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Earthworks Foreman
Waikato Waikato New Zealand
Full Time

About the business and the role

GAVINS Limited is a leading agricultural contracting, stockfeed, transport and earthworks business based at Gordonton near Hamilton. We are seeking an experienced earthworks foreman with an eye for detail to join our team. For the right candidate this role will provide challenge and opportunity across a wide variety of earthworks tasks.

Job tasks and responsibilities

This earthworks foreman role will involve operating a wide range of earthworks equipment including predominantly 14 tonne excavators although there will be opportunities and a requirement to operate a grader, roller, tractor drawn scoops, tractor drawn land levellers and truck and trailers at various times. The ideal candidate will have a role in supervising and training others working with them, in order to up-skill and get the best out of other team members. Assisting the operations manager with basic job pricing and job management will also form part of the role.

Skills and experience required

  • An operator to ideally have a clean Class 5 license with appropriate R, T and W endorsements.
  • Previous experience with on-farm drainage work, pond construction, farm race construction and site works.
  • Experience with laser levels.
  • Ability to communicate well with customers and other staff.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment at times as the team leader and also need to be comfortable working alone.
  • Ability to self-manage with accurate record and time keeping skills required.
  • Experience with pricing and job management would be an advantage.
  • A good understanding of the general servicing of machinery and a willingness to undertake basic servicing work as required.
  • Willingness to operate a range of machinery including tractor drawn scoops, land leveling blades, grader, roller, truck and trailer and tractors where required. Experience with operating these machines would be an advantage.
  • Must be willing and able to work extended hours when required during busy periods.
  • Must be punctual, reliable, flexible and committed to customer service.

What we offer

  • A company vehicle available
  • A progressive work environment with modern equipment.
  • Variety of work situations.
  • Remuneration based on experience.
  • Ongoing training where required.

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