Labourer / Plant Operator

Date:  12 May 2024

Thames, WKO, NZ, 3672

Company:  Ventia

Work with Ventia as a Labourer / Machine Operator for our Roading team based in Waikato!

You can be based in Thames, Whitianga, or Coromandel! 


If you are already working as a labourer or machine operator, this is an opportunity for you to enjoy 40 guaranteed hours per week for at least 4.5 years. This is secure work that is not dependent on the season or individual projects. There is also a great variety in your daily work locations and day-to-day activities. One day you might be working on a weather-related response, the next you might be cutting and spreading aggregate and all in different scenic outdoor locations around the Thames Coromandel road network. 


  • Help your community - Get involved in the storm clean-up
  • Strong safety culture and low traffic volumes
  • Career progression - We will pay for your training
  • 40 hours guaranteed in a secure job


The Thames Coromandel road network has relatively low volumes, and when you combine this with the strong health and safety culture that is promoted in Ventia, you can be confident that you are working in a safe environment. You will also be working alongside friendly, experienced and, supportive colleagues who will share their knowledge with you and support you in your training and career development.  



  • Wheels Tracks and Rollers Ticket
  • Class 1 DL and Class 2-6 
  • Previous experience in the infrastructure or construction industry
  • Previous experience operating relevant machinery - excavators etc. 


If this sounds like a role you would be interested in, apply online today.


You may also physically hand in your CV to our Thames office at 100 Burke Street and mention this advert.


Short-listed candidates must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.


This role is an exciting opportunity to get involved in work that has a direct impact on your local community. You can be proud to work with a team that maintains essential transport infrastructure that impacts the lives of your family, friends and neighbours. Ventia is the biggest Transport Infrastructure services organisation in Australia and New Zealand and there will be many opportunities for a high performer to direct their career path into other areas within the wider Transport business. The role is based in Whitianga but covers the greater Coromandel area.  If you enjoy working and travelling independently outdoors in beautiful locations with support and connection to a wider team, this role is for you. No experience is necessary, just a great work ethic and a positive attitude. 



Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Māori and Pasifika people, LGBTTQIA+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.


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