Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship

Qualtex New Zealand Ltd
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Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

Qualtex’s experienced team of engineers and technicians provide nationwide industrial site support and comprehensive in-house workshop repairs in their modern engineering and service facility centrally located in Hamilton.

Their clients benefit from Qualtex’s specialist maintenance expertise, comprehensive service and uncompromising standards to achieve high quality precision engineering and machinery support.

They specialise in rotating plant reliability and preventative maintenance solutions. Drawing on in-depth industrial plant knowledge and ‘engineering best practices’, Qualtex finds the best solution for individual equipment issues. 


About the Opportunity  

Mō Te Huarahi  

At Qualtex, in this apprenticeship, you will be involved making New Zealand better by performing precision maintenance engineering on rotating plant in industrialsites throughout the country.

About You          


To be successful in this team you’ll need to have -

  • NCEA Level two Maths and English
  • Full Drivers License
  • Pre-trade qualification
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • An outstanding work ethic
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Keen to learn and continuously improve
  • Reliability


Ngā Hāora  

The hours are Monday to Friday 7.30 – 4 pm  - however there is an ebb and flow in the work that Qualtex does – and you will need to be able to flex with that.



Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) with strands in Fitting and Machining

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 arrange of mechanical engineering tasks.
  • Apply knowledge of the composition and characteristics of engineering materials to select and optimisetheir 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 Fitting and Machining strand will also be able to:
  • Build and install complex machines where the use of fitting, machining, assembly, and precision alignment skills are required

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Date Posted
April 12, 2022
Mechanical Engineering