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Engineering Shift Technician

Advertiser: Pure BottlingMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
10 Jan 2019
Bay of Plenty, Tauranga
$70,000 - $79,999 for 45 hour week, plus overtime
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

About the business

Pure Bottling is a 100% NZ owned juice and beverage manufacturer located in Tauranga. We have a dedicated team that works together to create the best products for our clients who are some of NZ's leading beverage brands. We are looking for an experienced Engineer Shift Technician to offer full technical support to the production function. 

About the role

The ideal candidate for the role will need to have flexibility in their availability for training, project work and to facilitate across specific shift patterns. We need someone with a "can do" attitude that sees problems as opportunities, not barriers. Good communication & personal interaction is essential. The role requires someone who can work effectively as part of a team consisting of the engineering manager, production manager, team leaders and team members. You need a standard of work that complies with quality, safety and other legislative requirements; but you must also work autonomously in identifying problems and finding solutions.

Key outputs required in the role (but not limited to):

• Assume responsibility for the mechanical and electrical integrity of equipment 
• Effective planned maintenance
• Continuous monitoring of factory conditions and defects
• Report plant performance using appropriate company systems and ensure action on communication and non-conformance issues
• Carry out safety checks on equipment
• Help to generate and maintain SOP's/ Risk assessments
• Ensure the Permit to Work system is controlled in an effective and safe manner
• Take personal responsibility for health and safety
• Effective supervision of site contractors
• To competently operate food manufacturing equipment as and when required
• Ensure compliance with quality processes
• Ensure operational information if effectively communicated to relevant staff
• Consider and apply sustainability, waste minimisation and energy consumption where appropriate
• Support site services & facilities.
• Input into team action plans & continuous improvement activities, especially SMED, 5S, OEE, Autonomous Maintenance and TPM
• To train, coach, and support other Team Leaders, Team members and Apprentices


• Personally resilient
• Accuracy/attention to detail 
• Interpersonal skills 
• Mechanical comprehension skills 
• Advanced fault-finding skills 
• Problem solving techniques 
• Basic SS fabrication
• Basic electrical comprehension 
• Basic understanding of VSD, A&C + PLC systems
• Complex machine operation skills 
• Computer skills – specifically Microsoft, Google Doc's/Sheets & ERP.
• Data analysis & interpretation skills 
• Knowledge of OSH, risk assessments, permit to work & safe working practices
• Competent in numeracy and literacy
• Ability to follow detailed instructions 
• Fork Lift Licence 


Skills and experience


• Relevant mechanical trades cert (Essential)
• Minimum 2-5 years in FMCG, with bottling as a distinct bonus 
• Electrical service technician certification (Desirable – but we are willing to train the right person)
• Proven ability in supervisory role as you must be able to supervise, train and mentor others (Essential)
• Demonstrable capability in ABEL/ EXCEL/ PM 


This role is extremely varied and includes mechanical & process fault finding & rectification, workshop work & use of tools, plus the supporting admin tasks necessary for the work as described. It will suit someone who is able, fit and mobile who is willing to work in various situation and environments. Competence in FMCG production (in both process and packing areas) is an absolute must.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a mechanical engineer?
  • Have you completed a qualification in engineering?
  • Do you hold an engineering degree with a specialisation in electrical engineering?

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