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Yard Person - Tirau

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 583776
Work type: Part Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Tirau
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Facilities Management, Construction, Civil Engineering

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 remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and building better, stronger communities. Here’s your chance to join the Downer Tirau whanau, our local hub where we take pride in upgrading roads, pathways and connections throughout the region. As a Yardman for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will have the opportunity to grow your career prospects whilst working in a rewarding environment!

We are looking for a can-do type to help keep our Tirau depot running in tip-top shape. You’ll be working closely with our crews and management, making sure that the depot and office alike are kept to a high standard.

About the job:

As the Yard Person, you’ll be essentially be responsible for depot maintenance, deliveries and storage. You will also assist in the management of specific small plant items and ensure compliance with the depot management plan.  
Day to day tasks include:

  • Receive, accept, unload materials and dispatch of materials to projects (includes the handling and storage of dangerous goods)
  • General maintenance and booking in and out of small plant
  • Ensure all plant and equipment is compliant, calibrated and that registers are kept up to date (Slings, chains, measuring wheels etc.)
  • Organising general maintenance e.g. management of waste bins, depot cleanliness and clearance of interceptor pits etc.
  • Ensuring all documentation and costing is in order each step of the way


You will also be responsible for the successful adherence to depot management and emergency plans, which includes environmental maintenance of the truck wash-down point and storm water interceptors. Within the office, you’ll be responsible for the co-ordination of repairs, maintenance and receipting of deliveries.

About you
You’ll take real pride in your work and the depot itself, making sure all of the above is in order. You’ll be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic. You will need:

  • A Full Drivers licence and Forklift Licence essential
  • Class 2, Class 4 and WTR are useful but not required
  • Building maintenance background
  • Experience in managing small plant and equipment
  • Good communication skills to liaise with people at all levels
  • A good level of physical fitness as there is some heavy lifting involved


What’s in it for you?
A role with Downer can advance your career and expand your skillset. Join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We can also offer:

  • A stable working environment with a reliable employer
  • A Full time, permanent contract (40 hours per week guaranteed)
  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • Uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of exclusive discounts from electricity to DIY, travel to tyres!


If this sounds like something that you are interested in, apply today by heading to www.downercareers.co.nz using job reference number 583776.

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 & 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 Daylight Time

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