• Entry Level Role
  • Based in South Auckland
  • General Engineering and Machining Workshop

About the Company

This is a small family owned and operated general engineering and machine workshop based in South Auckland.  Lots of variety on offer and skilled, experienced mentors to help support you through your apprenticeship.

About the Role

This is an entry level role and to start with you'll be assisting the fabricator and in the machine shop, learning the basics, keeping things tidy and making sure everything is in working order.  You'll then move onto hands on as you gain competency.

About You

A Full Drivers licence is required as you'll be driving a work vehicle during work time. You'll also need to bring - 

  • NCEA Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Self-motivation to succeed and keen to learn
  • Mechanically minded, enjoy being hands-on and a desire to know how things work
  • Show initiative and have the ability to follow instructions
  • Health and Safety aware
  • Fit to work in an environment that requires some heavy lifting and on your feet 
  • Great work ethic and reliability

Hours

Standard hours are 40, Monday to Friday with overtime on offer when competent.

Qualification

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade, Level 4) with strand in General Engineering

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply relevant Health and Safety legislation and knowledge of the workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Produce and interpret engineering sketches and simple component drawings and/or specifications with knowledge of limits, fits and geometrical tolerancing used in engineering.
  • Apply knowledge of trade calculations and units of measurement to perform a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Apply knowledge of the composition and characteristics of engineering materials to select and optimise their use through job planning and sequencing tasks.
  • Determine available and appropriate manufacturing and engineering processes, tools and equipment, and an overview of alternative engineering process to suit a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Interpret basic engineering job operations, planning and sequencing for job costing and pricing, with consideration to efficiency and economical processing options.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices using problem-solving skills for fault finding and root cause analysis, to perform engineering tasks efficiently and effectively while working to specifications and industry standards.
  • Correctly use and maintain tools and equipment, monitoring their condition for safe and effective operation to ensure accuracy, minimise damage to work, and to prevent accidents.
  • Interpret knowledge of calibrating measuring equipment, and methods of non-destructive testing to carry out self-inspection of work.
  • Select and inspect simple lifting appliances and slings, to safely secure a load and carry out lifting procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of effective and efficient manufacturing models, the processes and principles, of quality systems, in the production of components and/or for the provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment, to deliver in full, on time and to specification.
  • Practice effective communication with awareness of other cultures and languages, to confirm and clarify instructions, communicate health and safety matters, and understand workplace documentation, within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Self-manage on-going learning, seeking advice or guidance when required while maintaining acceptable standards across the mechanical engineering industry.

Graduates of the General Engineering strand will also be able to:

  • Build, maintain, and repair a broad range of machinery and equipment using skills including fitting, machining, fabrication and welding, with knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.