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Leading Hands



About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last seventeen years. We currently operate across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland.

We enjoy celebrating our success and believe it is important we do so. Our team, and our projects are a testament to the hard work and commitment over this time.

Our goal is to inspire people more than to manage them. We trust our teams to do what they think is best for Cook Brothers Construction, giving them lots of freedom to make the best decisions for the company at that time.

Through innovation, quality, client satisfaction and sustainability, we strive to be a national leader in our industry, we believe our team is the heart and soul of us achieving this!

If you want to be a part of this journey, then this role is for you.


About the Role

Due to a strong pipeline of work, we're looking for an experienced Leading Hand to join our Canterbury, Auckland and Southern Lakes teams. You will be a team player, a natural leader, and proud of the high-quality carpentry that you produce, time and time again.



  • Contributing to our supportive and inclusive positive Build Team and cooperating with our trade partners on site
  • Being a point of contact between the carpentry team and the BTM (site manager)
  • Manage the team and trade partners when necessary
  • Leading toolbox tools, completing time sheets, and mentoring team members
  • Completing all necessary carpentry tasks
  • Monitoring and maintaining levels of quality Working in a tidy and efficient manner
  • Committing to being part of a positive health and safety culture

Your tasks may include: Concrete work, framing, hardware, insulation, joinery, siteworks, trims and finishing, windows and doors, erecting walls, building stairs, or precision tasks such as repairing furniture or installing cabinets, trim and molding. Excavations, demolition work, precast erection, reinforcing steel, roof framing.


Experience and Skills required:

  • Post qualification experience in New Zealand or Australia preferred
  • NZ Trade qualification in Carpentry Commercial build experience preferred
  • Experience working in a Foreman position on site
  • Proven ability to deliver on quality and high-level customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work well in team


  • Competitive hourly rate + tool allowance
  • Health insurance + free Access to EAP services + annual flu shots
  • Active Social Club
  • Staff fuel discount card
  • Recognition and reward program
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Solid career progression
  • Supportive team
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive and social company culture
  • Exciting projects both currently underway and in the pipeline

Apply Now 

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