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Bitumen Sprayer Driver (Sealing)

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: 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.

If you are local to Tauranga or perhaps looking for a change of pace, here’s a great opportunity to settle fresh roots in the Bay of Plenty with a reliable employer.

About the job:
Based out of our Tauranga depot, you will be part of the Sealing team who work across various road maintenance contracts within the Bay of Plenty region. You will be responsible for operating our Bitumen Sprayer truck to a high level in terms of productivity, quality, and safety.

You will be involved in a number of road sealing activities such as reseals, first coats and patching. If precision driving, pride in your work, plenty of hours, and your own machine to care for and operate is your ‘thing’ then this role is for you!

About you:
With some experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident working within a team environment. Knowledge and experience in the Sealing industry is advantageous however we will invest in training the right person. You will be comfortable operating a heavy vehicle while ensuring correct spray rates and conducting quality checks. You will also:

  • Have a Class 4 Drivers Licence (minimum)
  • Be reliable and hard working with a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Show commitment to safe work practises
  • Be flexible to work the required hours
  • Great communication and problem-solving skills

This is a permanent, full time position. Hours are primarily Monday – Friday however the team work on a 7-day operation therefore flexibility to work night, early morning, weekends, and on-call shifts is key. This is a great role for someone who is looking for plenty of hours in summer and guaranteed hours throughout the wetter seasons.

What’s in it for you?
Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:

  • Leadership Pathway Development Programs 
  • Dedicated Learning and Development team
  • We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements
  • A heavily subsidized membership to our Community Trust Partner that enables you and your family access to healthcare benefits, and discounted access to over 150-holiday homes in great locations across New Zealand.
  • Special rates and discounts through our partners across Healthcare, Gyms, Banking, and Insurance
  • Relocation Package that takes the worry out of relocating
  • Working for an organization that not only works on building better stronger communities but within those communities; where we offer training and meaningful work, through our Corporate Social Outcomes team

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.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 590059 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 manages 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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