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Hydrovac Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 593347
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: 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.

This position is based in our Penrose depot. Working around the network, you will be a visible Downer champion, showing the city's ratepayers just what a professional, courteous and effective job, we do for them in keeping the roads clean.  If precision driving, a pride in your work, plenty of hours, and your own machine to care for and operate are your 'thing' then this is for you!


About the role:
As a Hydrovac Operator, you will be responsible for maintaining a contracted road network and keeping it clean and tidy.  You will operate your own specialised equipment to a high level and maintain productivity, quality, and safety. You will also:

  • Ensure the plant is well presented, serviced, maintained and operated in a professional, safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensure the plant is operated with consideration to the environment minimizing emissions of dust, gases and hydrocarbons
  • Work hands-on as part of a team to achieve productivity and quality targets
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, regulations and policies


About you
Along with a positive and ‘Can do safely’ attitude, you will also:

  • Hold a Full NZ Class 4 Drivers licence.
  • Take pride in the appearance, operation and maintenance of your plant and equipment
  • Experience in the operation of specialist plant is preferred
  • Have strong numerical skills and be able to clearly communicate with legible handwriting
  • Be physically fit with a mechanical aptitude


Downer Benefits

A role with us can advance your career and expand your skills. 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 provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of the trade you need to do your job. 

  • Leadership Pathway Development Programs 
  • Dedicated Learning and Development team
  • We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements
  • A heavily subsidised membership to our Community Trust Partner that enables you and your family access to healthcare benefits, and discounted access to over 150-holiday homes in great locations across New Zealand.
  • Special rates and discounts through our partners across Healthcare, Gyms, Banking, and Insurance
  • Working for an organization that not only works on building better stronger communities but within those communities; where we offer training and meaningful work, through our Corporate Social Outcomes team



How to Apply:

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via and enter reference number 593347 or reach out to our recruitment team at or call 0800877327 for more information.

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 manages 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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