TBM Operator

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The Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture is seeking an experienced TBM 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. 

What you’ll get involved in: 

• Operate the TBM, ensuring daily maintenance and routine repairs are completed 

• Supporting the team with excavation and underground work on the tunnel (and physically assisting the grounds team where required) – not sure if it’s a hands on role, please check with the team. 

• Control speed, pressure, thrust of the TBM as well as the quality of the excavation 

• Measurements of data to help navigate underground (please confirm with TBM team) • Communicate equipment and tunneling status to shift operator at shift handover

• Monitoring the excavated material throughout the mining cycle to minimize the risk of over breaks 

• Manage ground conditioning to maintain an Earth Pressures during operations 

• Promote a safety culture within team and during operations 

The successful candidate will have: 

• Previous experience as a TBM operator on major tunneling projects 

• Must have background experience operating an EPB Tunnel Boring Machine 

• Extensive knowledge with guidance system such as VMT and with ring selection for various ring types (universal, up/down, etc.) 

• Able to perform independent assessment of the best parameters to be implemented for the specific ground conditions 

• Physically fit for underground, confined space and if required hyperbaric work 

• Ability to do shift work which includes nights and weekends 

• Knowledge and experience with mechanics and hydraulics (advantageous) to successfully monitor and analyse operating systems. 

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. 

Applications should be made online by clicking the APPLY button.

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

Central Interceptor

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