• Professional hands-on Engineering team
  • Seeking local applicants or those willing to relocate
  • Excellent career opportunity with large scale organisation

About the Employer

Alliance is the second biggest food processing company in NZ and has seven plants throughout the country. They have been supplying New Zealand’s finest grass-fed lamb, beef and venison for more than 70 years; their food is enjoyed in more than 65 countries around the world, from the rich tapestry of the United Kingdom to the intriguing and ancient wonders of Asia. You can read more about them here - https://www.alliance.co.nz/about-us/our-story/

About the Job

This opportunity is to work within the maintenance team that look after planned preventative maintenance at the Mataura plant. The team maintains, installs, and supports operations and operational equipment.

About you

We are open to either school leavers or those with some experience, the key here will be your attitude towards your work. This employer is looking for a motivated self-starter who is committed to work and a “do-er”.

You will have:

  • NCEA Level 2 Maths and English
  • A keen interest in engineering
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

If you enjoy working in a maintenance environment with a professional and hands-on engineering team, you’ll fit right in here.


Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will be fully qualified and have achieved a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4; 

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.