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Mechanical Engineer


Palmerston North
Join a dedicated team of people and play a vital role in the community contributing to the hospital’s continued ability to provide and meet the community health needs

About The Role:
Carrying out Planned Mechanical Maintenance and Reactive work at Palmerston North Hospital in New Zealand.

This full-time opportunity offers 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday with potential overtime. Depending on your qualifications and experience, the hourly pay rate sits between $32.98 - $43.75 + Super + allowances.


  • Training & Upskilling Provided.
  • Trade Certificate Allowance.
  • Welding Certificate Allowance.
  • Tool Allowance.
  • First Aid Allowance.
  • Registration Paper Allowance.
  • Additional weekly allowances for relevant qualifications.
  • PPE, Uniform & Safety Boots Provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fault diagnosis, root cause analysis and remediation
  • Isolation work on mechanical equipment
  • Delivery of the Planned & Preventative Maintenance Program of work.
  • Mechanical works on HVAC, steam and condensate return systems, pumps, hydraulics, vacuum, and compressed air systems along with specialised clinical and dental service equipment.

Key Skills & Attributes Include:

  • Qualified Trades person as a Fitter and Turner, Fitter Welder with Mechanical Maintenance, and diagnostic experience.
  • General overall aptitude for Mechanical & Electrical systems.
  • Proven practical knowledge from an engineering background.
  • Manual machining, welding, and fabrication knowledge.
  • Ability to adapt to a diverse range of plant and equipment.
  • Chemical handling and a firm understanding of solvents and adhesives etc.
  • Competent with basic computer/technology and skills.
  • This is a hands-on role.  Must be physically fit and able.

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Job listing published:
May 18, 2023

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