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Surfacing Worker

  • Nelson, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About Downer:

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.

About the role:

In this role you’ll undertake the preparation, laying and finishing of asphalt pavements from small maintenance patches to subdivision access ways all the way through to state highway carriageway resurfacing. You will be working with a range of asphalt mixes.  In this role you’ll carry out general asphalt surfacing duties including labour and machine operations. You will get the opportunity to operate a range of asphalt equipment including trucks, pavers, skidsteers, rollers and small tools.

About You:

In addition to your commitment to safe work practices and the willingness to work alongside your team to achieve our targets, you will also bring:

  • A minimum class 1 full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Previous experience working with Asphalt is preferred.
  • Class 2,4,5 and WTR endorsements are beneficial.
  • Be physically fit as you carry out hands on activities such as shoveling, digging, lifting, periods of walking and standing.
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends and travel.

Work with a crew that achieve results while having a good time.

What we can offer you:

Working for a progressive and stable employer, 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 remuneration package & company vehicle based on experience
  • Free access for you and your immediate family to mental health & counselling services!
  • A management team that will support your growth and help you create a personal development plan
  • An employee recognition programme that celebrates and rewards our people for the value they bring!
  • Dedicated personal development plans that are reviewed quarterly, empowering you to take ownership of your career trajectory!
  • Regular training opportunities to further develop your career
  • The latest and greatest tools of the trade our people require to successfully perform in their roles!
  • Access to a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners – all employees have access to 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 dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who provides holistic wrap-around support to our people who need it!

We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone. You will love being a part of the Downer community! Come and see for yourself what makes us different, as we continue to build our future! Literally. 

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

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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