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Canterbury Canterbury New Zealand
Full Time

The Wilcox Group of Companies grow, pack and distribute fresh produce for the domestic and export markets with growing operations based in Northland, Pukekohe, Matamata and Ohakune. Our Packhouse operations are based at Pukekohe and Rakaia.

We are looking to add an experienced maintenance fitter to our small but very efficient packhouse team based in Rakaia. No two days will be the same and you will enjoy variety and challenge. The role requires excellent communication skills and the successful applicant will be passionate about getting maximum efficiency from all plant. You will be confident in being a sole charge engineer. Experience with packing equipment would be an advantage but full training will be given. Continuous improvement is a focus of our operation so experience and knowledge of the principles of Lean would allow you to make a positive contribution to these initiatives.

To be successful in the role, you need to be able to demonstrate the following attributes and skills:

  • Competency in either fitter/turning or fitting and welding
  • Electrical and mechanical problem solving skills
  • Some pneumatic and hydraulic knowledge
  • Be skilled in the use of workshop equipment including lathe and mill work
  • Capable in the welding of ferrous metals including stainless steel
  • Excellent problem solving, continual improvement and diagnostic skills
  • An eye for equipment improvement
  • Positive team attitude and a commitment to quality and H&S initiatives.
  • Experience in packing and weighing equipment would be a bonus.

We run a 5 day operation with some Saturday work when required.

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