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Crushing Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 588909
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Cromwell, 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.

The Roading Company is a specialist Quarrying and Road construction subsidiary to Downer NZ operating in Central Otago and Southland. We bring strong Project and Contract Management of resources and coordination of all activities on Civil Construction sites across the Lower South Island. With mobile crushing plant operations and projects in roading construction, this is one organisation where no two days are the same! As we grow and expand, our forward workload is bright, so we are looking for a great new employee to join our Aggregates/Crushing crew in Central Otago/Southland as a Crusher Operator.


The Perks:

  • Great working conditions and a rewarding pay rate with an enthusiastic crew around you
  • For the right person, we will develop your skills to allow you to receive certification for the running of the plant
  • Get paid to travel around Otago and Southland and enjoy the scenery
  • Vehicle usage (to and from work)
  • Zero harm work environment
  • Utilising your varied mechanical skills and interest in machinery and crushing plant


About the role:

In this role as a Crusher Operator not only will you be operating and maintaining a range of Crushing machinery and screening plant but also Loaders, Excavators, Trucks, and the occasional small tool such as pumps, generators etc.  

You will also at times have labouring duties such as handling and transporting materials, cleaning up worksites from debris and machinery, transporting goods to/from site, quality assurance and be the that extra pair of hands as and where needed.

If you are physically fit, mechanically minded, like to problem solve and enjoy spending your days outdoors, on your feet (or in machines), this could be the position for you.


About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your ability to commit to work and some travel away from home, we are also looking for:

  • A proven track record of operating a range of construction and/or mining/quarry machinery
  • Class 5 full New Zealand Drivers licence with WTR endorsements (or willing to get them)
  • Strong health and safety awareness to look after your work mates and the public
  • Be mechanically minded with the ability to manage and plan your workday
  • Mature approach to work with the ability to work independently, while keeping productivity and safety top of mind
  • Prior experience in Aggregate Crushing or Production is advantageous, however knowledge of the materials used in roading/construction is essential
  • Ideally you are living in (or nearby) Queenstown

If you have made it this far through the advert and you are still interested, apply today, and join the Roading Company!


How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 588909 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. 

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