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Current Job Opportunities

Leading Hands, Carpenters & Hammerhands

Due to an increase in workload, we are looking for skilled Leading Hands, Carpenters and experienced Hammerhands to join our team. The successful applicants will have:

  • Industry skills and knowledge;
  • Tool Kit;
  • Able to work in a team environment;
  • Excellent work ethic;
  • Commitment to Health & Safety;
  • Own transport and drivers licence

Leading Hands & Carpenters Only

  • NZ Trade qualified;

Leading Hands Only

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Ability to lead and motivate team members;
  • Ability to multitask and work autonomously

We offer a competitive hourly rate, positive team-focused environment, exciting projects to work on and potential for upskilling.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Periodically, Marra Construction has career opportunities open for seasoned project management and construction professionals who are looking to build a career with an established, client-focused commercial and industrial building and construction company.

We will post job listings on this page when they are available.

In the meantime feel free to drop your CV in at the reception desk at Marra’s head office or contact us today to request a job application form to be emailed to you.

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The Premier Bay of Plenty Commercial Builder

Expert advice for an industrial building project from the premier New Zealand industrial contractor

The main elements of construction for industrial and factory units are steel and concrete.

The design of industrial building units, especially the engineering design will ultimately influence the final construction cost.

In the early stages of a project it is important to consult your industrial contractor builder, especially in the design stage of the project, to ensure the most cost effective design is being instigated.

Keeping industrial contractor building costs to a minimum

The engineering design of the tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel will affect the construction cost.

The tilt up panel design can be complex and needs to be expertly designed by an experienced engineer who is very accustomed with tilt up construction.

The placement and design of the ferrels for construction is critical to the construction process.

The most economical form of industrial construction is for the concrete panels to be erected initially proceeding with the structural steel being fixed directly to the panels. This ultimately eliminates the need for large steel posts.

A consequent negative to this standard approach can be the span of the steel without posts is restricted to approximately 14m, otherwise the size of the steel beams required to span a greater width of 14m, starts to make construction uneconomical.

The design of the industrial project then needs to progress to a steel portal frame system which is prevalent for large industrial factory projects.

It is important to note that Industrial factories can be built from colorbond cladding but the option to use tilt-up concrete panels make the factories/industrial project very secure, resilient, and relatively maintenance free.

Last advice

A common mistake made by clients is the building of cheap toilet amenities and offices from timber frame and plasterboard/villaboard lining.

Consider staying with full brick / block or concrete construction in an effort to maintain the structural integrity of the design and lessen any future ongoing maintenance issues.