Class 2 Driver Operator / Labourer - Tauranga

Last updated 16 days ago
Location:Bay Of Plenty
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 Tauranga Transport Services team where we take pride in upgrading and maintaining roads, pathways and connections throughout the Bay of Plenty 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, primarily supporting Maintenance work on roads, footpaths, kerb and channel, landscaping and asphalt chip sealing. You will operate plant including trucks, excavators and other heavy machinery as well as working hands on with tools.

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 575323 and click “Apply Now” to register your interest.

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.

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Wednesday, 23 December 2020 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 11 January 2021. If you submit an application during this period please note that we will review your details upon our return and be back in touch ASAP. Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.