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Heavy Machine Operators - Stockton Mine

About Us

Bathurst Resources Ltd currently operates Stockton Opencast Mine which is located close to the coast on a plateau in the Buller coalfield, 35 km north of Westport. This is one of New Zealand’s largest mines with a long history of coal production and produces high value coal for export to the world’s leading steel makers.

To Strengthen our Mining Operations Team, we are filling several positions of:

Mining Operators (Full Time or Casual)

Reporting to a Mining Supervisor within a rostered crew, you will operate a range of mobile heavy equipment and vehicles. You will effectively operate this equipment by ensuring safe work practices are maintained, machinery is well looked after, and pre-start reports are provided as required.


  • Rosters: 7-on-7-off (10 hours) or 5/2 Mon-Thu (10 hours)
  • Casual to cover for Leave on a “if-and-when-required” basis.

Skills and experience required to be successful in these roles:

  • Experience in operating one or more of the following pieces of equipment – Trucks, excavators, dozers (777, 1900, Dozers).
  • Exposure to civil and or mining earthworks in a busy environment.
  • A safety focus and ‘can do’ attitude.

To apply:

If you are looking for a new opportunity within a hardworking and supportive team then please send your resume to careers@bathurst.co.nz with reference “Stockton Mining Operator” and indicate if you are interested in the full-time or casual role.

All applicants will be required to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment and Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa to be considered for this position.