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Asphalt Paving Crew – Career Opportunities, Bay of Plenty

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 590516
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Leadership, Trades, Maintenance, Operations/Production, 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.

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.

We are proud to be supporting the Bay of Plenty region with Surfacing and Paving work on a range of projects maintaining and extending roads, bridges and pathways across the network.  

We’re building a new Ashlalt Paving crew from the ground up, and we need you!

We require a reliable and motivated crew to help us lead the delivery of these assignments from our Tauriko, Tauranga depot. As part of a cohesive team, you’ll be involved in the laying of a range of bituminous materials on roads across the BOP network.

This will include:

  • Laying and compaction of bituminous materials;       
  • Paving plant operation;
  • Following asphalt mix designs;
  • Contributing to a culture that supports zero harm management, and encouraging and rewarding excellence;
  • The ability to deal with unexpected events and seek guidance in complex situations;
  • Being a solid, reliable team member who’s open to growth opportunities!


Available jobs:

  • Asphalt Paving Foreperson – Manage day to day project activities and crew members
  • Asphalt Paving Quality Assurance Technicians - Conduct basic risk analysis applicable to surfacing/construction operations whilst ensuring consistent paving quality.
  • Asphalt Paving Driver / Operators – The operation of sealing plant and machinery. Class 1, 2 and WTR licenses required.
  • Labourers – Hands on support to the crew - Shovelling, digging, lifting, periods of walking, standing and bending. Training on offer!


If you have exposure to the wonderful world of Civil Constrution and Maintenance with even a sprinkling of Asphalt / Paving work involved, we’re open to discussing our many opportunities with you.

Benefits of joining our team:

Bring your difference and your skillset to Downer and we’ll recognise and reward you accordingly! We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone. We can offer:

  • Competitive pay, including penal rates, meal allowances + more;
  • Full time, permanent work with 40 hours of pay guaranteed;
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people for the value they bring;
  • A committed leadership team who will listen and help you get to where you want to be career-wise;
  • A dedicated personal development plan and over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways;  
  • Relocation support to move to the Bay of Plenty;
  • 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 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!


How to apply:
If you are looking for more than just a job – but a real career opportunity. Don't delay, register your interest by applying on-line today! Apply online at www.downercareers.co.nz search for reference 590516. Alternately, drop in to your local Downer depot and drop off your resume or email Georgia.King@downer.co.nz for more info.  

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.


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