Asphalt Production Management Trainee

Location: Auckland Posted Date: June 30, 2020
Employer: To view company name. See instructions below
Employer Job Id: 570070 Careermine Job Id: 1845308
angle-right Job no: 570070
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Operations/Production, Sciences

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand's infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer is growing… fast! They are taking some exciting new asphalt products to market and we're looking to grow your career. Our team of passionate people are committed to ensuring that all our new engineers or graduates gain hands-on experience to succeed as an engineer. We're here to ensure that you are well-supported to really own your future!

About the role
As our Management Trainee, you have the opportunity to learn how to manage production operations, programmes, manage risk and budgets, supervise road maintenance design. You'll develop core competencies across the areas of people management, delegation, negotiation, time management and presentation skills - and that's just the start of it!

A key factor in your success will be your ability to collaborate with the onsite and national operational teams to determine and assist with the implementation of cost efficiencies, quality and delivery outcomes. Day to day you will be:
  • Participating in the daily production activities as required at each production unit, in accordance with the requirements of the local managers
  • Monitor the operation of works to ensure that site performance meets the required standard.
  • Record site measurements
  • Monitor and manage financial transactions in accordance with budget expectations.
  • Be able to interpret month end financial statements
  • Be able to price materials for sale and have commercial awareness of the market and the Company's strategy

About You:
You must have an inquisitive mechanical mind. There are more than two dozen factors that can affect our operational activities and you will have a desire to learn and understand these. This job is for recently graduated engineers who want the chance to prove their value in a continuous improvement environment. A Bachelor of Engineering in an associated discipline is essential. There may be the opportunity for promising candidates to take on a leadership role as you grow your career. You must have:
  • Desire to understand Asphalt, Bitumen and technical services
  • Ambition to create a continuous improvement environment
  • Outstanding and adaptable Communication Skills
  • Good ability to document changes in input & output
  • Ability to take initiative and ensure that quality concerns are addressed immediately

A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience. This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment. We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at reference 570070.

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 & 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.

Advertised: 29 Jun 2020 New Zealand Standard Time
Applications close: 10 Jul 2020 New Zealand Standard Time