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Driver Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 574961
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Queenstown
Categories: Health Safety & Environment, Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Our people are committed to what we do and at Downer NZ, we work together as a team to deliver on our promise to continue to be 'the number one supplier of infrastructure services in New Zealand. We are now looking for a Driver Operator to join our crew.

This is a great role for you to springboard your career with us. In this role aside from operating our trucks and machinery, you will also be involved in labouring duties within the crew. The duties will involve completing surfacing work, pavement dig outs, working on guardrails and other structures, completing emergency response work, winter maintenance, traffic management and so much more!

If you are looking for a hands on role where you spend your days outdoors in the countries favourite tourism city, this could be the role for you.

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your ability to work in a team there are a few essentials, but don’t stress too much if you don’t tick them all off, we are prepared to train you:

  • Class 2 – Full New Zealand Drivers licence required
  • Class 4, TC/STMS and WTR endorsements are required for the role but we will help you gain these (training and development from day one!)
  • Experience operating an excavator and/or other machinery in a similar field
  • Clear communication skills with the ability to build relationships with the community
  • Flexibility to work rostered shifts including occasional nights and weekends

What’s on offer?
This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career with Downer and become part of a leading company who have the strongest footprint in Infrastructure around New Zealand. We also offer:

  • Guaranteed minimum of 80 hours per fortnight, plus overtime and other benefits
  • Unrivalled on the ground training and development to meet the requirements of the role and the chance to gain training and support towards any other role that you aspire to
  • Work on various sites to gain an insight into the many facets of maintenance
  • Formal health and safety induction and a company wide commitment to best practice that keeps our team and the public safe
  • All equipment and tools of the trade provided

Apply now!

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 574961 to apply.     

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.  

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.


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