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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. 

Downer Open Space Management have a reputation built through having great people, access to first class plant and equipment along with leading edge technology that allow us to deliver to the highest standards across New Zealand. Our teams are professional, focused on delivery of best practice on Parks Maintenance/Horticulture services to our clients and the members of the public.

The Parks Operator will assist in building strong customer relationships by meeting contract timeframes and within specifications. This also includes meeting all requirements relating to Quality, Health and Safety.  This involves the effective and profitable management of the day-to-day operations through optimising the use of staff, plant, equipment and materials.  You may be required to work overtime hours during peak seasons or away from home if requested.  Be assured that you will be given reasonable notice in these situations. 

Ride-on mowing operations will be the primary duty for the role.  Other duties include but may vary depending on contracts requirements:

  • Council parks and reserves maintenance and beautification
  • Chemical control spraying
  • Litter control  
  • Pest Plant eradication
  • Bush Track Maintenance
  • General grounds duties

We are looking for an Operator who is versatile and can work across a range of open space contracts with the following skills:

  • Grow Safe certified
  • Background and experience in Horticulture or Open Space Reserves Management
  • Understand of operating and maintenance of small plant and machinery
  • Full, clean class 1 driver’s licence, class 2 preferred
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Self-managing, Able to work unsupervised
  • Experience with public interface and dealing with customer
  • Basic computer skills, able to use tablet, required to understand GPS mapping
  • Experience or understanding of ride-on mowing advantageous

You will be primarily responsible for ensuring Downer is delivering to the contract specifications. 

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 trade you need to do your job. 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 578982 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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