Heavy Fabrication Apprentice

Juno Engineering
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Heavy Fabrication Apprentice

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

Juno Engineering is a company established in 1985 operating across broad areas of industry namely, transport, waste care, mining and R&D.

Settled in Matamata we are part of a thriving local Engineering hub centrally situated between Tauranga, Hamilton and Rotorua.

Juno Engineering’s range of services covers nearly every aspect of general engineering. We like giving anything a go, enjoying tackling challenges as a team.

We’ve trained many apprentices over the years. You will work alongside a team of other apprentices (currently two others in training) and qualified tradies to help you along the way, giving you excellent hands-on training, support, and advice as you progress through your own apprenticeship.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

As an entry-level opportunity, you will start by working alongside a team member perfecting the basics of measuring, cutting steel, running a saw, punching plates, pressing, rolling plate, drilling, potentially lathe or mill work. Then moving into fabrication and welding as your skill and confidence progresses.

We work mainly with carbon steel but more increasingly with stainless steel, potentially some aluminium as well in the near future.

About You


We are looking for a candidate who can clearly see the benefits of an apprenticeship and will follow it through to completion. If you live locally (Matamata) that would be good.

There’s lots of variety on offer with this role, so if you’re punctual, reliable, keen to learn, you’ll fit right in with the team. If you have done a pre-trade course, even better.

  • Pre-trade qualification preferred but not essential
  • Good maths skills – Be comfortable with making calculations, using formulas and trigonometry
  • NCEA Level 2 is preferred, but not critical
  • A can-do attitude, willingness to learn and follow instructions – and turning up each day
  • An aptitude for working with tools
  • Physically Fit – you’ll be on your feet a lot
  • A Drivers Licence – Learner Licence is fine to start but you’ll need to be progressing to Restricted as soon as you are able
  • Living locally to Matamata will be beneficial


Ngā Hāora  

Standard hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm – with opportunity for overtime.

Hours of work will be discussed with you at interview stage.


Te Tohu  

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

Click here to view the full qualification details

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Date Posted
October 31, 2022
Full time
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