Driver Operator - Timaru


Location: Canterbury

Job Type: Full time


Why you will enjoy working here | Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Guaranteed Full-Time hours – minimum 40 per week including wet weather days if alternative work cannot be found
  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job
  • Progression and development programs on offer including our inspiring leader’s programme for top performers

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

The Opportunity | Te kōwhiringa

Joining our Transport and Infrastructure business, as a Driver Operator, you’ll support our Washdyke, Timaru maintenance crews in the delivery of ongoing assignments across the Southern Canterbury region.

You will assist with a diverse range of construction, renewal and maintenance projects across the region. Working alongside our dedicated team you may operate machinery including excavators, rollers, and trucks but will also from time to time need to use hand tools to get the job done.

This is a full-time, permanent role working across Monday – Friday with occasional weekend work.

Important Skills | Nga pūkenga matua
With some experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident working within a team and independently as required. You will be comfortable using machinery to get the job done. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy working outdoors alongside a team
  • Be reliable and hard working with a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Show commitment to safe work practises
  • Have a Class 2 or 4 licence
  • Hold WTR endorsement (beneficial)
  • Be flexible to pick up occasional weekend work and on-call shifts

If you don’t have experience but have your Class 2 or 4 licences + a keen interest in civil construction, we are willing to offer training for the right candidate.

Our Organisation | Ko wai mātou

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!

How to apply | Me pēhea ki te tono

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 602196.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.

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