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Digger Operator/Labourer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 572941
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Levin
Categories: Trades, 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.

  • Enjoy a broad scope, huge learning and growth opportunities
  • Be part of a strong and successful company with a solid pipeline of work

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. 

Downer maintains longstanding contracts and significant operational expertise to over a quarter of New Zealanders. We are proud to be working together with the Horowhenua District Council on the 3 Waters Alliance contract which manages the reticulation network, water and wastewater treatment plants, the annual 3 waters renewals programme and the capital projects for the Horowhenua region.

We are looking for an experienced Digger Operator to join our team!

A bit about your role;

Working within a crew on a day to day basis, you will be putting your skills and experience to use in operating a range of excavators, from 1.5 to 30 ton and above.  Due to the variety of work we're involved with, during any given day you could be doing any or all of the following: digging, bulk material movement, benching, finishing, trenching, lifting & slinging or helping out with road reinstatement.  We need your skills to make the best use of company time and resources, to contribute to the successful completion of contracts.

A bit about you;

You will need to have experience in earthworks, site works, machinery operation and other civil maintenance and construction activities.  We would like you to apply if you have:

  • Current full drivers Licence with Class 1 and WTR endorsement (classes 2, 4 or 5 an advantage)
  • 12 months+ experience of operating an excavator, ideally excavating around underground services
  • An ability to work in a team, or on your own
  • High level of motivation
  • Have evidence of safe work practices
  • Have pride in your work, and your machine

A role with the Downer Water Team 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 provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 572941 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. 


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