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Grader Operator – Ngaruawahia

  • Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

If you are local to Ngaruawahia or perhaps looking for a change of pace, here’s a great opportunity to settle new roots in the Waikato with a reliable employer.

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 Transport Services division is no exception!

Why join Downer?
Take charge of this role and your machinery and we’ll reward you accordingly! This is a stable position, with project plans spanning into the distance. We can offer you:

  • A competitive pay package including use of a company vehicle.
  • Access to a range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers of insurance, counselling services, gym memberships and retail discounts etc.
  • Coverage under the AWUNZ Central North Island Collective Agreement entitling you to penal rates, meal allowances and more!
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.
  • The opportunity to coach and train the next wave of Grader professionals
  • Potential for relocation assistance


About the job:
  
Based out of the Downer Ngaruawahia depot, you will essentially ensure high quality infrastructure projects are delivered to plan using your expert operator skills. You will be proficient in operating a Grader Machine across a range of situations including high shoulder removal, unsealed road maintenance, pavement construction, and Final trim grading. You will also provide expertise to ensure quality assurance, support with problem solving and the implementation of ideas.

This is a full time, permanent role guaranteeing 40 hours paid work per week. You will primarily operative over a Monday – Friday work week, however occasional weekend, night shift and away projects may be required.

About you!

You will have minimum 3 years’ experience operating grading machines in civil construction environments. With an eye for detail and a steady hand, you will have a passion for quality results and a knack for project delivery. You will be able to operate heavy grader machinery to produce accurate line level and texture across roading, pathway and shared space construction and maintenance projects throughout the region. You’ll bring with you:

  • A Class 2 Drivers Licence with a WTR endorsement (essential)
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A commitment and confidence to maintain safe work practices
  • Strong leadership and team work skills
  • A positive outlook, friendly attitude, and willingness to flex to the work as and where required


“Where do I apply?”
If this job sounds like a match for you, register your interest by applying online at www.downercareers.co.nz quoting reference number 595941. Alternately, drop your CV in to your local depot today!

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.  

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2023.   If you submit an application during this period please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.

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