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Milling Operator (Christchurch)

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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 550148
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Christchurch
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Operations/Production, Facilities Management, Construction, Civil Engineering

As a market leader in infrastructure and engineering services, Downer understands and recognises the contribution employees make to the success of our business.

At Downer NZ we're inspired by challenge and the chance to create a better future. Our people share a passion for excellence and the desire to inspire others.

Downer, operating throughout Australia and New Zealand is one of the biggest construction companies employing over 6500 people in New Zealand alone.  Transport Services, is the Roading section of the business which holds many of the countries key maintenance contracts and NOC contracts as well completing major projects within New Zealand and overseas. 

We have a Mill (also known as a Plane or Profile) Operator role based in Christchurch for an experienced construction worker to join our team. You will work as part of a crew on civil construction road maintenance and upgrades operating the mill.

About the role:

The successful applicant will be employed as Milling Operator working a number of high profile projects in the region.  Within this role you will assist in the delivery of asphalt paving and construction operations, aiding the delivery of contract requirements, optimization of resource use, achieving target results as well as working closely with internal and external teams.  

To be considered for this role you will need to have extensive mill experience, be conversant with asphalt laying and compaction methods and be able to obtain the relevant licences. You will be able to operate other equipment, be a team player and have good problem solving skills.

If you want a career which is both rewarding, challenging and provides good development opportunities this is the role for you.  As an employee of Downers you will be part of a team which is making a difference to New Zealand developing legacies for future generations. 

This role provides the opportunity for you to take charge of a key component of our operational work, and produce positive results by making informed decisions and using your experience and organisational skills. We run a 7 day a week, 24 hour operation so you can expect some night and weekend work; we will need the successful applicant to be flexible with availability.

About you:

You will have a proven track record operating milling machines across a variety of materials and locations, as well as:

  • Preferably 2 years milling experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of milling machine operation
  • Knowledge of paving plant operation
  • Able to undertake site measurement and operate with minimal supervision
  • Provide solutions to unexpected events promote a "continual improvement" philosophy;
  • Strong problem solving skills & initiative
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to drive projects and complete within specified time frames

In return we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package which include company ute
  • Phone and other essential tools of the trade
  • Opportunity for substantial career development, training and job satisfaction
  • A supportive team environment where you'll work alongside industry experts!

Don't miss this opportunity! Applications can be made online by visiting www.downercareers.co.nz quote reference number 550148.

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


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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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