Grader Operator

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Hawke's Bay
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 Hastings. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual interested in becoming part of the crew as a Finishing Grader Operator.

In return we offer:

  • A very good remuneration package that is both rewarding and generous
  • Stable working environment with full time hours guaranteed (40 hours minimum)
  • 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 will be working in a hardworking and welcoming crew operating our Graders as we carry out work on our contracts. As a Grader 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 a finishing grader operator and have extensive experience in the roading industry, this is 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 practices 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’ll hold a Class 2 full New Zealand driver’s licence with WTR endorsements
  • A proven track record of operating a grader at a finishing level
  • Ability to grade to pegs and understand design and drawings
  • You'll thrive with working hands-on and unsupervised

You will have a positive sense of humor 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 573039 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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.