Excavator Operator

Location: Blenheim, Marlborough
Job Type: Contract
Reference: 200173792_1596080809

We are seeking experienced Excavator/Digger Operators for several positions across various sites in Marlborough. Our clients require operators who are very experienced in this field as the work requires a high level of accuracy.

The roles are for Dam work and Road making for the viticulture sector, road construction for SH1, bridge work. These positions are to help with our clients due to increase in work load.

You will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate that you are able to manipulate the heavy equipment in a safe manner
  • Have the physical strength and stamina to stand strenuous and potentially technically challenging work environments
  • Be able to work well as part of a team, and have good decision-making skills.


Your time management skills will reflect your ability to complete the sections required in an efficient manner to enable the project to keep to the strict schedules.

Your problem-solving abilities will shine when you are able to troubleshoot mechanical or functional issues as they arise, to therefore reduce down-time on site.

As an operator you will be responsible for performing maintenance checks, implementing safety measures, notifying if any repairs or maintenance is required for the equipment.

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive rates relevant to experience. This will be discussed with the successful applicants.
  • This is a fixed term assignment
  • Weekly pay
  • We'll look after the paperwork so you'll get the holiday pay, sick pay and ACC cover you're entitled to.
  • We supply your basic PPE Kit Hi vis, Hard hat, gloves, glasses, wet weather gear and safety boots - so no need to buy the expensive safety gear before you get paid

What you need:

  • Reliable transport to get to the client yard
  • Great work ethic with attention to detail
  • Be fit and work ready as reliability is a must
  • Health and safety awareness to ensure you and your fellow workers are safe on site
  • Able to work long hours as this can be anywhere from 10-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts
  • Full class 2 with WTR NZ driver's licence
  • Please provide your C.V with relevant work experience and two work references to validate this experience
  • Pre employment drug screen, ACC and MOJ checks will be required

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