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Class 5 Transporter Driver - Construction

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 580388
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Health Safety & Environment, Maintenance, Operations/Production, 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.

The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering high standards of work across the Bay of Plenty. We are looking for a reliable and motivated individual interested in becoming part of our crew as a Class 5, Driver Operator.

About the job:
You will be operating our truck and trailers to transport equipment and cart materials to and from our sites and loading out materials on the digger. Working within the Tauranga based road construction team, you will be responsible for the in-transit load security of plant and machinery whilst meeting transport industry regulatory compliance. You will also ensure all deadlines and quality targets are met while maintaining the highest levels of safety standards. You will also be a team player and help with general activities when transporter work is on pause.

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

  • Class 5 Full New Zealand driver’s licence with Wheels, Tracks & Rollers (WTR) endorsements.
  • Experience transporting, loading and unloading machinery.
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised as well as within a team.
  • Experience with Excavator operation.
  • Physical fitness to help with hands on tools as required.
  • Experience operating in the civil construction industry (desirable)

Why join Downer?

Take charge of this role and your machinery and we’ll reward you accordingly! This is a stable position, with a reliable employer. We can offer you:

  • A Full time, permanent contract (40 hours per week guaranteed)
  • A competitive pay rate with uniform and PPE gear supplied
  • Access to a range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers of subsidised insurance, gym memberships, retail discounts and free counselling services etc.
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.
  • Coverage under the AWUNZ Central North Island Collective Agreement entitling you to penal rates & more!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to, enter reference number 580388 and click “Apply Now” to register your interest.

We are following New Zealand Government Covid-19 guidelines, as such all interviews will take place virtually until it is safe to meet in person. Start dates will be determined by the essential nature and location of the role. 

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. 

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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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