• Great opportunity to learn and grow 
  • Great supportive team 
  • Modern work environment 

Looking for an opportunity to use your mechanical aptitude and gain a career?  

Apply now - we have several opportunities for mechanically minded people 

About the Company 

Mō Te Kaitukumahi  

APL have an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual to join the Tool Room and Fabrication teams within APL Manufacturing.  

We are searching for the right person who is ready to grow with a Kiwi owned company, who proudly possess a real family culture. 

About the Job 

Machinists make metal parts using a range of traditional methods and high-tech equipment. Machinists are able to manufacture precision componentry by engineering various materials using a wide range of machining and hand processes; in both large and small volumes. 

APL have several opportunities for mechanically minded people who are eager to learn.  

If you are interested in learning how to operate a press, drop saw, mitre saw, drop saw  and operate a die casting machine. 

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

This entry level job gives you the opportunity to find your way into fabrication, CNC operating, tool making or maintenance positions within this large organisation. 

About You 


Ideally, you will:  

  • Have NCEA 2 English and Maths  
  • Have excellent communication skills  
  • Be reliable and motivated to learn  
  • Have a great attitude toward your work  
  • Have an excellent awareness of health and safety  


Ngā Hāora  

The hours of work are during shifts, with approximately 40-50 hours per week spread over five days, Monday to Friday, with varying start and finish times. 


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) with strands in Fitting and Machining, General Engineering, Machining, Maintenance Engineering and Toolmaking, Level 4. 

All graduates of this NZ Certificate will be able to: 

  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation and workplace safety culture 
  • Interpret drawings and specifications and use the appropriate materials, processes, tools and equipment for the task  
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering tasks to industry standards 
  • Use effective and efficient processes, principles and quality systems to produce components and provide services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment  
  • Communicate effectively within a team and the wider workplace  
  • Recognise the limits of their own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the mechanical engineering field.