Excavator Operator
Hamilton East, NZ
1d ago

About Ventia

Ventia is one of New Zealand’s leading infrastructure services companies. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities.

We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.

Ventia are currently seeking to hire 2 Excavator Operators to join their Telco-construction team in Hamilton

This role will be responsible in carrying out earthworks, pavement, and construction work around the Telco network. The role would require operation of a range of excavators, HDD rigs, and other equipment and specialist plant.


  • 1 year minimum of proven work experience in trench / duct installation and / or, earthworks and road construction; STMS qualification an advantage.
  • Experience with a wide range of construction plant is required with specific practical knowledge of operation and maintenance of the excavators, loaders, dozers.
  • Demonstrate understanding of plans, drawings and specifications; Ability to set out minor works and assist on work for large projects;
  • Ability to implement and record quality requirements.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written English skills; Demonstrated ability with simple math functions.
  • Maintaining and demonstrating an up-to-date understanding of and compliance with Ventia quality, Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) systems, policies and procedures, including reporting of incidents, the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required;
  • Lead or participate in hazard identification and subsequent controls.

  • Demonstrated ability, willingness and commitment to be multi-skilled, up-skilled; continuously up-dates necessary skills and knowledge as required for the role.
  • Physically fit, as the job requires manual work, walking and bending
  • Minimum requirements are a valid Class 2 full driver’s licence with WTR endorsement or equivalent overseas licence.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undergo a medical including a drug and alcohol test as well as a police check.


    We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy.

    The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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