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Leading Hand / Plant Operator

  • 597585
  • Hobart, TAS, Australia, 7000
  • Full Time - Permanent


Downer manages and maintains road networks across Australia and New Zealand and manufactures and supplies products and services to create safe, efficient and reliable journeys. We are an industry leader in safety and sustainability.

In Tasmania we are supporting local authorities to meet their sustainability and waste management goals.

We’re growing our business in Tasmania and we’re looking for a Leading Hand to join our landfill team based at Copping (point of hire) in the state’s South East.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience in operator roles - landfill knowledge beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience operating 826K Compactor, 735B Articulated Dump Truck, 14-30T excavators and 950K Dozer.
  • Time spent in waste, earthworks or in a waste/recycling environment is desirable
  • A strong 'team player' with the proven ability to work efficiently in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and instruct others
  • Visible commitment to Zero Harm on all projects


  • Tool of Trade Vehicle
  • Highly supportive, team-oriented organisation
  • Championing health and safety initiatives for all our employees
  • Competitive remuneration with ongoing training and support
  • Access to Downer’s employee benefits

We support our employees with a range of career, wellbeing and diversity initiatives to help them learn, grow and contribute to the community.


For more information please contact Tisha Wiggins on 0487 106 596.  Contact details are provided only to request further information.

As an employer who embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity, we encourage men and women of all ages and backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, to apply.

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. Please do not submit any resumes or associated profiles to the Downer careers portal or to any Downer employees. Downer will not pay any placement fees relating to unsolicited resume referrals.

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