• Great small team environment
  • Variety of projects and learning
  • Pre-trade qualification an advantage

About the Employer

Hibiscus Sheetmetals Ltd is a Silverdale sheet metal fabricating company that has been operating for over 20 years. They have a dedicated team who produce quality products in the Architectural, Marine, Industrial and Domestic fields using Aluminium, Stainless Steel, and Copper.

You can find out more about the type of work they do by clicking here 

About the job

The work is varied here, and you will enjoy working on a range of projects. You could be fabricating anything from flashings to handrails, aluminium boat hulls and you will also be welding. Materials used include aluminium, stainless steel and copper.

About you

We are looking for someone with an excellent attitude toward their work and who is keen to complete a four-year apprenticeship, earning while they learn.

To succeed in this role, you will:

  • Have NCEA Level two Maths and English
  • Completed a Pre-trade qualification
  • Be self-motivated, reliable and punctual
  • Competent with MIG and/or TIG
  • Able to take direction well and work with little supervision
  • Good thinker and able to follow a process well
  • Be able to read and understand working drawings
  • Be very accurate with attention to detail and a high level of finish
  • NZ Driver’s Licence

Hours of work

The team work between 7am to 3.30pm Monday through to Friday.


NZ Apprenticeship in Engineering Fabrication (Light)

  •  Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
  •  Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  •  Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, processes, tools, and equipment for the task being undertaken.
  •  Apply relevant knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards.
  • Apply knowledge of welding to safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems to the fabrication of components and/or provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Practice effective communication within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace.
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the engineering fabrication field.
  • Produce a range of light fabricated products such as ducting, architectural fixtures, and balustrading from light gauge sheet, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques