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Class 4/5 Driver Operator - Queenstown

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
Categories: Trades, 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. 

We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Transport Services Construction team where we take pride in delivering quality service to our customers

As a Class 4 or 5 Operator for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to operate and transport a variety of plant and machinery.

About the job:
This role will be varied but you will primarily be involved with operating our truck and trailers to transport plant/machinery, cartage of materials and operate various plant and machinery as required. Working within the Central Otago construction team, you will be responsible for all in-transit load security of all plant and machinery and must meet all transport industry regulatory compliance. You will also ensure all deadline and quality targets are met while maintaining the highest level of safety standards.

This is a permanent, full time position, primarily working Monday – Friday however flexibility to undertake night, weekend and working away from home duties from time to time is required.     

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

  • Class 1-5 Full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Wheels, Tracks & Rollers (WTR).
  • Dangerous Goods Endorsements desirable, but not essential
  • Experience in transporting, loading and unloading various machinery
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised as well as within a team
  • Experience with machinery operation
  • Experience operating in the civil construction industry (desirable)

Perks of joining Downer:
We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We can also offer:

  • A stable working environment with a reliable employer
  • A full time, permanent contract (40 hours per week guaranteed)
  • Extensive training and development opportunities for the right person
  • Uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of exclusive discounts from electricity to DIY, travel to tyres!

How to apply?
Visit our careers site, www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number XXX to apply. Alternately, drop in your CV to your local Downer depot today!

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 Daylight Time

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