General Engineering Apprenticeship

Grayson Engineering
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General Engineering Apprenticeship

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

Established in 1972 Grayson Engineering is recognised as a market leader in the Steel Fabrication Industry.  Through continued investment in CNC equipment and technology and the construction of a purpose built 12,000sqm fabrication facility, Grayson Engineering boasts to have one of the best equipped fabrication facilities in New Zealand.

Grayson Engineering offer services from shop cutting, plate cutting, section cutting, fabrication and more.


About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

There is lots of variety and something new every day on offer with this apprenticeship.  To start there will be a combination of training on maintenance jobs and machining of parts, then as the qualification standards progress, fabrication and maintenance or fabrication jobs which also have an element of machining in them as well.  


About You          


You will need to enjoy having a varied work day and Grayson Engineering are looking for their new apprentice to have -

  • Pre-trade would be beneficial but not essential
  • Willingness to learn and be curious
  • Flexible work attitude – be willing to step up when required
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Great team player capabilities
  • Restricted Drivers Licence to start – with aim to gain Full Licence as you work through the apprenticeship



Ngā Hāora  

Hours will be discussed with you at interview with Grayson Engineering.  Standard hours are 7am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday.


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) with strand in Maintenance Engineering

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:  

  • Apply relevant Health and Safety legislation and knowledge of the workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Produce and interpret engineering sketches and simple component drawings and/or specifications with knowledge of limits, fits and geometrical tolerancing used in engineering.
  • Apply knowledge of trade calculations and units of measurement to perform a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Apply knowledge of the composition and characteristics of engineering materials to select and optimise their use through job planning and sequencing tasks.
  • Determine available and appropriate manufacturing and engineering processes, tools and equipment, and an overview of alternative engineering process to suit a range of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Interpret basic engineering job operations, planning and sequencing for job costing and pricing, with consideration to efficiency and economical processing options.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices using problem-solving skills for fault finding and root cause analysis, to perform engineering tasks efficiently and effectively while working to specifications and industry standards.
  • Correctly use and maintain tools and equipment, monitoring their condition for safe and effective operation to ensure accuracy, minimise damage to work, and to prevent accidents.
  • Interpret knowledge of calibrating measuring equipment, and methods of non-destructive testing to carry out self-inspection of work.
  • Select and inspect simple lifting appliances and slings, to safely secure a load and carry outlifting procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of effective and efficient manufacturing models, the processes and principles, of quality systems, in the production of components and/or for the provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment, to deliver in full, on time and to specification.
  • Practice effective communication with awareness of other cultures and languages, to confirm and clarify instructions, communicate health and safety matters, and understand workplace documentation, within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Self-manage on-going learning, seeking advice or guidance when required while maintaining acceptable standards across the mechanical engineering industry.


Graduates of the Maintenance Engineering strand will also be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of current and appropriate maintenance engineering techniques, technologies, strategies, and practices for their industry to monitor, inspect, maintain and repair facilities or plant and equipment ensuring reliability.
  • Read and interpret complex drawings and schematics to identify and remedy faults, and to contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement.

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Date Posted
May 31, 2022
General Engineering