Excavator Operator

Experienced Excavator Operator required to work on The Central Interceptor, involving Large scale surface establishment, shaft sinking and deep tunnelling works.
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The Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture is seeking experienced Plant Operators (Machine/Digger Operator) to join the team on the Central Interceptor Project. 

The Central Interceptor is a wastewater tunnel that will run between the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant and Grey Lynn. The main tunnel will run underground for 14.7 kilometres and will be at a depth of between 15 and 110 metres. It will cross the Manukau Harbour at about 15 metres below the seabed. Along the route it will connect to the existing wastewater network, which will divert flows and overflows into the tunnel to reduce overflows.

Reporting to the Supervisor you will operate a range of excavators and assist with the day to day construction activities for the Central Interceptor Project. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Operate construction plant safety 
  • Perform day-to-day construction activities; civil / structures / underground works 
  • Ensure the site is always in a safe and tidy condition and wastage is minimised 
  • Check that duties are completed efficiently in order to meet or exceed requirements 
  • Keeping the Supervisor / Leading Hand informed of construction status/challenges/safety issues 
  • Assist with other construction activities on site as required 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • 1-2 years of machine operating experience 
  • WTR endorsement on your NZ drivers license 
  • Class 2, 3, 4 full license preferred 
  • Experience working on civil infrastructure projects 
  • Positive and pro-active approach toward teamwork 
  • Good communication skills and ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Safety aware 
  • Ability to work under pressure, determine priorities and follow instructions 
  • Construct Safe Level 1 is ideal but not essential - we will provide this training! 

The Central Interceptor is the largest wastewater tunnel in New Zealand. It is 13km long, 4.5m in width and height and it will be constructed between Western Springs and the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant – by us! 

If you are looking to make a positive impact, be part of a legacy project that has wide reaching benefits for Auckland and the community then we want to hear from you.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Central Interceptor

90 Prospect Terrace
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