General Engineering Apprenticeship

RR Fisher & Co Ltd
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General Engineering Apprenticeship

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

RR Fisher & Co Ltd commenced more than 60 years ago in Auckland, importing and supplying power transmission and materials handling products.  The company grew rapidly and went on to establish a manufacturing plant for a range of power transmission and materials handling equipment.  

RR Fisher are well known for their motorised drums, strong technical support and after sales service.  They are also known for their vibratory bowl feeders – the solution to providing a continous feed of parts required in any production machinery.


About the Opportunity            

Mō Te Huarahi  

As well as manufacturing a range of standard products, the company is geared to design and manufacture to customer specifications.  There is a modern workshop with CNC technology that ensures products of high quality manufactured to the latest International Standards.

There are unique product offerings and lots of interesting work and variety on offer in this General Engineering Apprenticeship. As part of that variety you will get to learn and be trained for -

  • Drilling & tapping holes
  • Cutting material using drop saws and band saws
  • Grinding, linishing mild steel (a sanding process to remove sharp edges) and stainless steel
  • Fabrication and welding - TIG, MIG, arch welding mild steel and SS
  • Fitting and assembly
  • Machining - manual lathes, CNC lathes and CNC milling machines


About You        


You’ll clearly need to enjoy variety for this apprenticeship, and you’ll need to bring –

  • A passion for all things engineering and have chosen this as your career path
  • Some engineering experience would be beneficial (such as a pre-trade) but not essential
  • NCEA Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Keen to learn
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Health & Safety aware and ability to follow instructions
  • Drivers Licence to get to work on time every day


Ngā Hāora  

The hours of work will be discussed with you at interview stage with RR Fisher. In general, the hours are 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) 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 outlifting 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 12, 2022
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering