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Hydrovac Operators - Connell Contractors

Talent Attraction - Brian Perry Civil
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Hydrovac 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.

At Connell, we’re looking for the right people to produce the right results, working as Hydrovac Operators in our award-winning civil construction team on our brand new Hydro Excavation Truck. 


The two truck drivers / operators that we are looking for will be tasked with operating our new Hydro Excavation Truck across our sites throughout the North Island, largely on our work sites and predominantly in the civil and power sector.  The truck that you will be operating has just arrived from Australia, a 2021 Isuzu FYH 300-350 8x4 with an 8000L-2500 hydraulically driven vacuum excavation unit.  The role is responsible for driving our truck to and from site, performing hydro excavation operations, and the regular maintenance and upkeep of the unit, and given our hands-on approach at Connell there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in other aspects of our construction works.

You will have:

  • Proven experience operating excavation machinery and labouring on a construction site
  • A driver’s licence with class 4 endorsement
  • The ability to work with our high performing crew to achieve our company objectives
  • A willingness to travel
  • 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.


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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