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Excavator Operators - Connell Contractors

Talent Attraction - Brian Perry Civil
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Excavator Operator


At Connell, we’ve got the right people to achieve the right result.  

As award-winning civil contractors, we’ve built our reputation on doing the difficult jobs no one else can. Each project is an opportunity for us to grow as a company, and enhance the skills of our people. 

We’re a multi-award winning civil contracting firm, specialising in deep and large diameter pipelines, trenchless pipeline rehabilitation, sheet piling, dewatering, electrical and civil structures. 

We believe in relationships. Partnering with our team, our contractors, clients and the community. With the right people, we can deliver the right result. 

Here at Connell’s we’re not just market leaders, but a team of award-winning contractors providing civil construction solutions throughout New Zealand. We’re looking for the right person who can get us the right result as a Yard Person, based in our Hamilton office.

Are you a self-starter with a steady hand? Can you operate machinery with the same competence used to manage your day? Do you have high standards, achieved through attention to detail?

At Connell, we’re looking for the right people to produce the right results, working as an Operator in our award-winning civil construction team.  An Operator is an important part of our organisation.  They work to the best of their ability to implement tasks to our impeccably high standards – displaying competency and accuracy to achieve quality outcomes.


As an Operator, you will be tasked with operating heavy machinery and using your in-depth knowledge of machinery to implement and deliver best practice operation across our varied sites.

You will have:

  • Proven experience operating excavation machinery and labouring on a construction site
  • The ability to work with our high performing crew to achieve our company objectives
  • A driver’s licence for the appropriate class and any relevant endorsements
  • A commitment to all aspects of Health and Safety, Quality & Environmental compliance onsite

We are one team and we support each other. The successful candidate will be just as ready to take on alternative tasks or general labour duties to get the job done. Remuneration will be dependent on experience, track record and your ability to perform our key competencies.  Due to the nature of our projects, you will need to be willing to travel in and around the Waikato region.


Within this role, you will be required to conform to our company policies, including health and safety, quality and environmental. In return, we offer comprehensive on-the-job training to ensure you’re able to get the job done right.

In-line with our stringent health and safety standards, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a preemployment drug test.


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