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Road Sealing roles - Auckland

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Auckland Sealing team where we take pride in taking on projects, big and small and delivering them to world-class standards - every time! 

The sealing crew works hard over the Summer period to keep our roads safe and pothole free. This involves some long hours over the summer period while the sun shines. Overtime pay is available all summer long! In the winter, there are opportunities to work in other teams when the sealing work is light.

Benefits – what we offer

The seasonal nature of sealing work is not for everyone but the tight-knit team has each other's backs and are always willing to chip in to support each other. There is plenty of room for progression, training and development. 

Our sealing management team started out working on the roads, they know the industry and are determined to develop their crew.
- Time and a half after 45 hours of work each week
- Full-time (40 hours) guaranteed, and overtime is available during the Summer season. Get paid even if work is delayed due to the weather!
- Long-term training and development opportunities. Class 4 licenses, WTR and leadership programs are on offer.
- Safety equipment and clothing provided as part of the role
- Meal allowances when working long days


About the roles:

We currently have the following roles available within the sealing team, if any of these sound like you, apply today!

  • Chip Runner - entry-level role, perfect for someone interested in the industry but with no experience. You will be guiding the trucks and helping to lay down chipseal. 
    • You will be involved in the general operation of some machinery as well as day-to-day manual labouring duties.
  • Quality Assurance Technician - entry-level role, ensuring that our sealing team are delivering work to the highest standard and meeting all of our client’s requirements.
    • You will be involved in carrying out QC tests as well as recording all relevant data such as mix temperature and mat depth.
  • Class 2 Driver Operator – Broom and Roller Operator
    • In this role, you will be driving tractor brooms or our rollers as well as jumping on the tools to help the team where necessary.
    • Class 2 & WTR required
  • Class 4 Driver Operator – Driving our class 4 trucks, dispersing chip seal or moving plant from one site to another.
    • Class 4 required
    • Ideally you will have experience in civil construction
  • Trainee Emulsion Sprayer Operator - you’ll be involved in a number of road sealing activities, like reseals, first coats, patching and commercial work. You’ll be spraying emulsion (the glue that holds the stones to the road).
    • Class 4 drivers license required
    • Problem solving skills to solve daily challenges
    • Flexibility – some out of town travel will be required on occasion
    • A can-do attitude - this is a great opportunity to be trained as a Bitumen Sprayer Operator - a highly sought-after skill in New Zealand!

About Downer New Zealand:

Our Transport business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying, head to, search 597356 and register your interest.

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2023.   If you submit an application during this period, please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team. 

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