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New Plymouth Civil Careers

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: New Plymouth
Categories: Maintenance, 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 New Plymouth crew are now looking for you to join us as we carry out our 9 year maintenance contracts. We are looking for motivated individuals to help us make a difference, who want to be part of a hard working team delivering quality results.

So what do we offer?

  • Stable working environment – In a fun and welcoming team
  • A generous and rewarding pay rate recognising your experience and what you have to offer
  • Modern machinery, with more new gear on its way
  • Full time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid overtime and other benefits
  • A real focus on a safe working environment including personal protective equipment being provided.

What positions do we have available?

  • Labourer
  • Machine Operator
  • Truck and Trailer Operator
  • Maintenance Foreperson

If you have experience in either of the following positions or have a genuine interest in a career in roading/civil infrastructure then we want to hear from you!

About you:

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

  • You will hold a minimum class 1 full New Zealand licence and have experience operating machinery to a high standard
  • WTR endorsements – or be ready to have these endorsed on your licence
  • Experience in a Foreperson position and/or a similar field
  • Show commitment to safe work practises
  • Work well in a team environment, but can work well alone when required.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 572412 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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