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Grader Operator

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Palmerston North
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 is an internationally recognised force in the civil engineering industry.  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'.

About the role:
We are looking for a Grader Operator to join our busy Construction team based out of Palmerston North and operating across the Manawatu/Whanganui/Rangitikei/Tararua districts.

If you have experience in Pavement Construction operating Graders then we are keen to discuss opportunities with you.

You will be part of a crew tasked with delivering workmanship of the highest quality.  You'll find this role rewarding if you possess an interest in civil work; take pride in your work and machines; and enjoy being part of a team.

If you are an experienced operator then this role has the potential to be a Foreman role.

About you:
You’ll bring with you a high level of motivation coupled with:

  • A minimum Class 2 drivers' licence is required, and W endorsement.
  • Have safe work practices
  • Experience working in civil industry
  • An interest in developing into a leadership role within the tea.

We want a team player who is keen to be part of a great team, and is keen to progress further. 

In return we offer:
Match your loyalty, excitement, and passion for roading with ours and we will reward you with extensive training and development, and excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career!  If you are willing to be flexible regarding variety or work and extended hours in peak season, then contact us today.

Don't delay! To apply for this role, please go to and search for the job using the reference number: 554102

We are WorkSAFE - all successful applicants will be required to undertake and pass pre-employment drug & medical testing.

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