Please Quote Reference Number 75228
  • Team Leader, Fitter, Trades Assistant / Fire Watch Officer
  • Multiple positions available
  • Join the team at the Red Stag Timber Mill in Rotorua


    We are currently seeking to recruit a Maintenance Team Leader for our Secondary Processing Team to provide leadership to a small team of mechanical fitters. We see this as a key role which will support the continuous improvement of our timber processing operations, and work alongside our Production teams. Reporting to the Secondary Processing Maintenance Co-ordinator this is a hands-on, fulltime role working Mon-Thursday dayshift with overtime available as required.

    Applicants must hold a NZ recognised L4 or Advanced Trade Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Fitter/Turner) and have relevant work experience.

    The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate a high level of skill including methodical root cause analysis, sound diagnostic and plant condition monitoring, an understanding of maintenance planning, and be 100% committed to workplace safety.

    We offer competitive remuneration including tool allowance, to successful candidates who demonstrate the required skills and reliability.

    Hours of work are Monday to Friday 6.00am - 2.30pm.


    An opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Fitter to join our Maintenance team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Assistant Maintenance Manager, this is a hands-on position, working alongside the Weekend Shift Secondary Processing Teams. A combination of preventative maintenance and break down work to assist our experienced Operators and Electricians with various mechanical maintenance requirements, ensures each day has a degree of variety and challenge.

    To be successful you will:
    • Hold a NZ recognised trade qualification in Mechanical Engineering
    • Have four or more years- experience as a trade fitter, preferably in a heavy manufacturing
    • Be skilled in hydraulics, pneumatics, fabrication, bearing fitment, setup and alignment
    • Understand mechanical drawings and deliver high quality work - Have demonstrated
      history of being a team player
    • Demonstrate a 'Safety first' approach to planning and carrying out non-routine tasks
    • Have some knowledge of timber processing
    Hours of work are Friday to Monday 6:00am - 4:30pm. The successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, and enjoy being part of a positive and progressive business.


    We seek a Trades Assistant / Fire Watch Officer to assist the weekend maintenance team with hot work fire watch duties, cleaning and general maintenance. This is a dayshift position working 30hrs / week, Friday to Sunday from 6.00am to 4.30pm and reports to the Assistant Maintenance Manager.

    The ideal candidate will hold current forklift certification. Sound industrial experience, preferably in a sawmill environment would be an advantage and a safety-first attitude is essential.

    A full pre-employment medical and drug test will be required.

    Please note: You must hold NZ Residency to apply for these roles.

    To apply for any of these roles please complete our application form, clearly stating which role you would like to apply for and include a brief CV with copies of relevant qualification.

    Application forms are available on our website
    Contact Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor on (07) 349 5831 or email

    Closing date for all roles is 4pm, Friday 21st February 2020 and may be extended.

    Red Stag Timber Ltd
    Please Quote Reference Number 75228

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