Civil Plant Operator Jobs

How to Enter

There are no specific entry requirements to work as a Civil Plant Operator as many roles provide on-the-job training, and some New Zealand companies offer formal in-house training on their systems, processes, and safety procedures. However, many employers do prefer candidates that have completed a qualification in plant or process operations. It’s also worth noting that gaining experience in specialist areas, such as geothermal energy or chemical manufacturing, will be hugely beneficial depending on the type of plant the job vacancy is for.


Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day job responsibilities of a Civil Plant Operator can include some or all of the following:

  • Monitoring facility and plant equipment
  • Recording equipment readings, such as pressure and temperature
  • Adjusting equipment to ensure safety and efficiency
  • Arranging maintenance and repairs of facility equipment



With lots of opportunities for learning and training, Civil Plant Operators can quickly move into supervisory or management positions. Alternatively, Civil Plant Operators can also progress into Panel Operators jobs given enough time.


Salary Range

50 – 70K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427