Excavator Operator
South Island

The key focus of this role is to operate our Hi-Rail excavator on the Kiwirail network performing vegetation maintenance duties.

The work will require travel throughout the South Island with the ability to stay away for periods at a time and flexibility to work weekends.

The successful applicant must demonstrate attention to detail and pride in their work as well as sound judgement, good decision making capabilities and the ability to work unsupervised.


The successful applicant will have:

  • The ability to work well with others
  • Full class 1 and 2 driver’s license
  • RTW license endorsements
  • Rail operating experience is an advantage
  • Rail operating qualifications are an advantage


Skills and Experience Required:

The successful applicant will ideally be an experienced machine operator and have worked in a  contracting based, roading or utilities environment.

Previous experience in operating machinery in a forestry/vegetation environment is an advantage but not absolutely necessary.



We operate in a drug and alcohol free environment. You will need to pass a pre-employment medical including a drug test to be able to work with us.

Please do not apply to this ad if you are not a current NZ resident or do not have a current legal permit to work in NZ.

If this role matches your skill set, let us know by completing an application form and sending this with your CV and a short cover letter to central@treescape.co.nz. Or, for more information on this vacancy phone Paul Fergusson on 027 477 7154.