Equipment Operators

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Equipment Operators | Various New Zealand Locations
Various New Zealand Locations
Job Description

Our client is one of New Zealand's largest and most trusted recruitment companies, specialising in the supply of skilled staff. They are looking for Mobile Equipment Operators – e.g. excavators, dozers, front end loaders for jobs in Auckland and Hawkes Bay.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ability to work around utilities/services e.g. gas lines, water lines
  • Ability to complete trim work/detailed work
  • Applicants must convert overseas drivers licence and then obtain their WTR endorsements prior to commencing work in NZ. Will take a couple of weeks after arrival and at their own cost.  
  • You need to be prepared to convert overseas HGV license asap when you arrive in NZ. We need applicants that can convert overseas DL through the NZTA immediately. Please see the following countries that the applicant needs to have a valid HGV licence in: 
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belguim
    • Canada
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Luxenbourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
    • USA
Experience Required
  • At least 3 years’ experience and preference for a formal qualification. If no formal qualification, then we will consider how many years the applicant has. Equivalent to a class 2 NZ DL and ability to transfer this as soon as possible on arrival. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience on multiple machines including Excavators, Loaders, Rollers & Graders. Versatility is essential.
  • Applicants ideally need to have the equivalent to either Class 2 or Class 4 NZ Driver’s License (DL).
  • NZ Class 2 licence/equivalent is preferred otherwise capacity to WTR is limited to 18Tonne and therefore lower pay rates will only be able to be offered. 
What is in it for you

Depends on area/location and also experience ($30 - $35 starting contract rate typically) – but we will consider higher rates on a case-by-case basis depending on the applicants’ years of experience/formal qualifications/NZ experience (if any) 

Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

Additional Benefits
$30 - $35 starting contract rate typically
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