlets and outlets as well as roadside furniture 

You will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000 kms worth of roads in Aotearoa. With over 150 years of projects and knowledge under our belts, our position is strong, and our vision is innovative and future focused (just like your career once you join us). We are building sustainable communities that you can be proud to say that you have been a part of producing.


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
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people
  • Career development opportunities & a dedicated personal development plan
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including clothing and merch
  • 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! 
  • 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!
  • A Socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers as we continue to build our future! Literally. 

About you

No experience, no problem, we will give you all the training you need. However, it is essential that you hold a current Class 2 Drivers License in addition to:

  • A can-do attitude responding appropriately to urgent and hazardous jobs
  • Able to work efficiently while unsupervised
  • show good initiative and confidence in decision making and problem solving 
  • Available to respond to afterhours call outs when rostered 
  • Confident communicating with the public and management 
  • Show commitment to a Zero Harm environment 

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 Services business unit 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 employing the best people 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

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

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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