Specialist Operator: Grader Operator

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Taupo
  • Job Reference:FCH/26897
  • Closing Date:28 Mar 2023


Higgins is one of the leading Roading and Civil Infrastructure companies in New Zealand and we are busy!

The Opportunity
The Higgins Green Team in Taupo have an opportunity for an experienced Grader Operator to join their supportive and passionate team. 

As the Grader Operator you will be operating a machine control GPS Grader along with undertaking general tasks onsite. We need someone who is pro-active, and safety focused as you will be key in enabling our Teams to deliver on what we do best – roading and infrastructure.

Reporting to our Depot Manager, you’ll be licensed, pro-active and safety focused as you will be key in enabling our Teams to deliver on what we do best – roading and infrastructure.

We are offering not just a job but a stepping-stone towards your ongoing career development alongside the support of a company that knows how important our Teams are.

If you are looking for the next step in your career, then now is the time to take action! This is what we think you will need to be successful in this role:
  • Roading and construction experience including knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in road construction and maintenance 
  • Appropriate licenses (Class 2, WTR) 
  • Ideally experience as a Grader Operator
  • Strong focus on health and safety not only for yourself, your colleagues but also the public
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and the ability to think for yourself
  • A high level of physical fitness due to the physical nature of the roles
  • Be reliable, honest and a flexible team player

About Higgins
Higgins are a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path building tomorrows New Zealand with people at the heart of what we do every day.    

As part of the wider Fletcher Construction Group, we offer an Employee Welfare Fund, Share Scheme and an Employee Education Fund to help you and your family reach educational aspirations. A career with Higgins can lead to opportunities for career development in the wider Fletcher Building business.

Higgins Contractors are committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to commencement of employment.

Building better roads for safer journeys – He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga.

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.