Carpenters (Wanaka, Oamaru, Twizel)


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Construction & Architecture

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Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Human Connections Group has partnered exclusively with Breen Construction for the appointment of experienced Carpenters across Central Otago, Wanaka, Oamaru and Twizel.

The Company

Breen Construction Ltd operate throughout the lower South Island with offices in Oamaru, Wanaka, Cromwell and HQ based in Alexandra, Central Otago. The business has been privately owned and operated for over 75 years by the Breen family with family members still working hands-on within the operation.

This business has developed from grassroots into an established, reputable and well-known operation with over 140 staff located across Otago. The operational hub of the business is in Alexandra, this is where functions such as administration, finance and health and safety are located as well as the base for the Estimating/Quantity Surveying team who support all locations. 

Breen has carpentry teams based on projects throughout Otago, Queenstown, Wanaka, Oamaru and Twizel reporting into a team of Foremen who are responsible for overseeing the work and supervising the team.

The Job

Knowledge of the building code 
Ability to take off plans, drawings and specifications 
Ability to calculate and order materials.
Good understanding and knowledge of Construction detail and methodology

Skills Required:

Proven experience as carpenter
Hands-on experience in working with carpentry materials
Excellent understanding of carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction
Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saws, hammers, rulers etc.)
Ability to read technical documents and drawings
Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times
Good knowledge of English
Good understanding of basic math
Good physical condition and endurance
Successful completion of a carpentry apprenticeship program is required
Own vehicle and full driver's licence

The business looks for like minded, hard-working people who enjoy the comfort of working within a family business but embrace new technology and work proficiently with the systems and processes that the business has in place. Cloud based technology is used across the business from operational teams to foreman on site who use these tools to track progress, billable hours, raise purchase orders and communicate with head office. 

The carpentry teams are small and close knit with a good work ethic.

Breen works on a range of projects from small domestic jobs to high profile residential builds and large commercial work. So as carpenter you will enjoy working on a variety of projects from community focused work to high end architecturally designed homes and large scale commercial builds.

The Perks:

Permanent, temp and fixed term contracts available
Fantastic working locations in Central Otago, Queenstown, Wanaka, Oamaru
Be part of this historical local family business 
Enjoy a competitive salary 
Medical Insurance 
Company Life, trauma and wage protection 
Long Service leave 
Social club outings and trips 
Annual company functions and xmas parties
Collaborative management team 
Positive communication and team culture

To find out more about joining the Breen family and being part of the carpentry team contact Emily Richards in confidence on 0279596847 or apply online

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Company Info
Breen Construction
New Zealand

Phone: (021) 340713
Web Site:

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