Labourer/Plant Operator - Civil

  • Great supportive team environment
  • Can you work in a “No 2 days are the same environment”?
  • Long term career opportunities within the organisation

About Connetics

As a leading contractor in the electrical distribution industry in New Zealand we are committed to delivery quality focused contracting services to a range of clients nationwide.


Based in Christchurch and with depots in Wellington and Central Otago, we’re responsible for constructing and maintaining overhead and underground lines and equipment across these locations.  Providing such a critical service is no easy task, and we know that to be the best, our people need to be connected, safe, and involved. That makes your satisfaction our top priority.


About the Role

We are seeking Civil Labourer's/Plant Operators to join our team.  You will be involved in the trenching and small excavations around joint pits and installation of electrical utilities, including the installation of ducting.  This may include earth bank installation.  You will be a key player in the event of emergency fault work with the need of excavations to facilitate emergency repair work of our jointing teams.

This will include operating plant such as excavators, loaders, trench compactors as well as Class 2 and Class 4 vehicles.

Manual labour will form about 70% of this role, which will include digging, hauling cable, carrying and lifting.

About You

  • Physically fit, with a can-do, team focused attitude
  • Relevant experience working in a similar civil environment
  • Experience in reading and interpreting plans is an advantage
  • Current and valid Class 1 Driver’s Licence (minimum), Class 2 is preferable
  • You will have a strong approach to Health & Safety

About Our Benefits

  • Develop your career with us.  We provide and pay for all the training and licences you need to do your job (first aid, traffic management, electrical safety, heavy traffic licences etc.
  • Modern well-maintained fleet of vehicles & plant, including latest tools & equipment
  • Competitive hourly rate, penal rates allowances & travel time
  • Opportunities to earn overtime at the rate of T1.5 and T2
  • Long Service Benefits
  • Wellness initiatives – including flu vaccinations
  • Access to discounted medical insurance


Pre-Employment Tests | Medical & Ministry of Justice

Connetics require all successful applicants to complete a Pre-Employment medical test, which includes a Drug and Alcohol test and a pre-employment Ministry of Justice check

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ENAI27612

Location: Canterbury Region

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 June 2022