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Reactive-General Worker


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


The Downer Wellington team needs a physically fit and motivated person to join our Transport Services Maintenance crew to lend a helping hand as a General Worker. This is an entry level opportunity for people interested in civil construction and roading. You will be involved in the general operation of trucks and machinery as well as day to day manual labouring duties.

About the job:
Your day to day will involve a range of activities including traffic management, hand digging for services, placing concrete, and using small plant. You’ll work as part of a small team to replace kerb and channel, footpaths and road repairs and ensure site safety for the crew and the community.

We offer plenty of development opportunities for our Labourers who put in the hard yards, we support and encourage training and upskilling, so you’ll be open to learning and growing your skillset. If you enjoy spending your days outdoors and getting involved in practical work, this is the job for you!

This is primarily a Monday – Friday, full time-permanent position based out of our Porirua depot and may involve occasional weekend and night work.

About you:
Ultimately, we are looking for individuals who are willing to learn, grow and develop themselves within our business. Along with a positive attitude and a commitment to safe workplace practises, we are looking for you to have:

  • A Class 1 – Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • The ability to work well within a team and alone when required
  • A can-do attitude with a good work ethic
  • Demonstrated that you are reliable and dependable

It also helps if you have the following, however these are not deal breakers and training can be provided:

  • Class 2 - 4 Drivers Licences and WTR endorsements
  • Experience operating a variety of civil machinery

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

  • Stable employment with an industry leader
  • Long term training and development opportunities
  • Full time (40 hours) guaranteed, and overtime available during peak Summer season
  • Tools of trade including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts

How to apply?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 594814 to apply.

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.

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.