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Wellington - Class 2 Driver Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579794
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellington
Categories: Maintenance, Construction, Trades

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.

We are one of the largest road infrastructure services businesses in New Zealand, maintaining over 32,000km of roading in New Zealand. We work hard and are proud of what we do – maintenance and repair of roads across the North Island. 

Enjoy the views of the capital whether that is outdoors cruising through Cuba Street enjoying our cafes and nifty stores or indoors visiting our National museums – Wellington is the place to be! With this being said, our crew are looking for Driver Operators to come and join us!

In return we offer:

  • Stable working environment - job security was provided to our team through Covid.
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid over time (get this – we’ll pay you even if we’re rained out!)
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Join a highly motivated and supportive team.

About the role:
In this role you will be working in a welcoming and motivated crew operating our plant machinery as we carry out work on our Wellington Council Contract. This position will require various duties within the crew assisting with general maintenance and vegetation work, so if you are physically fit and enjoy spending your days outdoors, this could be the position for you. This is a Monday to Friday role where there is potential for overtime work on weekends.

About you:
Along with your positive attitude and your commitment to safe work practises 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 beneficial
  • A proven track record of operating a civil machinery is essential
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised

You will have a positive sense of humour with the eagerness to come and get your hands dirty.

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 579794 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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