Bitumen Sprayer Driver - Auckland


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Our Sealing division covers the development and maintenance of both rural and central roads across New Zealand. Due to an internal promotion, we require an experienced Bitumen Sprayer Operator to assist with upcoming projects across the Auckland region.

You’ll be involved in a number of road sealing activities, like reseals, first coats, patching and a range of commercial work. You’ll need to ensure correct spray rates, conduct quality checks, drive the sprayer truck and will look after the plant (we’ve got some brand-new sprayers that you’ll be working on too).

About you:
You will be a team player and have proven experience working with Bitumen or Emulsion. With experience working with Quality Branded Bitumen/emulsion sprayers and a knowledge of bituminous products and properties, you’ll be confident to hit the ground running and step into some exciting work streams. You will also have:

* Class 1-4 NZ Drivers Licences (Class 5 preferred)
* Dangerous Goods ticket (preferable)

* At least 3 years of experience in operating bitumen sprayer trucks
* A strong work ethic with flexibility to flow to work peaks throughout the year
* Good communication and problem-solving skills to solve daily challenges

In return for your expertise, we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on-the-job training and personal development through a range of health and well-being initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:

* Pay rate of $27.75 - $37 per hour

*Annual hours between 2,100 – 2,400 (average of 40 – 46 hrs per week), given the seasonal nature of the work these may not be distributed evenly throughout the year

*Stable employment with an industry leader
* Modern machinery and a great team to work with
* Tools of trade provided including Downer uniform, and all PPE gear provided
*A dedicated personal development plan and over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways (we are big on internal progression!)
* 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 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!

How to apply:

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today! Apply via and enter reference number 590059 or reach out to our recruitment team at or call 0800 877 327 for more information.

Downer NZ is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manages all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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