Landfill Operator

About us

Waste Management NZ Limited is New Zealand's leading resource recovery, recycling, and waste management provider. We’re committed to safeguarding our beautiful environment through sustainable management of our valuable resources. Put simply, sustainability is what we do.

About The Role

We have an opportunity for experienced Heavy Plant Operator to join our team based at Kate Valley Landfill, slightly north of Amberley.

In this role you will be responsible for driving and operating company vehicles and or Earthmoving equipment.

Key Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Controlling the placement of waste.
  • Excavate, load, transport soil, gravel, and other materials to compact and/or cover waste in accordance with company/contractual requirements and applicable regulations.
  • Informing and assisting drivers and/or members of the public of proper placement for dumping loads to ensure most effective spreading or compacting of waste or other materials.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Class 1 or Class 2 Licenses (NZ)
  • WTR Licences (wheels/tracks/rollers)
  • Relevant experience in operating earthmoving equipment, such as, but not limited to compactors, excavators, dump trucks and bulldozers
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Excellent work ethics and time management skills

How to apply

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Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. 

WM is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces. 

You must be in New Zealand and hold a current work visa / residency or NZ citizenship.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ITAO313902

Location: Rangiora

Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023