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Class 5 Truck & Trailer Driver - Construction

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 580388
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Taupo, 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 10,000 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 Civil Construction team are in full swing as our peak season is upon us. We expect continuous growth across the region and are seeking Class 5 Truck & Trailer Driver to join our work whanau, deliver to project plans and get home safely at the end of each day.  

You will transport equipment and cart materials to and from our sites and load 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 be a team player and help with general activities when transporter work is on pause.

About you:
With experience operating in a Civil Construction or Maintenance environment, you will be able to ensure proper care, maintenance and operation of plant and equipment. You will also bring with you: 

  • A class 5 Full New Zealand driver’s license 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

Benefits of joining team 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!

Whether you’re a local to the Western Bay of Plenty or looking to settle down new roots, Tauranga has got it all including great beaches, bushwalks, exciting nightlife and a warm community feel. Talk to us about how we may be able to support you with relocating to our beauty of a town!

Come and join our team of 10,000!
Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site or apply & check out our other great opportunities at reference #580388. If you want a little more info before you hit apply, drop in to your local depot or email

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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