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Excavator Operator - Penrose

  • Auckland, 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.

Downer are proudly supporting a range of exciting road construction projects across Auckland. The Downer Transport Services Maintenance and Civil Construction division is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering a top standard of work across the country.  We need an experienced Excavator Operator to operate plant and machinery accurately and safely.

About the role:
You will primarily be operating and driving machinery including diggers, Loaders, and other plant to ensure satisfactory trench digging, concreting, curb line dig outs and backfilling. As we are one team, you will be happy to help the team with curb laying, concreting and general support when excavation work is on pause.

You will monitor operations under your control to ensure compliance relating to Health & Safety, environment, and QA policies and targets whilst minimising cost and wastage. You’ll communicate effectively with crew and supervisors to ensure work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers.

This is primarily a Monday – Friday full-time, permanent position based out of our Great South Road, Auckland depot. Overtime available on some Saturdays.

About you:
You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 5T) within the civil construction industry – particularly in drainage and roading projects. You will have an organised and systematic approach to the work environment and take pride in your work . You will also:

  • Hold Class 2 drivers’ licence with W, T, R endorsements (Class 4, 5 an advantage)
  • Hold strong planning skills and the ability to deal with unexpected events and problem solve
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks
  • Be able to demonstrate Leadership qualities that empower others

Benefits of joining Team Downer:
Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We also offer:

  • Stable employment with an industry leader
  • Long term training and development opportunities
  • Full time (40 hours) guaranteed, and overtime available during peak Summer season
  • Tools of trade including your uniform, safety gear and use of company vehicle
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts

How to apply?

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via and enter reference number 597425 or reach out to our recruitment team at or call 0800877327 for more information.

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.  

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