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Excavator Operator

Downer Edi Limited - New Auckland, QLD

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


angle-right Job no: 578342
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Health Safety & Environment, 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 New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Downer are proudly supporting a range of exciting road construction projects across Auckland from Mt Albert to Manurewa! The Downer Transport Services Maintenance and Civil Construction division is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering a top standard of work across the country. We need an experienced Excavator Operator to operate plant and machinery accurately and safely.

About the role:
You will primarily be operating and driving machinery including diggers, drills, and other plant to ensure satisfactory trench digging, concreting, curb line dig outs and backfilling. As we are one team, you will be happy to help the team with curb laying, concreting and general support when excavation work is on pause.

You will monitor operations under your control to ensure compliance relating to Health & Safety, environment and QA policies and targets whilst minimising cost and wastage. You'll communicate effectively with crew and supervisors to ensure work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers.

This is primarily a Monday - Friday full time, permanent position based out of our Penrose, Auckland depot and involves occasional weekend work.

About you:
You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 5T) 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)
  • Have 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
  • Be able to demonstrate Leadership qualities that empower others

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 during peak Summer season
  • Tools of trade including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts