Senior Technician - Tongariro Prison

Taupo, Australia
Jan 13, 2021
Feb 12, 2021
Work Term
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Full Time
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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.

Downer holds a long term Asset Management and Facilities Management contract with the Department of Corrections and the Ministry of Justice. We are currently seeking a Senior Technician to join our onsite team based at Tongariro Prison.

About the Role:

Our Senior Technician will work alongside our Site Manager to ensure the successful delivery of facilities maintenance services to the Prison.

We are seeking a skilled technician, ideally with a plumbing or electrical background, who can help lead and manage our site technicians and ensure that our sub-contractors deliver services in a cost effective and timely manner. You will spend up to 50% of the day on the tools and the remainder of your time estimating, scheduling and dispatching jobs.

This role provides an opportunity for an ambitious and resilient individual to help lead a team to deliver services within KPI and to provide quality, value for money work.

Prisons are sometimes challenging work environments, so this role is not for the faint hearted. You will be confident and able to conduct yourself professionally at all times.

About you:

Downer is committed to hiring high calibre talent. If you believe you have the following attributes, we would love to hear from you:
  • Trade qualification with a minimum of 5 years' experience (ideally plumbing, electrical or HVAC background) - essential;
  • Proactive approach with a strong customer service ethic;
  • Good oral and written skills;
  • Intermediate PC and keyboard skills;
  • Proven experience in the operational leadership of a multi trade service delivery team;
  • Experience in planning, scheduling and rostering people resources;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Motivated, positive and outcome orientated;
  • Hold a current, full driver's license - essential.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in diverse business. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 568018 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.

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