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Queenstown - Excavator Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579790
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Queenstown
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Construction, Water

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.

Our Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

Our Queenstown crew are looking for an energetic and motivated individual to join us as an Excavator Operator. Work alongside a great group of people that enjoy working hard and having a good laugh!

In return we offer:

  • Stable working environment
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 80 hours per fortnight
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Join a highly motivated and supportive team.

About the role:

Our Construction division undertakes a wide variety of civil works involving road construction, kerbing, footpath works and drainage/service installation. Our current forward workload includes the multimillion-dollar Whakatipu Transport Programme Alliance and other significant projects within the Central Otago region. This work offers opportunities to undertake a wide range of tasks that includes operating machinery from Excavators, Class 2 & 4 trucks and other civil machinery. If you are ready to join our high performing team and enjoy spending your days outdoors in our beautiful region, this could be the position for you.

This is a Monday to Friday role where there is potential for overtime work on weekends and on call based work.

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your commitment to safe work practices there are a few other essentials, 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 2 full New Zealand driver’s licence with WTR endorsements
  • A proven track record of operating an excavator is essential
  • Ability and willingness to work safely and be responsible for the safe operation of sites
  • Comfortable working hands-on and unsupervised

Seize the opportunity to secure your future with Downer, and apply now! 

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579790 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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