• 4 Roles available
  • Outstanding Company Culture on offer
  • Vast array of variety in these roles

 About the Employer

Aimecs Engineering is 100% Kiwi owned and was established in 1987 to provide fast and innovative solutions to the marine industry. Since then, the company has developed a proven track record for completing complex projects across a range of difficult environments.

Their staff come from diverse backgrounds: marine engineers, surveyors, QA, project management, civil engineering, industrial maintenance. The commitment to quality and efficiency has grown the company into the multi-service engineering company it is today.

Services offered include ship repair, structural and infrastructural steel fabrication, site welding, plant maintenance and shutdowns, civil steel works, rails welding, machining, heavy machinery repairs and upgrades. Throughout the industry, Aimecs Engineering has a reputation for safely completing complex jobs in difficult environments to customers’ satisfaction.

The Company culture is inclusive, there are highly experience managers, regular updates and staff gatherings,  once a month beer shouts and Table Tennis competitions. 


 About the Opportunity

This is an entry level opportunity where you will get a huge variety of tasks both in the workshop that are across all aspects of general engineering and out on site assisting with installations. 

To start with you’ll be partnered with a highly skilled and qualified buddy and be in a team of up to 8 staff.  You’ll shadow your buddy to understand what’s involved and get initial experience. The company operates an “Internal Passport” as part of their training which gets signed off as you travel through the apprenticeship and become competent in a task or skill. 

Aimecs also holds additional training sessions you can attend – these are hands-on sessions with a top notch trainer.

About You

It goes without saying that you will need to bring your enthusiasm for learning, being hands-on and desire to complete an apprenticeship. You will also need to bring –

  • NCEA Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Comfortable being hand-on
  • Health & Safety aware
  • Good attention to detail and a desire to do things right the first time
  • Practical, inquisitive – always wanting to know how things work
  • A good team player
  • Great worth ethic – always on time and willing to learn, learn, learn

 A drivers licence is preferable but not required to start with and the company is on a good bus route for getting to work.


Standard hours are 7.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday


New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade, Level 4) with strand in General 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 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.