Utility Operator - WNH Mine Site


Waikato North Head’s primary purpose is to mine and produce primary concentrate which is then transported in slurry form to New Zealand Steel’s Mill at Glenbrook. Located at the mouth of the Waikato River at Otaua, Southwest of Glenbrook, Waikato North Head mine site’s ironsand deposit is one of the richest deposits along the coastal regions of the North Island’s West Coast. 

About the role

This position is critical to ensure that operations are provided with cover across the two functional areas (mining and the plant) due to leave, absences or training. With your flexibility and adaptability, you may be undertaking anything from running and operating the concentration plant, operating mining equipment or managing the tailings operation.

About the person

  • Proven operational experience within mining, quarrying or earthmoving equipment operations ideal but not essential. 

  • A clean Full Class 2 drivers licence at a minimum is essential.

  • WRT advantageous but not essential.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Self motivated, positive can-do attitude and can demonstrate high levels of initiative.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Proven good attendance and employment history.

This is a great opportunity for the right person who wants to develop their skills in all areas.

NZ Steel encourages and supports a safe working environment so you must be physically fit and willing to commit to our health & safety standards. You need be able to commit to a 24 /7 shift roster across the different areas.

Being part of the BlueScope brand makes us a strong and successful global company offering connections throughout the world, and providing access to resources and tools from the wider business. We believe our people are our strength, and embrace diversity and inclusion as we aim to have the right people in the right roles to move us into the future.

If you enjoy working with people who are practical, put your safety first, and care about the communities in which they work, then New Zealand Steel is the place for you.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 6441

Location: Waikato North Head

Closing Date: Friday, 29 June 2018