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Palmerston North - Driver Operators

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 574742
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Palmerston North
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.

  • Work alongside a close knit team to make a difference in Palmerston North
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts across insurance providers, retail and trade suppliers! 

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.

The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering high standards of work in Palmerston North. We are looking for reliable and motivated individuals interested in becoming part of our crew as Driver Operators. If you are looking for a hands on role where you spend your days outdoors in a scenic district, then we want to hear from you! 

About the role:
You’ll be operating a range of machinery within our construction crews so if you have experience operating civil machinery from Graders, Excavators, Truck and Trailers then we want to hear from you!

As an Operator you’ll ensure all deadline and quality targets are met while maintaining the highest-level safety standards. When there are no operating duties required, you’ll assist the crew with general maintenance duties.

About you:
Along with a positive attitude and your commitment to safe worksite practices, you will have a proven ability to ensure proper care, maintenance and operation of appropriate plant and equipment. You will also have:

  • Minimum Class 2 full New Zealand’s licence
  • Wheels, Tracks & Rollers (WTR) preferred
  • Previous experience operating a range of civil machinery including either a Excavator or Grader
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised as well as within a team

Benefits with Downer:

  • Stable working environment with a reliable company
  • Tools of trade including Uniform and PPE gear provided
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid over time
  • Join a highly motivated and supportive team.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 574742 apply.    

Otherwise visit our depots and fill in an application form and drop off your up to date resume:

Depot: 5 Valor Drive, Roslyn, Palmerston North 4478.

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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