New Zealand Ceiling Fixers

Construction worker assemble a suspended ceiling with drywall and fixing the drywall to the ceiling metal frame with screwdriver.

Migration Associates’ strategic partner New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified Ceiling Fixers for roles across New Zealand.

They are looking for both permanent and temporary positions, for jobs all over New Zealand. Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – we will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

If you are interested, take a look at the latest roles shown below and fill out our free initial visa evaluation form.

Plasterers & Ceiling Fixers - job overview

New Zealand Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.


  • determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers

  • measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens

  • preparing corner beads and securing them in position

  • fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings

  • covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sand paper

  • mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness

  • plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces

  • creating decorative textures in finishing coats

  • applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials

Alternative titles:

  • Solid Plasterer

  • Fibrous Plasterer / Ceiling Fixer

Qualifications and Work Experience Required
Applicants must have a trade qualification and/or three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications.

Latest Ceiling Fixer Positions

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