Mine Operator- Experienced Driller

30 Apr 2021

  • Join Macraes- NZ largest gold mine
  • Equipment Operator - experienced driller operating top-hole hammer and or med/large diameter blasthole rotary drills.
  • Great lifestyle roster: rotating day/night roster

The Open Pit Blast Crew are currently looking for a Mine Operator experienced in drilling, to join their team. Previous experience operating either a variety of top-hole hammer blasthole drill rigs or Sandvik D45KS rotary drills is required but attitude and a willingness to learn further are also important attributes!

The position available is working on a 2/3 roster pattern: 4 days on, 3 nights on, 4 days off; 3 days on, 4 nights on, 3 days off

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Operateeither a variety of top-hole hammer blasthole drill rigs or Sandvik D45KS rotary drills
  • Ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment at all times
  • Achieve agreed production and personal objectives
  • Carry out pre-start and post operational checks as required

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Hold a full, clean, current driver’s license and are confident driving a manual vehicle
  • Can communicate within a team environment
  • Minimum two years drilling experience
  • Have an interest in heavy machinery
  • Be a safety conscious individual committed to maintaining an excellent safety record­
  • Pass a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing­­

This is a great opportunity to further your career in mining or continue to share your skills to our unique and scenic place within a positive team.

About the company

OceanaGold Corporation is a mid-tier, multinational gold producer with assets in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States. On the North Island of New Zealand, the company operates the high-grade Waihi Gold Mine while on the South Island; the Company operates the country’s largest gold mine, the Macraes Goldfield.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviours that align with our values.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our website:www.careers.oceanagold.com

Applications close Sunday, 16 May 2021. Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Due to COVID 19 border restrictions in New Zealand we are unable to consider applicants outside of New Zealand who are not NZ citizens or permanent residents.


Work Type:
New Zealand
Macraes Operations
Date expires:
16 May 2021
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