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Great team and good fellas, Management always busy. Otherwise good when they leave you to get on with it, Toolbox meetings,, go on and on for 3 and 4 hours
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I worked for Downer on several mining projects in Western Australian and Northern Territory over 10 years. I found them to be a great employer to work for. I can't wait to work for them again.
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I enjoyed working with Downer for 32 years. I gained valuable experience in the time and made many life long friends. I was made redundant after 32 years due to the downturn in the industry. I will utilise the knowledge and experience I gained into my future job positions.
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Working with other tradesmen, getting to know your work crew, supervisors and clients. The importance of early morning tool box meetings. Learnt the importance of the safety standards and cultures
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Recognition of good work
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Roster 28/7
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i found there was a lot of pressure on to get things done quickly on night shift and made for a stressful place to work, this all came from the supervisors. when on day shift was a much better atmosphere to work in
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long hours and pressure
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Typical rail and construction sites. willing to train and induct workers in areas the downer group are working in. Management are good the only management are the people on site. consistent with standards with the in electrical field. Work with the sites sometimes requires other skills and can be good to with equipment required. Not much mucking around with work all workers are keen to help and aslong as your working the work keeps rolling in.
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good team leaders
Cons
can b hard to get to at time.
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I enjoyed my time working with Downer and I was lucky to get some training as well and good experience.On the big projects it can be quite strict with many supervisors and safety guys.
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Good team environment, hard working however rewarding outcomesGreat working conditions with management willing to always lend assistance to achieve the best outcomes
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Construct and install cable tray, ladder, Instrumentation, small Light and power, control and power cables. Calibrate and test Instrumentation - valves, Flow/Pressure Transmitters etc. Construct and Terminate Gantry Cranes.
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Good Pay, accommodation and food provided, gym access and classes
Cons
working away and on a 4:1 roster
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Great company to work for, really enjoyed my time there. Very professional with great importance of workplace safety and encouraging a team work atmosphere.
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happily work with downer again. all jobs so far have been well run and good support all round. if I wasn't moving I would continue to work here doing fifo
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With downer one got to develop there skills in a safe environment with a strong support network. Along with safety, attention to detail was a top priority,
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high standard of work
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short contracts
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Very friendly and professional company who take great care in getting to know their staff and ensuring that all relevant training is needed. Would recommend
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Long hours but worth it! - I learned to work well in a team environment - Management was fair - Diverse workplace culture which is a plus - Being away from home for long periods is the down side to this kind of work - Socializing and using the recreational facilities was on the up side to the job on the mine
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Recreational facilities
Cons
being away from home for long periods
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I enjoyed my time with Downers. The work environment and the crew were good. Sometimes there were management issues which would delay the works.
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Morning prestart and discuss jobs and tasks for the day and assign them to the work crew on site. Commercial construction experience Good solid management and supervisory staff Good guys to work with. Made the job a lot easier. The hot days were really hard but working with a good bunch of guys really made the difference.
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My everyday work would involve pre start meeting every morning to discuss relevant tasks throughout the day that would have to be carried out or completed. Im a fast learner and always driven to learn something new. I can well in a team environment and I'm a very easy person to get along with. I do thrive on working alone as well, as in some jobs/tasks, too many cooks can spoil the broth. The hardest part of the job is expecting nothing ever to be "perfect" but to thrive and make the best out any situation and do it the best I possibly can. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to develop amazing relationships you do with co-workers and being able to bounce ideas off each other is a key in this industry.
Pros
Support myself and my family
Cons
Hot weather
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rate this company highly and look forward to futher employment, have worked on live gas plant and organised permits and planned work
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The day would begin with our pre start meeting and then get our tasks for the day. I learnt from skilled Supervisors who did not hesitate to assist. Management were motivated in job completion but NOT at the expense of safety for there employees. Thoroughly enjoyed working with my workmates whom I am still in contact with after 9 years. Hardest part of the job would have to be leaving Downer as no work was on offer at the time of project completion. Forming friendships.
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Good mates
Cons
Leaving Downer
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Have enjoyed working for a company that actualkly cares for the safety and health of it,s workers.
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