• Give wings to your dreams!

  • Bring your passion and curious mind

  • Excellent Apprenticeship opportunity

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

Atlas Copco is a Swedish company. The Swedish human culture still runs through the veins of our 38,000 employees in more than 90 countries. It has a strong family feeling with a warm respect for every individual and we strive for strong diversity. We also invest heavily in our customers, in the environment, ... but first and foremost in our own people. In this way, we provide a stimulating environment in which you can develop your competencies daily. Moreover, our family work atmosphere gives you the flexibility to find an optimal balance between work and private life.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

Do you enjoy solving technical problems and explaining them to customers? Are you a self-starter who enjoys the independence of working autonomously in a variety of workplaces? We have the right opportunity for you! Your main responsibility will be to learn and assist the service team in routine service, fix breakdowns, identify faults, and perform major overhauls on our customer’s air compressors, on customers site as well as in the workshop.

As an apprentice service engineer.. you will go through a mix of block courses, online learning and fantastic hands-on training, you’ll learn alongside our highly experienced and qualified service team while getting exposure to all areas of the service engineering and compressor industry. The combination of hands on and theoretical work will all contributing toward a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 4) - Maintenance.

You’ll also gain exposure to site utilities including boilers and water treatment plants, and get to learn about planning work, shut down maintenance, and assist with troubleshooting and breakdowns – there’s plenty of variety here!

What you can expect from us -

  • A friendly, family-like atmosphere
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow and develop
  • A culture known for respectful interaction, ethical behavior and integrity
  • Access to global job opportunities, as part of the Atlas Copco Group
  • Great staff benefits!

About You


With your passion and curious mind.. for mechanics, you’ll work closely with our dedicated team, focusing on preventative maintenance and fault diagnostics. Throughout the apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to proactively maintain a huge variety of cutting-edge technology from pumps and valves through to multi-million dollar equipment.

What we expect of you -

  • Strong mechanical aptitude along with a desire to train to become a great trades person (an Atlas Copco service engineer)
  • Reliable with great self-management skills;
  • Positive attitude and curious mind;
  • A full, clean drivers licence is desirable as we are often on the road;
  • Intermediate PC skills;
  • A great communicator to interact with colleagues and customers


Ngā Hāora  

The standard hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day with start and finish times between 6am and 6pm.


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) – Maintenance Engineering

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 Maintenance Engineering strand will also be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of current and appropriate maintenance engineering techniques, technologies, strategies, and practices for their industry to monitor, inspect, maintain and repair facilities or plant and equipment ensuring reliability.
  • Read and interpret complex drawings and schematics to identify and remedy faults, and to contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement.