Driver Operator

Last updated 9 days ago
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.

The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work in Palmerston North. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual interested in becoming part of the crew as Driver Operators.

In return we offer:

  • Stable working environment
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid over time
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Join a highly motivated and supportive team.

About the role:

In this role you’ll be working in a fun and welcoming crew operating our Graders and Excavators as we carry out work on our contracts. As a Driver Operator you will be working on roads, cutting drainage, trimming and mentoring your crew members as they get ready to take the next step in their career. If you are physically fit and enjoy spending your days outdoors and on your feet, this could be the position for you.

This is a Monday to Friday role with potential for overtime work on weekends.

About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your commitment to safe work practises there are a few other essentials, but don’t stress too much if you don’t tick them all off, we are prepared to train you.

  • You will hold a Class 2 full New Zealand driver’s licence with WTR endorsements
  • A proven track record of operating a grader and/or excavator
  • Ability to work hands-on and unsupervised

You will have a positive sense of humour with the eagerness to come and get your hands dirty.

Seize the opportunity to secure your future with Downer, and apply now!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 573052 to 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 and 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.