Maintenance Engineer

Based in the North Shore our client is a leading food production company for a global food chain company.

Our client is a European based global convenience bakery that offers the perfect range of products and services for in-store bakery solutions for global food retail chain. They have achieved growth and success through the development of state-of-the-art bakeries, and by engaging innovative teams that combine their expertise in: culinary research and development, marketing, consumer insights, people safety, food safety, quality, engineering, logistics, procurement, and sustainability.

Purpose of this Role :
This multi functional fast paced role would require you to effectively manage Install, maintain and fault find all equipment on site at the production plant.

Job responsibilities

  • Assists in maintaining the facility and equipment in a safe and operational state of readiness at all times in order to meet daily production requirements
  • Carry out preventive maintenance program and effective breakdown repairs in a way that will minimize plant downtime
  • Be proactive in identifying problem areas before those problems manifest themselves
  • Able to assist in the implementation of new ideas and new equipment
  • Helps maintain the engineering department’s workshop and equipment on an ongoing basis and participates in housekeeping practices
  • Work in a safe and controlled way ensuring your own safety as well as the safety of others
  • Carry out your work in a way that promotes quality and food safety in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Participate in and encourage teamwork within the engineering team and other departments at Fresh Start
  • Participate in an effective handover between shifts
  • Assist in the development of other maintenance staff especially apprentices where applicable and to ensure that knowledge is shared.
  • To carry out such other tasks as may from time to time be required

What you'll need to succeed
  • You must have minimum 5 years of experience in related filed
  • Must be flexible for weekly roster and be able to work in day and night shifts
  • Having worked in a FMCG/Food or Pharmaceutical industry background would be ideal
  • Must be physically fit to work in a fast paced environment
  • Competent welder using TIG, MIG, Stick, Oxy Acetylene
  • Competent using Lathe & milling machines
  • Competent following Pneumatic & Hydraulic schematics
  • Be able to work at confined spaces and heights
  • Participate in open and fair communication within the engineering team and other teams
  • Carry out work using all safety procedures including Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Appropriate Trade Qualification (New Zealand or Equivalent).
  • Post Trade courses relevant to the Engineering trade.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety standards are always maintained
  • Must be an effective and clear communicator verbally and written
  • Must be a resident /citizen of New Zealand
  • Have your own reliable transport
  • Be able to provide 2 professional references
  • You MUST be currently living in New Zealand and be eligible to work full-time to apply for this position.

What you'll get in return

  • Full-time permanent job opportunity
  • Reporting directly to the Engineering manager
  • Be able to work during lock downs as their business is classed as an essential service
  • 6 monthly reviews and yearly appraisals depending on K.P.I's
  • Quick recruitment process
  • Great internal career opportunities

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Dornford @T: +64 (0) 9 8841540.


Job Type
Manufacturing & Production
Auckland CBD

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Dornford Goves, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Auckland
Level 12, HSBC Tower, 188 Quay Street

Telephone: 098841540

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