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Driver/Operators - Taumarunui

  • Taumarunui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

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.

Our Taumarunui depot supports projects for the Taranaki and Central Waikato NOC. We are looking for experienced Driver / Operators to join us and assist with assorted projects within and surrounding the region. You will operate as a core team member both on machinery and hand tools, as required. Your day to day tasks will include:

  • The operation of Rollers, Pavers, Graders, Lime Spreaders, Trucks and Excavators
  • Helping with safe site setup for your crew and the general public
  • Ensuring efficient use of materials, supplies and equipment
  • Working as part of a cohesive team to deliver to projects
  • Being open and willing to develop your skill set and advance your career


This is a permanent, full time job, primarily operating Monday to Friday however flexibility to work nights and on away projects is appreciated. If you enjoy spending your day’s outdoors and getting involved in practical work, this is the job for you!

About you:
You will have a professional and positive attitude, ideally with experience in the roading/civil industry. You will also have:

  • Full Class 1, Class 2, Class 4 and/or Class 5 New Zealand Drivers licence with WTR endorsements
  • A big focus on both safety and quality
  • The ability to work well within a team and alone when required
  • A can-do attitude with a good work ethic
  • Demonstrated that you are reliable and dependable
  • A high level of physical fitness to meet the demands of the role

We are willing to offer training, support to gain licenses and relocation support for the right applicants!


Perks & Benefits
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive pay plus penal rates, the tools of trade required to deliver the excellence we are known for, and a whole lot of extras such as merch, clothing, boots, PPE.

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, which includes Zero Harm. You will receive ongoing mentoring, training, and development opportunities to ensure your knowledge and skills continue to be industry-leading and your career opportunities limitless in an organisation the size of ours.

Because we are all about relationships creating success, we offer our people a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners. You will receive extensive discounts and perks across a huge number of sought-after multinational brands, think banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more! 

Come and join our team of 10,000!
Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site people.downergroup.co.nz or apply & check out our other great opportunities at www.downergroup.co.nz reference #594961. If you want a little more info before you hit apply, drop in to your local depot or email Recruitment.Advice@downer.co.nz.


Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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