Operator / Stabilizing Foreperson - Tirau


Location: Waikato

Job Type: Full time


Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering high standards of work across New Zealand and Tirau is no exception!

About the role:

You will lead a field crew carrying out stabilising repairs across Tirau and surrounding areas. You will hold a Class 2 licence and be confident operating a range of plant including Watercarts, Rollers, Loaders, Trucks and small plant. Your day will involve both leadership and hands on activities.

This is a varied role in a small collaborative team and as such, being a team player is an absolute must. When we say no two days will look the same, we mean it!

About you:
We are seeking someone with hands-on supervisory and operational experience in a Civil Maintenance/Construction environment. You will be physically fit and enjoy spending your days outdoors and on your feet. Along with a positive attitude and your commitment to safe worksite practices, we would value the following skills and experience:

  • Class 2 Full New Zealand driver’s licence is a must have!
  • Class 4 New Zealand driver’s licence and WTR endorsements would be advantageous
  • A proven track record of supervising or leading teams and subcontractors in a range of maintenance and construction activities.
  • Able to deal with unexpected events/make decisions and provide direction to work teams.
  • Shows willingness/provides solutions to assist with a “continual improvement” philosophy.
  • An organised and systematic approach to working environment
  • Strong planning skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Perks of joining our team:

  • Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We can offer you:
  • Pay range $27.76-$30.00 per hour
  • Tools of trade including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Full-Time hours guaranteed – 40 hours per week
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career; Development Days and First Aid Course etc.
  • The chance to join a highly motivated, friendly, and supportive team
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts across retail, health, and trade suppliers!

How to apply:
If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today! Apply via www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 595053 or reach out to our recruitment team at Recruitment.Advice@downer.co.nz or call 0800877327 for more information.

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.

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