Experienced Excavator Operator


Civil Construction takes great pride in delivering high quality civil works, earthworks, drainage, roading and general contracting solutions to the South Island construction industry.

Our success is built from long-standing morals and ethics, with CCL obtaining respect and repeat business for our honesty, skills and innovation. Our business is growing and needs people who can grow with us to provide our clients with 100% customer satisfaction time and time again.

CCL invests in you personally, offering a variety of training and personal career development opportunities. We recognise our team as our biggest asset and invest accordingly.

About the Role

Due to ongoing growth with operators moving up into management positions, we are seeking an operator who has experience with heavy machinery – in particular 20tn excavators. Experience on a rubber-tyred machine would be an advantage. Upcoming work may be a mixture of: Civil works, Earthworks, retaining walls, drainage and general site works.

Head office is based in Queenstown however work is spread across the Central Otago and Southern Lakes district.

This role will allow you to prove yourself and will give you the opportunity to continually upskill so that you will be rewarded both financially and with career advancement


  • Competent in operating and driving heavy machinery, minimum 5 years experience.
  • Willing  to perform labouring duties as required
  • Current Full class 1 license, classes 2,4 and WTR endorsements advantageous.
  • Your own transport
  • Candidate must work well autonomously or in small and large crews, good morals/ethics, time management, planning skills and committed to safety on site.
  • A mechanical aptitude

Benefits and perks

In return for your commitment, you will be working for a company that looks after its employees:

  • The opportunity to upskill and progress through the ranks
  • Work in a culture of established vision and values
  • Work on exciting and challenging projects in some beautiful locations
  • Health Insurance offered after 9 months, profit share after 5 years, financial checks and advice
  • Competitive remuneration based on experience
  • Ongoing career development through company paid training.


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Must also pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.


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