Mechanical Technician

Christchurch

Job Description:

Technical Recruitment Solutions

The Company

This large and successful Food Manufacturer in Christchurch are in the process of building their in-house Engineering and Maintenance team to support their main Christchurch based plant, and another nearby plant site too.

Your Team

You will join the Engineering & Maintenance Team that will soon be made up of Two Industrial Electricians and Three Mechanical Technicians. You will report to a highly rated Maintenance Planner Scheduler, who in turn reports to a very experienced Engineering and Maintenance Manager who has done it all before.

Maintenance Methodology and Continuous Improvement: This company are building their Maintenance Team and have a real focus on working to a robust ‘best practice’ engineering and maintenance strategy. This will include a focus and company backing on things like asset care, reliability, preventative maintenance, continuous improvement, and keeping the plant running as optimally as possible.

The Day to Day

On the mechanical front you will support the daily engineering operational requirements of the plant machinery, as well as emergency (e.g., breakdowns) and preventative maintenance activities. There will also be some special projects too e.g., installing new machinery into the plant.

Hours: This is an hourly wage, 40 hour a week role between Monday and Friday.

Overtime & Callouts: You will also be paid extra for any callouts and overtime worked. Overtime will apply after 40 hours and paid at your hourly rate x 1.25. The number of call outs is limited, and efforts will be made to keep it this way. The expectation for overtime is up to 10 hours per week, decreasing over time as your preventative maintenance activities lessen the need for this.

About You

Relevant Machinery Experience: Fault-finding and troubleshooting experience on this sort of equipment would be valuable e.g., Conveyors, Multivac Thermoformers, multi-head weighers, check weighers, metal detectors, packaging and packing equipment e.g., flow wrappers, taping machines, case packers, & palletisers etc.

Must Have Experience

A formal mechanical trade qualification (advanced trade desirable).

Strong Preventative Maintenance & Reliability mindset.

Plant Background: at least 1 year in an FMCG high-volume processing plant e.g., Food, Dairy, Pharma, or other high quality and hygiene environment.

Previous installation & maintenance experience of industrial mechanical equipment and components.

Ability to understand engineering drawings and manuals.

Practical understanding of documentation requirements.

Strong trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.

Strong trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.

Attitude: a go the extra mile attitude is more important than advanced technical proficiency.

Ability to work and think under pressure while remaining calm and composed and resolve the issue or keep machinery limping along until a proper fix can be implemented.

Nice to Have Experience

Full or Limited Electrical license (EST).

Food Experience or an attitude to learn how to work in this environment.

Engineering

Technical Recruitment Solutions

Posted on: 

August 27, 2021