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Milling Machine Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 565754
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Operations/Production, Construction, Civil Engineering

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.

Due to continued growth across Downer Transport Services, we have a new opportunity to join the highly respected Milling team as a Milling Machine Operator.  You will work together with the wider Paving division to provide excellent road work and deliver on contracts while optimising the use of resources.

Based in Auckland, you will support the Northern region as a pavement Milling Operator, you will work on a number of high profile projects and assist in the delivery of asphalt paving and construction operations while collaborating with internal and external teams. You will take charge of a key component of our operational work, and produce positive results by making informed decisions using your experience and organisational skills.

Job tasks include:

  • Safe and accurate operation of Asphalt Milling Machines
  • Presentation, servicing and maintenance of equipment in a professional and efficient manner
  • Compliance with legislation, regulation and policies
  • Meeting productivity and quality targets
  • Working hands on as part of the production team
  • Supporting a zero harm environment

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience operating pavement milling machines
  • Knowledge of paving plant operations
  • Able to undertake site measurements and operate autonomously
  • Strong problem solving skills and the attitude to promote a “Continuous improvement” philosophy
  • Excellent communication skills enabling you to drive projects and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to commit to a 24/7 operation and travel outside of Auckland and at night when required.

Perks of joining the team:
A role with Downer New Zealand 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 also offer:

  • Job security with a guarantee of 40 hours per week
  • A competitive pay rate with overtime available
  • Use of company vehicle, mobile phone and other essential tools of trade
  • The opportunity to see your backyard and travel across the Northern region
  • Career development, training and job satisfaction supported
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts

How to apply
Head to and enter reference number 565754 to register your interest. Alternately, drop your CV into your local 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.  

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