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Heavy Machine Operators - Takitimu Mine

About Us

Bathurst Resources is New Zealand’s largest specialist coal company. We produce over 2.2 million tonnes of coal each year and proudly employ over 550 people. 

Our Takitimu Mine is located near the town of Nightcaps, 60km northwest of Invercargill and we are seeking motivated Heavy Machine Operators to be part of a growing team of friendly and professional people.

The Role

Integrated into the Mining Operation Crews, you will operate Heavy Mining Machinery including 200 - 20 tonne excavators, 40 & 100 tonne dump trucks and associated ancillary equipment including Dozers and Graders.

We are looking for Operators to work a Monday to Friday roster, some weekends as required, preference will be given to applicants with experience operating excavators in a civils or bulk earth moving capacity although limited experience would be considered for the right applicant.

Skills & Requirements

  • Experience operating heavy mobile machinery
  • Minimum 2-years’ experience in operating Excavators or class 5 licence
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and Responsible

Benefits & Culture

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Permanent position with job security
  • Large variety of work
  • An uncompromised commitment to H&S and Zero Harm
  • Ability and support to progress within the business

 How to apply

To apply for this role, please click the ‘APPLY’ button now, or email your resume and cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz.    

Please note successful candidates will be subject to preemployment medical, drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.