Driver Operators

Last updated 9 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Downer remains at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Here’s your chance to join the Hamilton Transport Services team where we take pride in upgrading roads, pathways and connections throughout the Waikato region. As a Driver Operator for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to pick up civil work, the operation of heavy machinery and preparation of sites.

About the job
You will be tasked with undertaking a range of civil activities from building roads, to installing footpaths, kerb and channel, landscaping and asphalt chip sealing. You will operate a range of plant including tippers, rollers, watercarts, loaders and excavators.

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:

With some experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident operating within a team and independently as required. You will be comfortable using machinery and hand tools to get the job done. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy working outdoors and keeping physically fit
  • Be reliable and hard working
  • Have a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Show commitment to safe work practises
  • Have a Class 2 license with WTR endorsement (preferable)
  • Be flexible to pick up occasional weekend work and on-call shifts

If you don’t tick all the boxes, we still want to hear from you as we are prepared to train the right person with the right attitude!

Perks of joining Downer

A role with Downer can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We can also offer:

  • A stable working environment with a reliable employer
  • A Full time, permanent contract (40 hours per week guaranteed)
  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • Uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of exclusive discounts from electricity to DIY, travel to tyres!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to, enter reference number 574706 to register your interest. Alternately, drop your CV into our 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.

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.