Plumbing Team Leader

Job title : Plumbing Team Leader
Location : Auckland
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Jessa Escoto
Job reference : JE72057


As part of the Property Partners Group of Companies, ‘Build Modular’ is an ambitious and innovative company, aiming to become a leader in the design, manufacture, and delivery of offsite manufactured apartments within New Zealand. Our aim is to help solve New Zealand’s housing deficit, by using world-leading technology to enable off-site mass production of affordable family homes.

The purpose of this role is to establish and lead the Plumbing team for the Build Modular production facility in Wiri, South Auckland, which will produce finished modular apartments, ready to be installed and commissioned on-site. You will lead the in-factory plumbing installation component of the projects and ensure they run safely and efficiently through the production line of timber framed apartments units. These completed apartment modules are designed for manufacturing and assembled (DFMA) and meet all New Zealand Building Code requirements. You will get to work in a clean, well-managed progressive factory environment, with no call outs and have scheduled, structured hours.


  • Health & Safety is a priority in all aspects of this role

  • Manage and lead the team of plumbers within the OSM plant in Wiri

  • Work with the QA; Logistics and Purchasing Managers to coordinate supply of materials and ensure the plumbing components of the units are installed to code and exacting standards

  • Work closely with Carpentry and Electrical team leaders to ensure the flow of production through the factory is optimised to programme

  • Ability to read and understand shop drawings, solve problems, and mentor team to install to plans accurately

  • Be a hands-on mentor, working alongside your team to install all plumbing works including pre piping and fit off for fully installed kitchens and bathrooms within the completed apartment units to all NZ code requirements

  • Work closely with Auckland Council site inspectors to provide all required documentation and ensure we pass every inspection with ease


  • You will be a Certified / Registered Plumber with a current practicing licence and NZ Certified in plumbing and drain laying

  • At least ten years plumbing experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in new build, residential” market at scale

  • Commitment to H&S; quality and a passion for solving problems

  • Have led teams to produce high quality plumbing work

  • Ability to read technical details and solve problems as they arise

  • Excellent knowledge of G12 / 13 (water & foul water) standards

  • Excellent knowledge of AS / NZ3500 standards (plumbing and drainage)

  • Experience in working in an agile, dynamic environment in a team leader role, including working with cross-functional teams

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Create a culture of excellence through continuous improvement & achievement as these relate to people, the production process and agility

  • Accountability, Responsibility & Honesty is valued

  • You are passionate about continuous improvement

  • Be fun & enjoy teamwork

  • Engaging, enjoy your team & going to work

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For more information, contact Jessa Escoto on 021 736 571 or 09 359 7737, apply online or email your CV to, quoting Ref: JE72057