Michael van de Pas

Connell Contractors

Right People, Right Result

We are looking for operators currently based in Palmerston North area and who are willing to travel to our jobs sites within but also outside of the Palmerston North area, including Taranaki and Wellington.

Are you a self-starter with a steady hand? Can you
operate machinery with the same competence used
to manage your day? Do you have high standards,
achieved through attention to detail?

At Connell, we’re looking for the right people to produce the
right results, working as an Operator in our award-winning
civil construction team. An Operator is an important part
of our organisation. They work to the best of their ability
to implement tasks to our impeccably high standards –
displaying competency and accuracy to achieve quality

As an Operator, you will be tasked with operating heavy
machinery and using your in-depth knowledge of machinery
to implement and deliver best practice operation across our
varied sites.

You will have:
Proven experience operating excavation machinery and
labouring on a construction site
The ability to work with our high performing crew to
achieve our company objectives
A driver’s licence for the appropriate class and any
relevant endorsements
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. Due to the nature of our projects,
you will need to be willing to travel in and around the New Plymouth region.

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.

Connell are an award-winning, multi-disciplinary civil
construction company. Our offices are based across the
North Island: Auckland, Taranaki, and our head office in the
mighty Waikato.

You know when you join our team, you’re joining a culture
that delivers. Our history spans 35 years, in an industry
where we’ve been operating as market leaders in deep and
large diameter pipeline installation, trenchless pipeline
rehabilitation, shoring and dewatering, marine work and
electrical and civil structures.

If you’re ready to turn the ignition on a career in Civil
Construction, apply now.  Apply directly at:


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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