Class 5 Truck and Trailer Driver


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Civil Construction

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Contract Type

Permanent / Full Time

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About the job

Taggart is family owned and has been operating in Canterbury since 1953 and is continually growing and diversifying into other areas. We are looking for Truck Drivers to complement our existing team of experienced drivers transporting materials, plant and equipment to and from various locations throughout Christchurch and Canterbury.


• New Zealand Drivers Licence (Full and Clean) – Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5;
• New Zealand Drivers Licence Endorsement – Wheels / Tracks / Rollers;
• Site Safe Passport; and
• First Aid Certificate.

In addition, we are looking for someone that has:

• Proven local and regional knowledge;
• Proven experience with operating truck and trailer units and / or articulated vehicles;
• Proven experience with spreading, tipping and jack-knifing;
• Ability to safely and competently operate truck/trailers in confined spaces and to load their vehicle;
• Significant short haul experience including tipper and trailer haul;
• Exposure to civil engineering/roading work, subdivisions pegs and working on soft ground;
• A positive, can do attitude;
• Ability to learn;
• Ability to work well in a team environment;
• Able to work effectively and efficiently for extended periods of time with limited supervision;
• Positive attitude towards work and working with others;
• Ability to make sound decisions;
• High personal standards of presentation; and
• Is Drug free (Pre-employment, reasonable cause, post-incident and random drug testing); and

You will be based in our Belfast Yard and required to operate both locally and regionally.
This position offers a competitive remuneration package and the ability to expand your knowledge base while working alongside a team of passionate and driven professionals. Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and appropriate New Zealand Driver Licences. If you are looking for a change, request a full Position Description or apply now submitting your CV to

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