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General Hand

  • Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a General Hand to join our Timaru based team. Working closely with an experienced crew, this hands on role will provide you with exposure to a number of varied and interesting projects.

You will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000kms 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.

In this position, you will be involved in the general operation of hand tools, trucks and machinery as well as day to day manual labouring duties on site. You will be responsible for:

  • Helping with safe site setup for your crew and the general public
  • Ensuring efficient use of materials, supplies and equipment
  • Working as part of a cohesive team to deliver projects
  • Being open and willing to develop your skillset and advance your career

About you:

Ideally, you’ll have experience within the construction or civil space and will have a general idea of how project timelines run.

In addition to this, you’ll:

  • Be ambitious and eager to learn
  • Have a strong understanding, and appreciation, of health and safety requirements and act as a role model for others
  • Be willing to travel around the region when necessary

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable organisation, 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 - we will even pay you if we are rained out!
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we have a Flexible Working Policy!
  • 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 PPE, 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 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 join us as we continue to engineer and construct 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  https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies

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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