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Wallacetown - Driver Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579982
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Invercargill
Categories: Maintenance, Construction, Civil Engineering

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.

The Roading Company, a specialist Quarrying and Road construction subsidiary to Downer operating in Otago and Southland. We bring strong project and contract management of resources and coordination of all activities on civil construction sites across the Southland area. With a mobile crushing plant operation and projects in roading construction, this is one organisation where no two days are the same!

As we grow and expand with our forward workload we are looking for you to join our crew in Invercargill as a Driver Operator reporting through to our Project Manager. Work with our positive team and up to date modern machinery.

Why work for us:

  • We will provide a full kit of fantastic gear – everything you need to keep you safe while you  work
  • Good working conditions and a rewarding pay rate in a friendly and professional environment
  • Opportunities for training and development for those that work hard
  • Get paid to travel around the country and the Pacific
  • Zero harm work environment

About the role:

In this role as a Driver Operator not only will you be operating and maintaining your machinery, you will also have labouring duties within the crew from handling and transporting materials, cleaning up worksites from debris and machinery and be the that extra pair of hands within the crew whether you are working on a construction or crushing site. If you are physically fit and enjoy spending your days outdoors and on your feet, this could be the position for you.

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your ability to commit to work and travel away from home, we are also looking for:

  • A proven track record of operating a digger and/or similar machinery
  • Class 1 full New Zealand Drivers licence with WTR endorsements any further licenses are beneficial
  • Strong health and safety awareness to look after your crew and the public
  • The ability to manage and plan your workload

If you have a love of the working outdoors and the ability to easily chat with your crew, come join the Roading Company today!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579982 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 would not be considered.

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