Directional Drillers and locators


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Construction & architecture, Trades & services

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Full time

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We are seeking an experienced Directional Drill Operators and/or Locators to work on projects nationwide. You will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of your drilling team ensuring that safety, quality, and production objectives are achieved.
Directional Drill Operators and Locators

Locators and drillers from $25plus per hour depending on experience.
Connect 8 is also currently offering NZQA Level 4 Pipe laying apprenticeships to go with the above mentioned positions so if you are keen to get a trade behind you in trench and trenchless pipe laying, water reticualtion, PE pipe welding then click Apply now.

Over night Allowance paid $40 per night away from our Auckland base. (tax Free)

Connect8 Ltd is a joint venture between two of Australasia's largest telecommunications providers, and has a substantial forward work stream encompassing design, project management and construction of fibre optic networks and related telecommunications infrastructure throughout New Zealand. We are currently expanding outside of core markets, with strategic plans to increase our telecommunications presence while diversifying into other infrastructure services. 

We live to our Company Values of Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Team.

Key Responsibilities• Ensure all aspects of the site and work to be completed is consistent with the agreed Project Safety Plan. • Read and understand all build and service plans• Maintain daily site records and report any issues• Ensure all site resources (labour, machinery, materials) are effectively utilized • Locate all utility services and obstructions prior to work commencing.• Decide on mud mixtures and reamer types• Operate Digitrak F2 and F5 Tracking System• Operate trucks, excavators and drills as required

• Drug Free• Committed to safe work practices• Current valid Class 2 Licence • Experience drilling in various ground conditions( rock, river run and clay)• Experience reading plans and locating services including Teleco, Power, Gas, Water & Sewer Lines• Sound knowledge of Telco, Power and Water network installations• Attention to detail and pride in your work• Sound verbal and written skills

• Modern Fleet of 6 Vermeer Drills• Competitive hourly rate and travel allowance• Additional Kiwi Saver contribution (to match yours) • Access to Marram Trust holiday / medical program• Family oriented culture experiencing huge growth phase

Connect 8 offers suitable candidates•An excellent work environment (Nationwide)•Competitive remuneration package•40-50 hours per week•Opportunities for a permanent position •Consistent ongoing training •chance to start an apprenticeship in NZ Certificate infrastructure trades pipe installation.

If you are up to the challenge and want to join a motivated team, then apply now

How to apply if you are astute – know how pipe installation works, are agile – dedicated to meet the expectations, learn quickly and open to change …. then we want to hear from you!

Click Apply now

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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Connect 8 Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand

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