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Driver / Operator (grader operator)

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 584574
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Whanganui
Categories: Maintenance, 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 has a proud history that can be traced back to 1870, and today we are NZ’s leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment is building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions.  The key to our success is our people who, on a day-to-day basis, they stand and deliver the company's core values of Excellence, Courage, Collaboration & Integrity across a diverse landscape of markets. We are proud of what we do, and that we support the well-being of the communities we work, live and play in. 

We are now looking for a motivated Machine Operator to join our Whanganui based maintenance crew as a grader operator.

In this role your work location is always changing as you progress around the 270kms of Whanganui District’s unsealed road network completing your duties. At times when grading isn’t required, you will assist other crews from operating machinery, driving trucks to general labouring assisting the crew. This is a role where you can achieve results daily!

This is an exciting opportunity for a Machine Operators with a proven track record of achieving to a high standard.


About you:

Along with your positive and friendly attitude, you will also have:

  • Previous experience as a Machine Operator (preferably grader)
  • Class 2 Full New Zealand Drivers licence (Class 4 licence with WTR endorsements will be beneficial)
  • Ability and willingness to work safely and be responsible for the safe operation of sites
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal.


What we offer:

  • A stable and fun working environment
  • A rewarding hourly rate
  • Guaranteed hours (40 hours per week plus overtime)
  • Excellent training and development opportunities to grow your career within Downer
  • Great discounts and benefits.


How to Apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 584574 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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