• Must have Engineering experience
  • Great job for a Drury local
  • Huge forward workload

About the Employer

Drury Engineering is a well-established machining and jobbing shop based in Firth Street, Drury, South Auckland. Their workshop has a milling machine and manual lathes and mills.

No two days are the same and this small team enjoys a variety of clients and jobs including work for companies out at the Ardmore Airfield, Helicopter components, work for Warbird and vintage airplanes, right through to machining small production runs.

You can check out some of their work by clicking here

About the Job

The owner of Drury Engineering has been training an apprentice who is now in his second year and so he is now keen to take on another team member who is part way through their apprenticeship (2+ years).

This job includes learning both manual and CNC machining in the jobbing shop along with general workshop duties. 

The qualification you will work toward is the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 4) Machining strand which is a four-year training period. (further detail below)

About you

Experience is essential for this job. 

You will be:

  • Partway through your apprenticeship, but unable to continue due to employer circumstances outside your control
  • Self-motivated
  • Easy going by nature and be able to work within a small team
  • With a good eye for detail
  • Ultimately keen to learn and improve

And have:

  • An outstanding work ethic and reliability
  • Current drivers’ licence

Hours of work

This small team currently work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Qualification details    

Please note, this employer is looking for someone who is already part way through their apprenticeship. Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 4) machining strand qualification will be able to:

  • Plan, sequence, and machine complex engineering components to a high degree of tolerance and finish, using current and relevant machining technologies and techniques.
  • 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 mechanical engineering environment.
  • Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate materials, processes, tools and equipment for the mechanical engineering task being undertaken.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices, and problem-solving skills, to perform engineering tasks to industry standards.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems, to the production of components and/or provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Practice effective communication within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the mechanical engineering field.
  • Graduates of the Machining strand will also be able to: