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Asphalt Plant Operator

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Our Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually. 

About the job:
The Hamilton Asphalt production team are looking for an asphalt plant operator that will support their asphalt production business.

You will essentially be responsible for ensuring that the plant is presented, maintained, and operated in a professional manner that complies with all relevant legislation and achieves agreed productivity and quality targets. You will be willing to get stuck in and help the team with general labouring duties as required and will be encouraged to share your expertise with your crew.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Benefits of joining Downer as a Plant Operator:  

Here's a chance to put your skills to great use, to learn from industry leaders right across New Zealand! Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We can offer you: 

  • Full training to master your role and machinery  
  • All tools of trade including your uniform, safety gear and tech 
  • Rewarding pay with the addition of penal rates (overtime, night shifts, meal allowances etc.) 
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts across insurance providers, retail and trade suppliers! 

About you:  

We'd value the following skills and experience, however full training will be provided for the right candidate:  

  • Full Class 1 NZ Drivers Licence essential - Class 2+ NZ Drivers Licence with WTR and Forklift endorsements an advantage 
  • Experience or exposure to civil plant operations - Asphalt Plant, Bitumen Plant and Wheeled Loaders 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as you will work with an extensive range of Downer and contracting crew members 
  • Commitment to a high standard of Health & Safety  
  • Experienced and able to learn computer systems 

Don't miss your opportunity to grow your career & be rewarded with Downer NZ!  

How to apply: 
If you can commit to this new way of working, head to, enter reference number (593627) and click “Apply Now” to register your interest. Alternately, drop in to your local Downer depot with your CV 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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