Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
3d ago

Walter & Wild is a New Zealand Food Manufacturing company with a substantial portfolio of iconic brands including Hubbards, I Love Food Co.

Aunt Betty’s, Hansells, Vitafresh, Greggs, Alfa One, Movenpick (NZ and AU), Killinchy Gold, NZ Natural, Zilch and Chateau.

Our people are critical to our success.

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join our Engineering Team. You will be responsible for providing engineering skills necessary to enable the production team to achieve their daily production targets in accordance with health & safety and to quality system standards.

You will be also working actively on our bottling, bakery, steamed puddings, dairy, and powdered sugar lines.

The shift engineers will be central to the improvement of plant OEE and key responsibilities and accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to :

  • Ensure maintenance work is completed to plan and specifications, and all manufacturing standards are achieved.
  • Provide technical advice to Reliability Manager, Chief Engineer and Production Manager regarding plant machinery.
  • Minimise production down time through timely preventative maintenance and or effective remedial measures as required.
  • Complete asset inspection checks and jobs that ensure all reasonable steps are taken to maintain all equipment owned by the company.
  • Project work with line improvements and new business opportunities there will be several projects running at any given time.
  • Assistance or leadership of these projects will be available as the need arises.

    To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills, knowledge, and experience :

  • Tertiary qualified in quantitative field such as Engineering or NZCE qualification in fitting, turning, machining, mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in a complex manufacturing or food processing environment.
  • Experience in fitting, turning and pneumatics.
  • Adopt a one-team’ approach across the company.
  • Excellent mechanical skills.
  • Excellent at mentoring junior staff and willing to share knowledge to the greater engineering team.
  • Continuously seeks to improve systems and procedures balancing efficiency with a quality and safety focus and attention to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP Standards).
  • The Box Ticking Stuff :

  • Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand should apply for this role.
  • In line with company policy, applicants will be required to complete pre-employment drug testing and a Criminal Conviction Check.
  • Why Walter & Wild?

    Joining us means joining a global organisation with very exciting growth plans.

    With a fresh approach, we aspire to be the leading innovator, marketer and creators of food in NZ. Whilst our ambitions are big, we do not want to feel big.

    At Walter & Wild we believe in being fiercely independent and doing what we feel is right and sometimes that means taking the path less travelled.

    We celebrate and value what makes us different. Having a variety of people who are passionate, innovative, flexible and who know how to have fun is important to us.

    Basically, what we are trying to say is that Walter & Wild is an awesome place to work full of equally awesome people.

    Our Values are important to us. It is what makes us Walter & Wild. We are Kind, Loyal, Accountable, Brave, Challengers, and Playful.

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