Road Maintenance Worker

Last updated 19 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

As a market leader of the infrastructure and engineering services, Downer understands and recognises the contribution employees make to the success of our business.

Our people are committed to what we do and at Downer NZ; we work together as a team to deliver on our promise to continue to be 'the number one supplier of infrastructure services in New Zealand. We are looking for a Road Maintenance Worker to come on board with us in the Milford Road Alliance, which is a long-term collaboration between Downer and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency.

What’s on offer?

  • Full Time hours (guaranteed minimum 80 hours per fortnight)
  • Good working conditions, job security, and an hourly rate that is both generous and rewarding
  • Working in some of New Zealands outstanding natural scenery in Fiordland
  • Supportive company culture and a friendly team environment
  • Heaps of training and development opportunities

About the role:

This role is an important part of the Milford Road Alliance. The Alliance is a combination of both NZ Transport Agency and Downer NZ staff based in Te Anau whose sole focus is the Milford road. This includes routine and cyclic works, emergency works, the avalanche control programme, winter road maintenance, the Homer tunnel and incident response.

In this role you will be a Downer employee but dedicated to work within the Alliance team to aid in the effective maintenance and management of 120km of State Highway 94 (The Milford Road), from Te Anau to Milford Sound with much of the route inside the Fiordland National park. Working in Fiordland with its extremes of weather and terrain is challenging - so your sole focus will be on the Milford Road only.

You will be responsible for undertaking programmed inspections of The Milford Road. You could find yourself driving through the tunnel each day carrying out sign maintenance, sweeping and working on pavement repairs to maintain the road to a high standard for our road users . Opportunities will arise to work on projects as we improve assets along the route. During the winter season, you will also be ploughing snow and spreading grit along our roads and working within the Milford Road Avalanche Program.

About you:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-starter as we offer a supportive team environment and excellent prospects for career progression within the successful Downer team:

  • Minimum Class 2 of New Zealand’s driving license with the ability to operate a manual vehicle
  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Must be able to work unsupervised, have initiative and good decision making skills
  • Have the willingness to make this role your own and be open to growth opportunities

How to apply:

If this sounds like you? Do not delay! Seize the opportunity to secure your future with Downer APPLY NOW!

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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.