Marine Engineers

Starting rate between $35-$45 p/h plus allowances

Job description


Multiple opportunities have arisen for Marine Engineers based in the Engineering division in Havelock, where no two days are the same. These are full-time permanent positions working from 08:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. You will be required to be on call, according to a roster.

In this role, you will be responsible for building, installing, and maintaining engines, pumps, and other pieces of technical equipment in the plant and vessels for the Farming division. You will need to fabricate, assemble, position, and align parts and machine components. There will be a requirement to service and troubleshoot issues with machines and parts, as well as the rebuilding of engines and gearboxes.

You will have the opportunity to put your skills as a machinist to work as well as utilize your welding and hydraulic design and repair skills. You will be responsible for the machine shop, data entry onto Workmate and to provide maintenance services with the rest of the Marine Engineering team to the Farming Support Services Division. You will work closely with Skippers and crew and review equipment and machinery and create innovative solutions.

Health and Safety is a top priority for anyone who works for Sanford, you need to be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to this.

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Advantage if Degree qualified in relevant technical discipline (not necessary if you have the right experience)
  • Previous Marine Engineering or Maintenance Engineering experience
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude and ability to learn and develop
  • Problem solving skills using analytical thinking and lean tools to diagnose breakdowns and implementing short / medium term solutions that solve the identified root cause
  • Flexible in your working day, ability to be on call when needed
  • Other qualifications you might have are Forklift license, Working at Heights, Chemical Handling, Confined Spaces and First Aid Certificates
  • Able to navigate a computer and other devices

What we can offer:

  • Starting rate to be negotiated from $35.00 per hour and allowances for being on call
  • A team of hard workers who share a passion for the industry
  • Discounts on available seafood and shellfish
  • Focusing on a culture of continuous improvement and best practice
  • The beautiful Top of the South region is an amazing place to work
  • Providing you a safe and enjoyable workplace is paramount to Sanford
  • A role with plenty of variety, a chance to learn new skills and a career pathway

Interested? Know someone who might be? This is a great opportunity to join the Sanford team. Please forward a copy of your CV outlining your experience and background to or click Apply Now!

For consideration you will need to be eligible to work in New Zealand. As part of our recruitment process pre-employment checks may include criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing and a medical assessment.

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