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Class 2 Driver & Operator

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Class 2 Driver & Operator

About Us

Grounds and Services Limited (GSL) is based in Hornby, Christchurch and has been providing landscape, grounds maintenance, civil construction and roading maintenance services for the past 25 years. We specialise in turf maintenance and earthwork construction, especially in wetland areas. Over the past three years we have completed several storm water basin projects for the Christchurch City Council and continue to have a heavy presence in this space. Our civil construction division have a highly experienced team that complete a wide scope of projects, from commercial concrete and asphalt car parks, kerb and channelling, roading, and the construction of footpaths, driveways and concrete structures.

GSL also offer a diverse range of services such as roadside mowing and chemical spraying, traffic management, high profile amenity maintenance, NOC roading maintenance and landscaping. GSL primarily operates in the Canterbury area, with existing grounds and roading maintenance contracts extending from the Kaikoura Coast in the North to the Waitaki River in the South and West to the Southern Alps. 

Our extensive range of plant and equipment is supplemented by our transportation fleet to get the resources to where they need to go. Our large, certified mechanical workshop ensures the fleet is regularly serviced and maintained.


The Opportunity

Business is booming with plenty of forward work in the pipeline. We are seeking Class 2 Drivers and Operators to join our civil construction team who take pride in their high standard of work, have the ability to gel with our team and be prepared to get stuck in and complete whatever tasks are required. You will enjoy being physically active during the day as the role is half driving and operating and half completing tasks on the ground.

As a Class 2 Driver and Operator you will operate a range of equipment such as tractors, loaders, excavators, light trucks and dozers as well as turf equipment such as hydroseeders and seed drills. There will also be other tasks such as roading repairs, traffic management and footpath construction. This is a varied role so you will be a ‘jack of all trades’ where no two days are the same. If you want to learn more skills this is the place to work.  

You will play an important part in our civil construction and roading maintenance teams and be passionate about your work that positively impacts the environment and the city you live in. Team and cultural fit are of as equal importance to your technical ability and experience. Our team pride themselves on being agile and flexible to consistently evolve as required and deliver the best outcomes to our clients.

What you’ll bring:

  • A Class 2 licence with W T R endorsements is essential

  • Experience using a variety of machinery within the civil, agricultural or landscape industries

  • Energetic and positive attitude with an enjoyment for physical work and the great outdoors

  • Respect for people, differing views and opinions, property, company plant and equipment

  • A passion for working in an environmentally sustainable workplace

  • Pride in ensuring all work undertaken is to the highest standard. 


In return, we will provide a safe working environment, full uniform including PPE and a culture that encourages development through training and teamwork. As a family-owned business we care about our team and are passionate about providing a healthy work/life balance for all employees. 

If you want to be part of our growing GSL family and you feel this role sounds like you, please apply by submitting a cover letter and your current CV by Friday 18 March 2022.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.  You will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, a background check and have a current Covid-19 vaccine passport.