• Are you ambitious? If so, you will fit in really well here
  • Entry level role
  • Generations of industry experience on offer

 About the Company

VIP Structural Steel is a well established, locally owned and operated business. They specialise in the design, supply, fabrication and erection of structural steel for some very impressive and large scale commercial and residential projects. 

 About The Opportunity

They are looking for another entry-level engineer with every possibility that the right candidate will be signed up into an apprenticeship. The company has grown fast in the last few years so is a great place if you aspire to progress in your career.

 Being an entry-level opportunity, you will start by doing labouring-type jobs within the workshop like sweeping, punching plates, stacking steel and then move into light fabrication and welding.

 About You

We are looking for a switched-on and motivated person with excellent awareness of health and safety. If you have done a pre-trade course, this will be viewed positively. Punctuality, a willingness to learn and being able to fit in with the team is vital.

 You will need to be - 

  • Practical
  • Patient and accurate
  • Good at making calculations and working out formulas
  • Able to follow instructions.

Ideally, you have:

  • High school graduate or equivalent at least
  • A relevant pre-trade will be viewed positively
  • Good maths skills - NCEA Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Regular attendance is required along with a willingness to learn and a positive attitude
  • Be a team-player
  • A restricted or full licence and your own transport are required


New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade, Level 4) with strand in Steel Construction

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.