Labourer / Trade Assistant

Babcock is a leading engineering support services organisation, with a rich history of service excellence, with over 35,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over NZ $9.5 billion. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 700 staff. Operating across defence, mining and construction, aviation, ports, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people.

Nothing is more important to Babcock than the safety of its people, customers and the community in which we work. With the motto of ‘Home Safe Every Day’, we have an uncompromising commitment to health and safety.

Babcock New Zealand currently has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Labourer / Trade Assistant to join our experienced team based at the Navy Base in Devonport.



Key Duties

  • Undertake General Labouring duties, this may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines such as blowtorches, power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers, and water spraying equipment.

  • Labourers set up and take down ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. They help and assist other trades and specialized contractors.



Key Requirements

  • Must have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, and endurance.

  • Labourers must also be able to concentrate on their tasks. The ability to understand and communicate information is also essential.

  • Some Technical knowledge is required to use some tools and machines.

  • Ability to communicate in English


Skills required:

  • Good all-round technical knowledge
  • Ability to carry out light fabrication work (Desirable)
  • Basic knowledge in light fabrication work
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Forklift license (Desirable)


To be successful in this role you should be capable of working to a high standard both on your own and in a team environment.  You should be familiar with Microsoft office and preferably trained in Confined Space and Elevated Work Platforms.  Experience in a marine environment is also desirable.  

Based at Devonport dockyard this role will work closely with a team of engineers, project managers and technical trades. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career in a very successful FTSE 100 company, with great prospects for future growth.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.



Job no: JEAF91687

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019