Excavator Operator - Ngaruawahia

Hamilton, Australia
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
angle-right Job no: 575092
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ngaruawahia
Categories: Management, 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.

The Downer Construction division is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work across the country. We proudly support a range of exciting construction projects across the Waikato region. Due to ongoing growth, our Ngāruawāhia crew is in need of an experienced Excavator Operator to help us deliver to these projects.

About the role:
You will be involved in planning, organising, directing and controlling activities and operations on site on a day to day basis. You will support the team by operating machinery to support with trench digging, digging out curb lines and backfilling. Extensive earthworks for pavement rehabilitation projects in the Waikato District. You will also:
  • Ensure work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets including productivity, quality and safety are met.
  • Monitor operations under your control to ensure compliance in relation to H&S, the environment and quality assurance
  • Ensure efficient use of materials, supplies and equipment to minimise cost and wastage
  • Communicate effectively with clients, crew and supervisors
  • Lead by example, driving Zero Harm through operational excellence

About you:
You will have plenty of experience operating Excavators (1.5T - 30T) within the civil construction industry - particularly in drainage and bulk earthworks 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
  • 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. By joining Downer, you have the opportunity to build lasting relationships to progress your career forward. We also offer:
  • Stable employment with an industry leader
  • Long term training and development opportunities
  • Full time (40 hours) guaranteed, with overtime available
  • Tools of trade including your uniform and safety gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts

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