• Established Hawke’s Bay engineering business
  • Fully equipped and modern workshop
  • Apprentice opportunity with progression on offer

About the Employer

Industrial Manufacturing Services Ltd is a privately owned Engineering company that started in 2004.  The company was formed to service a range of clients in the food, materials handling and processing industries.  Based in Onekawa Napier, the company has grown to its current size of 17 staff and has a strong focus in engineering excellence throughout Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand.

Their industry focus is in food and beverage processing plants, pipe services, production engineering, mineral processing plants, the building industry and the aviation industry (helicopter equipment).

Areas of expertise are in the following:

  • Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and Aluminium light to medium Fabrication
  • Pressure Pipe Welding
  • Certified Structural Welding
  • Sheet metal and plate folding
  • Design using Solidworks 3D drafting

 About the Opportunity

There is a fully equipped workshop with modern tooling and facilities along with service vehicles for field work.  The company strives to offer quality product and service to their clients and to uphold a strong reputation.  This is a company used to taking on apprentices and putting them through the required training and support to become fully competent and qualified.

To start you’ll learn machine operation, CNC machine operation, brake presses and profile cutters.  Then move on and start to work on fabrication alongside the experienced and qualified staff. 

This opportunity is for someone who is looking for a career and progression from being trade qualified to management in time.

About You

You’ll need to bring your mechanical aptitude, be driven, looking to make a long-term career in fabrication in Hawke’s Bay and have natural potential for all things team.  A very strong ethic towards compliance and Health & Safety are also required given the aviation industry requirements in this respect.

  • Strong attention to detail and quality control
  • Very Health & Safety aware and compliant
  • Regulation and compliance awareness
  • Desire to produce quality work at all times a must
  • Pre-trade desirable but not essential – those with workshop experience and/or welding experience will also be considered
  • Career goals and a team player with aspirations for management in the future
  • Drivers Licence – Full licence preferred but will consider those on Restricted who are motivated or scheduled to take their Full licence


Standard hours are 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.  Overtime is unlimited but generally not at weekends.


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

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.

Graduates of the Light Fabrication strand will also be able to:

 - Produce a range of light fabricated products such as ducting, architectural fixtures, and balustrading, and the manufacture and repair of plant and equipment in the food and marine industries, vessels and pipework, from light gauge sheet, sections, and process pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques.