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Excavator Operator


Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin



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Full Time - Permanent




Trades, Maintenance, Operations/Production, Construction, Civil Engineering

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand's infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer are proudly supporting a range of exciting roading projects across Auckland. The Downer Transport Services Concrete division is highly respected and has a great track record for maintaining a high standard of work for our clients. We need an experienced Excavator Operator to operate plant and machinery accurately and safely to help deliver to various assignments.

About the role:
In this varied role, you will be involved in planning, organising, directing and controlling activities and operations on site on a day to day basis. You will operating machinery for trench digging, concreting, digging out curb lines and backfilling. You will also be comfortable to work with hand tools to support activities such as curb laying, concreting and general labouring when excavation work is on pause.

About you:
You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 5T) within the civil construction industry. 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)
  • Have some practical work experience in Carpentry, bridge maintenance, concreting and/ or structures work
  • Hold strong planning skills and the ability to deal with unexpected events and problem solve
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out manual tasks

Benefits of joining Team Downer:

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

  • Stable employment with an industry leader
  • Long term training and development opportunities
  • Full time (40 hours) guaranteed, and overtime available
  • Tools of trade including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts