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Palmerston North - Grader Operator

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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.

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 Palmerston North crew are now looking for a Grader Operator to join our crew. If you are looking for a role where you can contribute your bit to New Zealand Roading then this could be the role for you!

About the role:

In this exciting role you’ll be operating Graders to a final trim standard where you’ll be able to work with various materials, manage sites, motivate your crew, operate our heavy machinery and carry out quality assurance checks looking at the moisture in pavements.

What’s in it for you?

  • Stable working environment
  • Full-Time hours guaranteed – a minimum of 40 hours per week with paid overtime
  • Training and development opportunities for those who work hard
  • PPE gear provided

Who is this for?

This is an exciting opportunity for grader operators with a proven track record in the operation of Graders to a final trim standard with the ability to work with numerous different material types including -  Greywacke, Rotten Rock, Lime Rock and Sandstone 

Along with your positive and friendly attitude, you’ll also have:

  • A Class 1 New Zealand driver’s license with WTR endorsements
  • Road maintenance and/or Civil Projects experience
  • Ability and willingness to work safely and be responsible for the safe operation of sites
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal

If you have the ability to motivate and/or lead a team then we want to hear from you!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 574742 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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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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