Mechanical Workshop Technician

Updated: 13 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Nov 2022

Te Tari Pūhanga Tukanga Matū| Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Mechanical Workshop Technician. Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
As Mechanical Workshop Technician you will provide high quality specialised technical services in the Mechanical Workshop, to staff and students in mechanical design, construction and support for teaching and research programmes. You will ensure the Department's Mechanical Workshop runs efficiently, safely and within allocated resources, and is equipped to meet the requirements of the Department's operations.

Mōu | Who You Are
You will hold a relevant Trade Certificate in Fitting and Turning, Toolmaking, Machining etc., (e.g., NZ Trade Certificate or NZCE), or accepted equivalent (NZQA Level 4) as well as having:

  • Substantial (minimum 9+ years) relevant trade experience within complex environments, including significant experience applying technical design knowledge and skills.
  • Enhanced specialised trade skills and knowledge (particularly in Fitting and Turning, Toolmaking, Machining etc.), and a demonstrated wide understanding of engineering concepts.
  • An ability to machine and weld a wide range of materials to exacting tolerances.
  • High quality fabricating skills to the standard required (e.g., woodworking, pipework, assembly, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to employ technical expertise in a variety of applications and with a wide range of materials (e.g., ferrous, non-ferrous, composites, steel, wood, glass, etc.).
  • A Current First Aid Certificate (where the position holder does not hold the appropriate certificate they will be expected and supported in obtaining this upon appointment).

Committed to high quality work and professionalism and keeping up to date in areas relevant to the position, you will possess a willingness to identify problems, and when possible, resolve them. Able to work independently and as part of a team you will have excellent interpersonal skills, complimented by excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the forefront of chemical and process engineering. We aim to continually improve our teaching and our internationally recognised research programme by attracting and retaining highly skilled academic and support staff, expanding our facilities, and providing service to the engineering profession and to the community at large.

For more information about Department and our team, please visit our website.

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study. For more on our Ngā Uara | Our Values visit

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

What we offer 
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Market payment negotiable
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • Generous annual leave provisions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

For more information on our Benefits, please visit

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 19th November 2022 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date. 

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand, then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 11820
Posted on 19 Oct 2022
Closes on 19 Nov 2022 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Engineering, Technician
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) CAPE Mechanical Workshop Technician PD 2022 (002).pdf
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