Central Machine Hire is a diverse civil contracting, quarry, heavy transport and craneage business involved in a range of Central Otago subdivision, civil construction and earth moving projects.


The company operates a large range of transport and heavy civil machines using GPS Trimble technology. Current projects include Three Parks, along with residential subdivision projects in Wanaka, Hawea and Luggate.

February 2022



Central Machine Hire is a Wanaka based company specialising in:

  • Civil construction, contracting and subdivision projects

  • Transport and craneage

  • Quarrying

  • Heavy equipment and plant hire

Due to expansion we have the following new positions within our senior management team which would suit applications from people with experience in one or more of the above industries.



We are looking for a widely experienced manager to advance expansion of the Group and to help oversee all aspects of our operations. This position would suit someone with an extensive background in the contracting industry that is looking for a new challenge. The ability to relate well to staff and clients is a key
attribute for this role.


This position would suit a person with a civil engineering/quantity surveying and job costing background who can deliver our key projects.


Hands on practical and experienced manager who excels in delivering projects from start to completion. This position involves project administration/reporting and claims and health and safety management together with hands on field duties.


Great opportunity for very experienced machine operators to move into a wider role managing our project teams. Would suit applicants that enjoy the hands on side of things but wish to advance their career into running jobs from start to completion.


A new division serving the wide ranging civil plant needs of clients in the Central Otago region. This position will suit someone very well known and respected in the industry whom has an excellent knowledge of heavy construction equipment and its application together with our clients requirements.

If one of these positions sounds perfectly suited to you then email for a full job description for the applicable position.


Preliminary calls to discuss any of the above potions in confidence are also welcome. Allan Dippie 0274 334 128.

The following positions are also available:


  • Skilled Labourers
  • Experienced Grader Operator for a 140 Cat with full machine control. Must have final trim experience
  • Experienced Machine operators (Excavator, Scraper, Roller) 
  • Experienced Truck Drivers 
  • Experienced All Rounders for services installation 
  • Experienced Quarry Operators

Send your application to