Please Quote Reference Number 77523
  • Trade Qualified Fitter with strong diagnostic skills
  • Experience in high speed manufacturing environment
  • Join the winning team at Red Stag in lovely Rotorua

  • Red Stag Timber owns and operates Waipa Mill, the largest stand along sawmill operation in Australasia. An opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Fitter to join our Maintenance team on a permanent basis, supporting our weekend Secondary Processing operations including our newest high-speed Planer Mill, Treatment Plants and continuous counter-flow Kiln Drying areas, which all run during the weekend Friday to Sunday.

    With potential for future career progression into a Leadership role, initially this will be a hands-on position. Daily work involves preventative maintenance and break down assistance alongside our experienced Operators and Electricians. Each work day has a degree of mechanical maintenance variety and problem solving involved.

    To be successful you will:
    • Hold a NZ recognised trade qualification in Mechanical Engineering
    • Have 5+ years' experience as a trade fitter, preferably in fitting and machining, be skilled in hydraulics, pneumatics, fabrication, bearing fitment, setup and alignment
    • Understand mechanical drawings and deliver high quality work
    • Have a demonstrated work history of being a team player
    • Have a 'Safety first' approach to planning and carrying out non-routine tasks
    • Ideally, have had experience in heavy industrial work 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 including competitive base pay plus tool allowance and specific weekend shift pay benefits.

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

    To apply for this role, please complete our application form and include a brief CV with copies of relevant qualifications by 4pm, Friday 30th October 2020.

    Application forms are available on our website or by contacting Kelly Robinson, HR Advisor on (07) 349 5831 or emailing

    Please note: You must be a NZ Resident living in New Zealand to apply for these roles.

    Red Stag Timber Ltd
    Please Quote Reference Number 77523

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