Fabrication Apprenticeship

ST Fabrication
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Fabrication Apprenticeship
  • Well established marine business
  • Entry level role
  • Based at their site in Stanmore Bay

About the employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

ST Fabrication are a well-established marine construction and maintenance company.

This growing division of the company, and this role, are based at their premises in Stanmore Bay, Whangaparoa.

About the opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

ST Fabrication are  currently seeking someone looking to get into the engineering industry, they are primarily a fabrication and welding shop.

The successful candidate will have a hunger to learn. If the candidate has the right attitude to work they will look to put them through a fabrication & welding apprenticeship.

About you


The successful applicant will -

  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Have basic knowledge of welding.
  • Have the ability to problem solve.
  • Be as comfortable out on site as in a workshop environment.
  • Take pride in their work.
  • Be able to use initiative.
  • Able to work flexible hours occasionally if required.
  • Experience with marine related components and structures is an advantage but not essential.
  • Have a minimum of a restricted licence and clean driver’s license.


Ngā Hāora  

Standard hours are 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) with strand in Light Fabrication

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply relevant Health and Safety legislation and knowledge of the workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Produce and interpret engineering sketches, simple component drawings, fabrication patterns for simple three-dimensional objects, and/or specifications for the engineering fabrication task being undertaken.
  • Apply knowledge of trade calculations and units of measurement to perform a range of engineering fabrication tasks.
  • Apply knowledge of the composition and characteristics, of engineering materials to select and optimise their use through job planning and sequencing tasks.
  • Determine available and appropriate manufacturing and engineering processes, tools and equipment, and demonstrate knowledge of alternative engineering processes to suit a range of engineering fabrication tasks.
  • Interpret knowledge of basic engineering job operations, planning and sequencing for job costing and pricing, with consideration to efficiency and economical processing options.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering fabrication principles and practices that include mistake proofing, and distortion control, by using problem-solving skills for fault finding and root cause analysis, to perform engineering tasks efficiently and effectively while working to specifications and industry standards.
  • Select and inspect simple lifting appliances and slings, to safely secure a load and carry out lifting procedures.
  • Correctly use and maintain engineering fabrication tools and equipment, monitoring their condition for safe and effective operation to ensure accuracy, minimise damage to work, and to prevent accidents.
  • Cut engineering fabrication materials using mechanical and thermal cutting equipment including manual and mechanised processes, applying knowledge of distortion control, to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Form and shape engineering fabrication materials using manual and mechanised processes, applying knowledge of distortion control and damage minimisation, to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Apply the welding processes of gas metal arc welding (GMAW), manual metal arc welding (MMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), in relevant welding positions, and applying distortion control methods, to safely weld steel and steel structures and other metals to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Apply knowledge of effective and efficient manufacturing models, the processes and principles of quality systems and how these are applied in the production of components and/or for the provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment, to deliver in full, on time and to specification.
  • Practise effective communication with awareness of other cultures and languages, to confirm and clarify instructions, communicate health and safety matters, and understand workplace documentation, within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace.
  • Self-manage on-going learning, seeking advice or guidance when required while maintaining acceptable standards across the engineering fabrication industry.

Graduates of the Light Fabrication strand will also be able to: -

  • Produce a range of light fabricated products such as ducting, architectural fixtures, and balustrading, and the manufacture and repair of plant and equipment in the food and marine industries, vessels and pipework, from light gauge sheet, sections, and process pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques.

Ready to apply?

Date Posted
April 29, 2022
Full time
On application