Refrigeration Engineer

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Job description

About the opportunity:

Our client has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join their business servicing local and international clients. This could suit a Refrigeration Engineer with commissioning and PLC experience who wants to progress in the industry and travel. The base location is in beautiful Marlborough, and if this isn’t enough, the company offers a welcoming team environment and a ‘can do’ culture that celebrates success and rewards performance. Great incentives are offered to ensure you live more than comfortably.

Role description:

Working as a Refrigeration engineer you will be in the freeze dry department and be trained as a Freeze Dry Commissioning Engineer. This position will have you split your time between the Blenheim workshop (building the dryers and factory acceptance testing) and client sites around the world (commissioning new machines, servicing and fault finding existing machines). A strong professional manner is essential given this is a client facing position. This role will require you to be away from home for a few weeks at a time, but with a wider team and careful project planning, you will be based in Blenheim for most of the year.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Building, installing and commissioning the freeze dryers which includes all aspects of refrigeration, mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems
  • Extensive travel
  • Heavy involvement in the research and development of new machines
  • Improve existing systems and processes

This role will suit someone with the following background / experience / qualities:

  • Fully qualified refrigeration engineer
  • Practical background experience of engineering systems and disciplines
  • C02 experience would be an advantage
  • Strong skills in working autonomously on technically complex projects
  • Proficient in electrics, controls, PC applications, and information systems
  • Have high standards of quality and customer service
  • Strong communications skills, both verbally and written

About the company:

Our client has been proudly based in the heart of the Marlborough region for over 80 years. They are known locally and globally for their engineering innovation, quality and service. Their services range from general engineering and freeze dry technologies, to water engineering, refrigeration and air conditioning. The freeze dry division have successfully delivered over 400 freeze dry systems in more than 20 countries, ranging from small test batch dryers to multi-tonne projects for various applications; all designed and built in Blenheim, New Zealand.

What will they offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • International travel along with the income benefits/allowances associated
  • Career progression within their thriving business
  • An easy going and friendly team to be a part of
  • Relocation assistance along with low property prices would be a major benefit if you are considering a move from one of the major centres. 

To find out more:

If you are interested in finding out more about this role please apply below or email us at

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15 Johnston Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone : 0800 763 675 Company Profile Website :