Engineering Maintenance Technician
Nelson, New Zealand
1d ago

About Us

Sealord is a global seafood enterprise with a world-wide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord retains its home base in New Zealand and has led the seafood industry in the careful and sustainable management of fish and seafood resources.

Our global catch is approximately 115,000 tonnes and we export over 90% of our New Zealand product to more than 40 countries.

Sealord Fishing operates a number of fishing vessels and land based operations including major onshore processing plants in Nelson.

The Role

The Maintenance Technicians are key within the Shore Engineering team which services our Nelson processing site. The team of Maintenance Technicians work on a 40 hour roster covering Monday to Sunday and this role will work 4 x 10 hour shifts.

A copy of the roster is available on request to careers

This technical role will champion pro-active maintenance of plant equipment, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and Quality standards.

Who we are looking for

You will have a Trade qualification in either Mechanical Engineering or Fitting and Turning with a hands-on and proactive approach to maintenance of plant equipment and services in a food manufacturing environment.

Proven experience in the repair and maintenance of automated processing and packaging equipment is a must and you will have sound knowledge of fitting and light fabrication.

Experience in refrigeration would be particularly beneficial.

You will be required to have a strong commitment to Health & Safety with a working knowledge of HACCP food safety principles.

This role will also require you to have sound knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.

You will be comfortable working in a demanding environment, using your multitasking and prioritising abilities and adapting to new situations quickly.

You'll also need to have plenty of energy, a can do attitude and the desire to focus on problem-solving and working through ways to make process equipment and production situations more efficient.

What we are offering

Our people are the key to making us a successful New Zealand company operating in a global seafood market. At Sealord we invest in our employees with ongoing training and career development as well as succession planning and promotion from within.

We encourage an innovative, fun work environment and a positive culture. Along with receiving a competitive base salary, you will enjoy the benefits of working for a globally recognized company.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Visa.

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