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Excavator Operator - Queenstown

  • Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role

In this role, you’ll be involved in planning, organising, directing and controlling activities and operations on site on a day to day basis. You will support the team by operating machinery to support with trench digging, concreting, and digging out curb lines and backfilling. We operate a collaborative approach and are looking for someone that is happy to provide general support with other work. 

  • Ensure work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets including productivity, quality and safety are met
  • Monitor operations under your control to ensure compliance in relation to H&S, the environment and quality assurance
  • Ensure efficient use of materials, supplies and equipment to minimise cost and wastage
  • Communicate effectively with clients, crew and supervisors
  • Lead by example, driving Zero Harm through operational excellence

About you

You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 20T) within the civil construction industry – particularly in drainage, earthworks and 3-waters projects.

You will have an organised and systematic approach to the work environment and take pride in your work. This is a great opportunity to display your all-rounder skills and develop expertise in other areas. You will also:

  • Hold Class 2 drivers’ licence with W, T, R endorsements (Class 4, 5 an advantage)
  • Have practical work experience in carpentry, bridge maintenance, concreting and/ or structures work
  • Hold strong planning skills and the ability to deal with unexpected events and problem solve
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership qualities that empower others

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable organisation, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive hourly remuneration package plus overtime rates - we will even pay you if we are rained out
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we have a Flexible Working Policy
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people
  • Career development opportunities & a dedicated personal development plan
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including PPE, clothing, and merch
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave
  • A Socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance

About us

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.  This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come.

How to bring your Difference to Downer

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV. 

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more  https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

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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