Mechanical Plant Engineer - Manufacturing

Job title : Mechanical Plant Engineer - Manufacturing
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Kerry Rowland
Job reference : KR71745

My client are a growing, leader in artificial landscape solutions with an established manufacturing plant located in the industrial hub of Onehunga.

With a high demand for their manufactured products they are currently looking for an experienced Maintenance Plant Engineer to join their Team. The purpose of the role is to ensure machinery and equipment operate efficiently and reliably and to drive continuous improvement and automation processes.

You will be a self-motivated engineer with plant maintenance experience who can work autonomously.


  • Plan scheduled maintenance on machinery and equipment

  • Ensure equipment is available and reliable to optimise production

  • Initiate improvements in systems and processes, utilising your continuous improvement skill set

  • Engage external contractors as required

  • Provide detailed input into projects and project planning

  • Provide input into Improvements in Plant processes / procedures to achieve targeted results for Engineering by providing informative data when requested

  • Support Machine Operators to set machines and equipment to production targets

  • Conduct root cause analysis on break downs and recommend preventative action

  • Ensure H&S practices are followed and a safety first approach to any maintenance and repair activities

Your Skills:

  • Mechanical Trade qualification / Fitter & Turner

  • Experience in an industrial, manufacturing environment

  • Fork Hoist Certificate with current F endorsement

  • Electrical aptitude or practising license desirable

  • Current work rights for New Zealand, in country or with imminent arrival

This is a hands on, sole charge role reporting to a grounded, relatable Plant Supervisor and supported by Technicians and Operators. A good practical grasp of motors, gears and lighting drives is required with core hours 6am – 3pm, Mon – Fri with occasional overtime and weekend work required. On offer is a rewarding career role with a company actively involved with local community initiatives who look after their staff, many of who have tenures in excess of 10 years!

For more information contact Kerry on 09 951 50069 / 021 917 913, apply online or email your full and detailed CV to quoting Ref: KR71745