Roading Construction Worker Kaimahi Hanga Rori

Roading construction workers make surfaces such as roads, airport runways and driveways, and control traffic around road construction sites.

Roading construction workers may do some or all of the following:

  • dig up road surfaces and prepare them for resealing
  • general labouring and carpentry
  • operate heavy machinery such as graders and rollers
  • pour and smooth concrete and asphalt
  • maintain machinery and equipment
  • control traffic moving around their construction site.

Physical Requirements

Roading construction workers need to have excellent fitness and health and must be strong, as the work can be physically demanding.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for roading construction workers includes:

  • building and construction work
  • labouring
  • driving heavy vehicles¬†
  • using machinery.

Personal Qualities

Roading construction workers need to be:

  • able to follow instructions
  • patient and careful
  • responsible and motivated
  • alert and safety-conscious
  • able to work independently and in teams.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for roading construction workers includes:

  • building and construction work
  • labouring
  • driving heavy vehicles¬†
  • using machinery.

Subject Recommendations

A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include English, maths, science, construction and mechanical technologies and physical education.

For Year 11 to 13 learners, trades academies and the STAR and Gateway programmes are good ways to gain relevant experience and skills.

These programmes may help you gain an apprenticeship, but do not reduce the amount of time it takes to complete it.

Roading Construction Workers can earn around $19-$24 per hour per year.

Roading construction workers may progress to become earthmoving machinery operators or drainlayers after further training. They may also move into team leader or management roles.

Roading Construction Worker

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