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Class 5 Driver Operator - Waitoki

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland, Silverdale, Wainui
Categories: 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.

Downer remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Silverdale depot where we take pride in upgrading and maintaining roads, and other assets in our community.

About the jobs:
As a Driver Operator for one of the largest infrastructure businesses in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to pick up civil work, predominantly the operation of heavy machinery. If you are physically fit and enjoy spending your days outdoors, this could be the next move for you!  
Our crew supports the local maintenance contract which consists of road rehabs, stabilised patches, asphalt dig-outs, and other maintenance work. These are generally Monday - Friday roles, with occasional overtime and weekend work requested. 
Class 5 Operator - Equally as important, you will be responsible for operating our truck and trailers to transport equipment and cart materials to and from our sites.  

About you:  
With experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident operating within a team and independently as required. You will be comfortable using machinery and hand tools to get the job done. You’ll also: 

  • Be reliable and hardworking 
  • Display a Zero Harm attitude and follow procedures to a tee 
  • Have a positive 'can do attitude 
  • Have a Class 5 licenses with WTR endorsement  
  • Be flexible to pick up occasional weekend work and on-call shifts  

If you don’t tick all the boxes, we still want to hear from you as we are prepared to train the right person with the right attitude!  

Benefits of Downer:
In return for your expertise, we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on-the-job training and personal development through a range of Health and Well being initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include: 

  • Job security and a rewarding hourly rate in a friendly and professional environment 
  • Competitive pay with access to increased rates for night shift work 
  • Training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career 
  • Tools of trade provided including Downer uniform and all PPE gear provided 
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts including subsidised health insurance, retail specials, vehicle rentals, banking offers, free counseling services + more! 

How to apply: 
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to, enter reference number 591427, and click “Apply Now” to register your interest.  
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.   
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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