Excavator Operator

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Auckland
Job Type:Full Time

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 roading projects across Auckland. The Downer Transport Services Concrete division is highly respected and has a great track record for maintaining a high standard of work for our clients. We need an experienced Excavator Operator to operate plant and machinery accurately and safely to help deliver various assignments.

About the role:
You will 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, digging out curb lines 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 also:

  • 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 - 5T) within the civil construction industry. 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)
  • 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

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 and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts


How to apply?

Get your career moving by registering your interest today! Simply head over to www.downercareers.co.nz, enter reference 573364 and apply.

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 & medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.