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Road Maintenance Operative

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

The Downer Transport division is proudly supporting the Auckland Regions’ infrastructure with new and improved roads and pathways. But we can’t do it alone, we need you! A Road Maintenance Operative to support the region on smaller maintenance initiatives and urgent repair work across the district. This is a great opportunity to join a reputable company that looks after its people.

You will be responsible for patrolling designated roads and conducting routine and emergency maintenance to ensure safety of the public. Your day to day tasks will include:

  • Pothole repairs of both sealed and unsealed roads
  • 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
  • Maintain accurate asset information in RAMM as required to GDC/NZTA specifications


About you:
You will primarily have a can-do attitude and a willingness to get stuck into whatever task may be at hand. You will ideally come with some experience working on road maintenance activity and have a passion for public safety. You will be self-driven to respond appropriately to urgent and hazardous jobs and be able to work efficiently while unsupervised. You will also:

  • Hold a current Class 1 and 2 Drivers Licence (Required)
  • Civil construction experience desirable
  • Flexibility is desirable given you will be required to work shift work
  • Be able to identify and rate faults
  • Show good initiative and be confident in decision-making and problem solving
  • Available to respond to after-hours call outs when rostered
  • Confident communicating with the public and management
  • Show commitment to a Zero Harm environment


Why join Downer?
Take charge of this role and your workload and we’ll reward you accordingly! This is a stable position covering ongoing maintenance activity and with a guarantee of 40 hours per week. We can offer you:

  • Access to a range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers for subsidised insurance, counselling services, gym memberships and retail discounts etc.
  • Coverage under the AWUNZ Northern Collective Agreement with access to penal rates, meal allowances and more!
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.
  • A varied work environment where no two days will be the same
  • Tools of trade including a Downer uniform and full PPE gear


This is a varied and exciting opportunity now available due to an internal promotion. Play a key part in the safety of the general public and your team while enhancing your career prospects.


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 595653. Alternately, drop in to your local Downer depot today!

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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