Excavator Operator

We are looking for experienced Excavator Operators! If you enjoy a challenge, a variety of work and lots of time operating then this is the job for you!


  • Operating excavators ranging from 13-25 ton
  • Assisting in mechanical tree felling and dismantling
  • Mulching and Stump Grinding
  • Loading Trucks and Feeding NZ’s Largest High production chippers
  • Occasionally operating other plants
  • Running your own worksite (training provided)

What You Need

  • 2 years of experience with excavators
  • Minimum Full class 1 license, ideally class 2-4
  • Be a team player
  • Ability to travel (on occasion)
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Have a positive attitude and be a natural problem solver

Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company vehicle (work use only)
  • An awesome work environment where you are encouraged to own your site and have responsibility
  • Work on New Zealand’s most high-profile projects and really make a difference
  • Highly experienced and great work environment
  • Ongoing Training – both practical and unit standard
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Well-equipped modern machinery (best in the industry)
  • Discounted gym membership

The fine print

  • To be eligible for this position you must currently be living in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing, a medical and Ministry of Justice checks as a part of the recruitment process.

About Us

Treescape has been serving kiwis since 1981, and endeavour to lead the industry as Arboriculture specialists with branches across New Zealand and Australia. Treescape are full service, certified specialists in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and grounds maintenance. We are committed to providing the best health and safe work environment for employees. Our AS/NZS 4801 certification ensures that we work to the highest possible standard of health and safety. We work closely with Safe Work in Australia and WorkSafe in New Zealand for compliance, injury reporting, and other requirements. To know more about us click here.

Treescape is an accredited employer

Treescape is an accredited employer, which means that we can support visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa.  For more information, visit Immigration New Zealand. 

For more information on the position, please email careers@treescape.co.nz