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Driver Operator - Penrose

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 580915
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Operations/Production, 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 remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Auckland, Transport Services team where we take pride in upgrading roads, pathways and connections across the super city. As a Driver Operator for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to pick up civil work, the operation of heavy machinery and preparation of sites.

About the job
Based out of Penrose, you will assist with a diverse range of construction projects across the region. You will operate machinery including excavators, rollers, loaders & trucks. You will adopt a key focus on ‘Zero Harm’, and will ensure all duties are completed in a safe and timely manner. You are also responsible for ensuring that all plant is presented, serviced, maintained and operated professionally.  

This is a permanent, full time position, primarily working Monday – Friday however flexibility to undertake night, weekend and working away from home duties from time to time is required.     

About you
With some experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident operating within a team and independently as required. You will be comfortable using machinery and hand tools to get the job done. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy working outdoors and keeping physically fit
  • Be reliable and hard working
  • Have a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Show commitment to safe worksite practises
  • Have a Class 1 - 2 NZ Drivers licence
  • Hold WTR endorsements and a Class 4 NZ Drivers licence (beneficial)
  • Be flexible to undertake nights, weekend and working away from home duties from time to time as required


Perks of joining Downer
A role with Downer can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We can also offer:

  • A Full time, permanent contract (40 hours paid per week guaranteed)
  • Ongoing training and support to be successful in this role.
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.
  • Access to a great range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers of subsidised insurance, gym memberships, retail discounts and free counselling services etc.


How to apply?

Visit our careers site, www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 580915 to apply. Alternately, drop in your CV to your local Downer depot today!

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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