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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579437
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Timaru
Categories: Maintenance, 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 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

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.

The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work in Mid-South Canterbury Region. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual interested in becoming part of the crew as a Driver Operator as we get busy with our Network Outcomes Contract (NOC).

The benefits:

  • Stable working environment and enjoy the work-life balance we have to offer
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 80 hours per fortnight
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Join our supportive crew and operate our well maintained plant and equipment

About the role:

In this role you will be working in a diverse and welcoming crew operating our machinery from excavators, rollers and trucks as we carry out work throughout the region. This position will require labouring duties which could include chip sealing, asphalt and general highway maintenance work. If you are physically fit, enjoy spending your days outdoors and on your feet, this could be the position for you.

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your commitment to safe work practices there are a few other essentials to what we are looking for:

  • You’ll hold a minimum Class 2 full New Zealand driver’s license (Class 4/5 & WTR endorsements desirable)
  • A proven track record of operating machinery in the civil construction industry
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised
  • Experience with winter services (ploughing/gritting) is a bonus

You’ll have a good sense of humour with the eagerness to come and get your hands dirty.

Seize the opportunity to secure your future with Downer, and APPLY NOW! 

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579437 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. 

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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