Excavator Operator - Queenstown


Location: Otago

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 including a tool of trade vehicle for the right person!
  • 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

The Downer Transport & Infrastructure business is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering top standards of work across the country, our Queenstown crew is no exception to this!

As an Excavator Operator, you’ll primarily be operating and driving machinery including diggers, loaders, and other plant to perform trench excavation, bulk earthworks, concreting, curb line dig outs and general backfilling. You will also need to help the team with kerb laying, concreting, pipe laying and general support when excavation work is on pause.

This is primarily a Monday – Friday full-time, permanent position based out of our either our Queenstown or Cromwell depots, depending on your location. Overtime is available on occasional weekends.

Important Skills | Nga pūkenga matua
You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 30T) within the civil construction industry – particularly in drainage and roading projects. You will have an organised and systematic approach to the work environment and take pride in your work . You will also:

  • Hold Class 2 drivers’ licence with W, T, R endorsements (Class 4, 5 an advantage)
  • Hold strong planning skills and the ability to deal with unexpected events and problem solve
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks
  • Be able to demonstrate Leadership qualities that empower others

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 603615.

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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