General Engineering Apprentice

MFI Engineering
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General Engineering Apprentice

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

MFI Engineering does unique work and they are looking for a candidate who is keen to step into a General Engineering Apprenticeship. You will be working with the Petrol Tanker Industry, primarily doing regular checks of operating valving and fuel dispensing systems.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

Initially you will be doing basic vehicle checks as you learn and watching what’s happening. There will be aluminum and steel welding, some lathe work, making components, adjusting and fitting components. In this job, you will receive in-depth training which will be signed off each step of the way.

You will work on fuel tankers and trailers. Work will involve general inspections, repairs and compliance work on tanks and fuel dispensary systems. You will be working with a small team situated in Hewlett’s Road Mount Maunganui.

About You          


What you will need for this entry level role –


  • NCEA level 2 in Maths and English
  • Excellent ability to follow instructions
  • Keen to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Dedication to your work
  • Driver's Licence preferred



Ngā Hāora  

Hours will be discussed with you at interview stage with the client. In general, the standard hours are 7.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday



Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level4) with strands in Fitting and Machining, General Engineering, Machining, Maintenance Engineering, Metal Forming, and Toolmaking

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 mechanical engineering environment.
  • Produce and interpret engineering sketches and simple component drawings and/or specifications with knowledge of limits, fits and geometrical tolerancing used in engineering.
  • Apply knowledge of trade calculations and units of measurement to perform a range of mechanical engineering 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 an overview of alternative engineering process to suit a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Interpret 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 principles and practices 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.
  • Correctly use and maintain tools and equipment, monitoring their condition for safe and effective operation to ensure accuracy, minimise damage to work, and to prevent accidents.
  • Interpret knowledge of calibrating measuring equipment, and methods of non-destructive testing to carry out self-inspection of work.
  • Select and inspect simple lifting appliances and slings, to safely secure a load and carry out lifting procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of effective and efficient manufacturing models, the processes and principles, of quality systems, in the production of components and/or for the provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment, to deliver in full, on time and to specification.
  • Practice effective communication with awareness of other cultures and languages, to confirm and clarify instructions, communicate health and safety matters, and understand workplace documentation, within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Self-manage on-going learning, seeking advice or guidance when required while maintaining acceptable standards across the mechanical engineering industry.

Graduates of the General Engineering strand will also be able to:

  • Build, maintain, and repair a broad range of machinery and equipment using skills including fitting, machining, fabrication and welding, with knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.

Ready to apply?

Date Posted
April 8, 2022
General Engineering
General Engineering
Mount Maunganui