Specialist Operator - Asphalt Paving

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Tauranga
  • Job Reference:FCH/30919
  • Closing Date:29 Feb 2024


The Higgins team in Tauranga are on the hunt for an Asphalt Paving Operator / Specialist Operator. 

You will need to have a good understanding of all things asphalt so previous experience within the industry in a similar role is a must! You may be looking or have the desire to grow into a leadership / Leading Hand role and be keen to train, learn, advance and be a confident communicator. We can teach you everything else and support you to develop and grow.
  • Career development – opportunities to develop into a Leading Hand / Foreperson position 
  • Support to gain Class 2 Licence and WTR tickets if you do not already have these
  • Ongoing training and development to help you reach your career goals 
  • Competitive hourly rate 
  • Access to Fletchers Benefits Programme, including discounted health insurance, family scholarship & share scheme along with multi-business discounts for you and your family to enjoy
  • Brand new PPE gear (that’s your own personal protective equipment)
If you have relevant industry experience and are looking for a step up in your career into a leading hand position then we would be very interested to talk to you – there is support and training available to help you be successful in this position.

What you’ll bring to the role:
  • Ideally you will have 3+ years experience in roading  
  • You will be a people person – you will enjoy leading a team or have an interest in stepping into this position
  • Ideally you will have a Class 2 licence with WTR
  • Experience operating Rollers, Graders & Diggers 
  • Reliable, honest team player who leads from the front

Higgins is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path with people at the heart of what we do every day. We offer a great working environment, competitive hourly rate, subsidised medical insurance and subsidised education and training for you and your dependents.

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

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