Charge Hand

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Hawke's Bay
Job Type:Full Time

Our Transport Services 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.

With our current forward workload, we are now looking for you to join us as a Charge Hand in Hastings. This is the perfect development opportunity with the target of coaching and training you to have the ability to step up to a Foreperson position.

Downer is one of the largest road infrastructure services businesses in New Zealand, maintaining over 32,000km of roading in NZ. We work hard and are proud of what we do – maintenance and repair of roads across the North Island.

The perks:

This is a great opportunity to secure a leadership role within a diverse operation. You will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate, guaranteed minimum hours regardless of the weather, full protective clothing, all relevant industry training, PLUS the opportunity to progress in your career. So take a step towards making this career a reality.

About the role:

This is a varied role where no two days will be the same. You’ll be working alongside our crew carrying out a full range of maintenance works from pavements repairs, minor concrete work, footpath replacement and so much more.

If you want to make a difference in our city, this could be the role for you!

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your ability to demonstrate initiative there are a few essentials to what we are looking for:

  • Previous experience working in a field based maintenance role
  • Class 2 full New Zealand Drivers licence essential
  • High standard of workmanship with a strong focus on health and safety
  • Team leadership skills and the ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Clear communication skills with the ability to build rapport with your crew and the public.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 573939 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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage 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.