• Rare opportunity in Gisborne
  • Excellent training toward a trade qualification
  • Long term career security

About the Employer

Juken are a values-driven company with Integrity and Sustainability being two of their core values. They have been heavily involved with the NZ forestry and wood-processing industries for the past 25 years – manufacturing advanced and innovative wood products from selectively planted, managed, and harvested Radiata Pine for local and export markets. They have four mills throughout the north island; Masterton, two in Kaitaia, and the mill where this job is, Gisborne.

About the job

Juken is looking for a new Maintenance Engineer apprentice to the engineering team at their Gisborne Mill site. This is a full-time role. You will gain on-the-job experience working on site as well as attending block courses. You will be fully supported by their Engineering Team in studying towards an NZ Trade Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4.

The job is all about assisting the Engineering Team Leader to ensure a safe, timely, and appropriate response to mechanical breakdowns and planned maintenance tasks of the mill equipment. and the appropriate recording and reporting of activities and corrective actions are taken to mitigate recurrences.

About you

If you have the following in your toolbox then we would like to hear from you;

  • NCEA Level 2 (ideally in Maths, Science, Technology and English)
  • Passion for the industry
  • A positive attitude with ambition, determination and a willingness to learn
  • Observant and mechanically minded
  • Strong commitment as well as the energy and the focus to study as required in order to gain the relevant qualification.
  • Reasonable strength and fitness
  • Confidence with IT, computers, technology
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good work habits/time management
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Strong eye for detail.

Hours of work

The Normal hours of work are 6 am to 2.30 pm. You will be buddied up with the leading hand and you will work a dayshift at this stage. Once you are trained, you may have an opportunity to work the night shift.

About the Qualification

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will be fully qualified and have achieved a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4; equipped with the skills to maintain and troubleshoot a wide range of semi and fully automated manufacturing equipment.

Graduates of this qualification 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.
  • Apply knowledge of maintenance engineering strategies and practices to monitor, inspect, maintain and repair facilities or plant and equipment.