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Grader Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 587062
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Nelson
Categories: 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.

About the role 

As a Grader / Excavator Operator at Downer, you will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000 kms worth of roads in Aotearoa. With over 150 years of projects and knowledge under our belts, our position is strong, and our vision is innovative and future focused. We are building sustainable communities that you can be proud to say that you have been a part of producing.

Downer are proud to have a number of exciting construction projects in the pipeline and are on the hunt for a Grader Operator who also has the ability to operate excavators to join our team. The Tasman construction division is highly respected and has a great resume of successfully delivering projects across the region. We are looking for someone who has proven machinery experience and can champion our outstanding health and safety record.

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable employer, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive hourly remuneration package plus overtime rates, allowances, and guaranteed full time hours! You get paid even if we are rained out – say goodbye to fixed rates!
  • Our employee recognition programme celebrates and recognises ($$$) our people for the value they bring!
  • Thinking of moving to Nelson? Talk to us about how we can support you with relocation assistance!
  • We are invested in upgrading and maintaining our modern equipment and machinery ensuring you have all the gear you need to successfully perform your role!
  • You will have a dedicated personal development plan that is reviewed quarterly empowering you to take ownership of your career!
  • Access to over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways!
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more! 
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team that wraps support around you when you need it most!
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!

We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone. You will love being a part of the Downer whanau! Come and see for yourself what makes us different, as we continue to build our future! Literally. 

About you 

You will have of experience operating Graders & Excavators within the civil construction industry. This is a great opportunity to display your all-rounder skills and develop expertise in other areas. You will also hold a Class 2 drivers license with W, T, R endorsements (Class 4 or 5 an advantage). This is your chance to learn and grow into a supervisory role with our support.

About us 

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating a under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference by joining us as we continue to build a better tomorrow for generations to come. 

How to bring your Difference to Downer 

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV.  

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more  https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies

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. 


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