Working In New Zealand

Working for us

OceanaGold Limited is experiencing phenomenal growth including exploration and development on the international stage. We are focused on continuous improvement and in turn provide a rewarding work environment for our employees. Our New Zealand operation has a successful track record of utilising latest technology and innovative solutions to achieve the desired results. A vision for expansion and further development signals great opportunities for those that wish to progress.

We provide opportunities across a wide range of vocations including:

  • Heavy mobile equipment operators – Open Cut & Underground
  • Technical services including Mine Engineers, Geologists, Surveyors
  • Maintenance Personnel including Heavy Diesel Fitters,Electricians & Fixed Plant Maintenance Fitters
  • Process/Chemical engineers and Process Operators
  • Exploration personnel including Geologists and Field Technicians
  • Health & Safety and Environmental specialists
  • Finance, IT, Procurement and Human Resources
  • Supervisory, Technical specialists and Management
  • Relevant work experience for university students


Why join our team?

At OceanaGold we have an ongoing commitment to optimise opportunities for all employees by investing in their training and development. We look for motivated individuals that are committed to making a positive contribution that enhances our workplaces, safety and productivity.

In return we offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Our Mind4Gold Talent Management Programme drives the facilitation of a positive working environment and promotes opportunities for technical and career training and development as well as developing future leaders within our organisation, making it a great place to advance your career.

Employee benefits include:

  • Employer contribution to KiwiSaver
  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Bus service


Enjoying the lifestyle

Our operations are predominantly residential providing our employees the opportunity to live in a range of locations including rural areas offering a real community lifestyle and excellent opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors or towns or cities offering access to excellent education, health, sporting and cultural facilities. Catering for the lifestyle you prefer the company offers free daily employee transport along the Otago Coast from Oamaru and from Dunedin to Macraes and from Greymouth and Reefton on the West Coast to the Globe Progress mine.

Those fortunate to live in the Otago and West Coast regions of the South Island of New Zealand reside in close proximity to fantastic ski fields, surf beaches, vineyards and lakes. Outside work there are an endless amount of recreational and cultural experiences to choose from including exploring the unique and varied landscape, enjoying hunting, fishing, white water rafting, tramping or attending international sporting events, concerts, art galleries and great shopping locations.

The following websites offer more information on living in New Zealand and in the Otago and West Coast regions: