• Genuine people-focussed culture
  • New state-of-the-art plant in Hamilton
  • Excellent training provided

About the Employer

Visy have an excellent culture where they recognise that their people make them stand out from the crowd and help them achieve their vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. They are a forward-thinking company, always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities and look for people who match this vision; seeing what’s ahead and running towards it. 

About The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an energetic individual who is enthusiastic to learn the skills of the trade alongside fully qualified maintenance engineers.

You will be based in the workshop, learning and working towards becoming a fully qualified tradesperson to National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4. This work will include carrying out repairs and maintenance on plant and equipment (steam boilers, air compressors) and light fabrication (guards, doors, barriers).

You will be trained to: 

  • Carry out routine repairs and maintenance on plant equipment
  • Attend to unplanned maintenance tasks, including breakdowns
  • Monitor equipment condition, diagnosis and fault finding
  • Develop maintenance procedures and related documentation
  • Follow and assist in managing safety systems
  • Assist in setting up and using the Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Attend classes as and when required and complete all training assignments accurately and on time

About You

Your toolbox of skills and experiences; you will have:

  • Previous maintenance or production work experience is preferred, but not essential
  • Full driver’s license (or working towards full licence)
  • Minimum of 3 years secondary education
  • NCEA level 2 in English and Maths (required)
  • NCEA level 2 in Science, Graphics and Technology (ideal)

This is an opportunity to grow and learn and to progress your career in a company experiencing strong growth. 


National Certification in Mechanical Engineering (Maintenance Engineering) Level 4

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 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 Maintenance Engineering strand will also be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of maintenance engineering strategies and practices to monitor, inspect, maintain and repair facilities or plant and equipment.