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Earthmoving Machine Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Wakapana Oneone

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Earthmoving machine operators use digging machines (such as bulldozers, graders or hydraulic excavators) to remove, shape or level earth, rock and rubble.


Earthmoving machine operators who are new to the role usually earn

$17-$20 per hour

Earthmoving machine operators with more experience usually earn

$20-$32 per hour

Source: Trade Me Jobs; Seek, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as an earthmoving machine operator are good because many large roading and construction projects are underway.
A digger lifting a bucket of earth onto the back of a truck

A digger moving earth

Last updated 7 June 2017