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Labourer - Stockton Mine

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 Mobile Plant Team, we are filling the position of


Reporting to the Mobile Plant Supervisor, this role is responsible for general labourer’s duties like painting, cleaning, stores duties, escorting visitors, machine operation, assisting tradespeople, and any other duties determined by your Supervisor in support of the Mobile Plant.

The roster for this position is on Day Shifts only (Mon-Fri) 10 hours per day.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A current driver’s licence
  • NCEA Level 1 English
  • Positive attitude, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience in the Heavy Industry preferred
  • A strong Health and Safety focus
  • Excellent attendance record.

While not operating or training on plant, Trainees will undertake relevant labouring activities.

To apply for this training and upskilling opportunity you must demonstrate:

  • A commitment to working safely
  • Willingness to following procedures and standards.
  • A proactive work ethic and
  • The ability to work a Roster including night shift.

If you have a genuine desire to be a competent Mining Operator, and you live in the Buller District, we want to hear from you!

How 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 be required to provide us with confirmation that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. 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.