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Construction and Infrastructure
Building and Construction Careers
Liam spends a couple of days sampling the building industry in the hope that one day he can become a property developer. For more information go to our website at www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Building and Carpentry Careers
Liam spends two days learning the nuts and bolts of the building industry with Marty Van Der Burg and his team of builders and apprentices. He soon learns that like many jobs, starting at the bottom and working your way up the ladder will be the key to success. Find out more about this career go to http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Brick and Block Laying Careers
A look at a career in Brick and Block Laying in 3 minutes. In this video Orewa college student, Charlie Binks, joins forces with Humphrey Brick and Block for a couple of days to sample a career in the expanding Brick and Block laying industry. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career as a Civil Laboratory Technician
If you like science, maths and dirt, then this could be the job for you! Charles from Mangere College finds out how these attributes are part of the role of a civil engineering lab technician. First up, he meets Curwin Boltman at the Fulton Hogan Auckland Laboratory and is off to observe a 'softening point' test -- or a test that indicates at what temperature bitumen on a road will soften. It's a crucial test because the consequences could be disastrous and expensive if a road is not made to last. Charles finds out quality control in lab testing is an important aspect of establishing how the materials will perform on site. It's not just road materials civil engineering lab technicians could be testing. Part of the role involves testing foundations which will have roads or structures built on them. So soil tests must be completed in the lab then the results supplied to the engineers who will then be able to ensure the level of compacting to support the structure is appropriate. It is again the job of the civil engineering lab technician to get out in the field and check the soil density and moisture following compaction. Charles tries his hand at completing this test. So with opportunities for both lab testing and on site testing, Charles discovers civil engineering lab technicians enjoy lots of variety and some seriously interesting investigations. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Pavement (Road) Surfacing
Chez enjoys the outdoors so he's off to take a look at a role that is definitely suited to someone keen on being outside -- laying and repairing our roads and footpaths. There are two types of pavement surfaces used in New Zealand, chip and asphalt. Chez gets out on the job to learn about the technical nature of ensuring the surfaces are prepared and laid correctly. It can be demanding work and requires precision and care considering asphalt emerges from the machine at 150°C. He learns chip sealing is a mix of bitumen and stone chip to create a skid resistant and waterproof surface. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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