WTR Operator Positions - Permanent - New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking WTR Operators for roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Role requirements:

  • NZ Class 2 licence ideal otherwise capacity to WTR is limited to 18T and lower pay would be offered.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience on multiple machines including Excavators, Diggers, Bulldozers and Graders

  • WTR Operators will be expected to get involved in other aspects of work, not just operating machinery. You MUST be prepared to labour as well. E.g. digging holes, operating vac trucks, unloading and loading. Some roles for example require 50% operating and 50% labouring. 

  • A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process. 

  • Starting rate for licensed WTR Operators in New Zealand is $20 - 23 NZD per hour and will increase according to skills, experience and qualifications. 


Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, insurance, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand