Skilled Labourer/General Hand

Quake Protected is looking for a skilled labourer with experience to perform and adhere to specific tasks around the installations of seismic restraints and fixings. 

If you have building / labouring experience, are good with your hands and are a quick learner, then this is the opportunity for you. We pay the living wage and believe in a solid work life balance. 

Our team specializes in quake proofing non-structural interiors such as ceilings, air con, lighting, cable trays, speakers, furniture etc. with seismic restraints.

You will be required to travel where required throughout New Zealand with a team and be flexible in working day and/or night shifts depending on the project. 

You must have a can do attitude and always perform safe work practice on site including reading and understanding a SSSP (Site Specific Safety Plan) and toolbox meetings.

A full clean driver's license is preferred and the ability to listen and follow instructions from a team leader is important.

Job description:

Our team is looking for a hard worker to join our team and be passionate about what we do.

Full Time 
Start date: ASAP.
Role: Labourer


  • Ensures adherence to health and safety requirements and safe work procedures/practices.
  • Use appropriate tools/materials for specific jobs.
  • Maintain a clean & tidy work area.
  • Adhere to Quality Assurance procedure.
  • Ensure a high level of personal presentation always.
  • Clean & prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.
  • Erect & dismantle mobile scaffolding and temporary structures appropriate for specific jobs.
  • Communicate with supervisors and co-workers to provide accurate information when needed.
  • Perform general physical activities including heavy lifting and safe handling of materials and equipment.
  • Safely maneuver and handle moving objects and equipment.


  • Active Listening- Giving full attention when given instructions and asking questions when unsure.
  • Operation Monitoring- Being aware of all aspects of machinery being used to ensure they are being used and maintained appropriately.
  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills- Communicating with team members and others effectively. Understanding plans and other instructional materials.
  • Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of and understanding others within the team.
  • Problem Solving- Analyzing information and situations to solve problems where appropriate.

Work Values:

  • Attention to Detail- Maintaining high standards of detail when completing work tasks.
  • Dependability- Being reliable, responsible and dependable.
  • Cooperation- Working well within a team environment by displaying a good-natured and cooperative attitude. Helping others when necessary to work towards a common goal.
  • Self-Control- Maintain composure and avoid aggressive behavior, even in difficult situations.
  • Flexibility- Being open to change and considerable variety in the workplace.

If this interests you and you believe you have the skills and attitude to be a positive member of our team then please submit a cover letter and resume here.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa


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