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General Hand


Location: Otago

Job Type: Full time


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job
  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
  • Progression and development programs on offer including our inspiring leader’s programme for top performers

Have a look at our other great benefits

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

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 Queenstown kapa where we take pride in taking on projects, big and small and delivering them to world-class standards - every time!

We are looking for General Hands to help us deliver on our existing and upcoming contracts. Excellent opportunity to join our experienced crews in a busy, dynamic role. We put our people first and place emphasis on your training and development, constantly upskilling and providing you with training opportunities.

As part of our dedicated construction kapa, you’ll be working on any number of projects from subdivisions, earthworks, drainage, structure repairs…

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Helping with safe site setup for your crew and the general public
  • Assisting with installation of framework and prep work
  • Operating a range of plant machinery
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks
  • Show commitment to safe work practises

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

Experience in the civil contracting or construction industry will serve you well in this role and you will hold your work to high standards.

  • You will be a team player with an organised, systematic and good-humoured approach
  • We’d value your confidence to communicate well with your crew and add value with your expertise in the field
  • Flexibility with regards to your availability and work location is also beneficial

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 594934.

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 kapa.