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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 interested in this position, please email your CV including a cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz

Bathurst Resources/BT Mining is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our team. Accordingly, applicants for this role will be asked to participate in a number of pre-employment checks. You will also be required to pass an alcohol and drug screening test, complete a satisfactory medical examination, and authorise us to complete a criminal history check. We may also require you to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in New Zealand.