General Labourer - Trainee Operator

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Waikato, Waikato, Waikato
Job Type:Full Time

About the job:
Based out of our Ngaruawahia depot, you will be assisting our maintenance crew as a General Labourer undertaking all crew duties to meet crew tasks and targets. You will primarily support with culvert pipe laying, drainage works, scanning and spotting for services and traffic control. You will be trained in the operation of excavators (diggers), enabling you to stand in when our Operator is offsite. This is a great pathway to build a career with Downer as a Driver Operator.

About you:
You’ll be the kind of person who’s motivated to learn and one who has the confidence to ask questions when necessary. With a keen interest and some experience in the roading or civil construction industry, you’ll be comfortable stepping in to our fast paced and safety compliant environment. You will need a Full Class 1 Drivers Licence and if you have a Class 2+ and WTR these are beneficial, although not essential. Training will be provided to the successful applicant.

What's on offer?

  • A stable working environment with a reliable employer
  • A Full time, permanent contract (40 hours per week guaranteed)
  • Full PPE Safety gear and uniform is provided
  • Training and development is offered to support you with career growth
  • Access to a range of exclusive discounts from electricity to DIY, travel to tyres!
  • The opportunity to join a great team that loves a laugh but gets the job done


This is a great time to join the Downer team and take the next step in your career with an organisation committed to the lifelong development for our people.

How to apply?
If this sounds like the job for you, visit our careers site - www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 574279 to apply. Alternately, drop in your CV to your local Downer 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 & medical.