Saw Doctor Apprentice

Leitz Tooling New Zealand
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Saw Doctor Apprentice

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

Leitz is a family business in its fifth generation. They stand for quality, sustainability and reliability in their products, services and in their approach to their customers. This is why they have always combined technological progress with ecological justification and economic benefit.

The culture and values of the Leitz family business are characterised by long-term thinking and sustainable action. They are aware of their responsibility towards their employees, customers and society. They see themselves as part of a community of values and know that the success of the company is ultimately based on the success of the people working within it.

Operating out of Penrose in Auckland using the latest in CNC machinery, there are excellent working conditions, a small friendly team environment and offer fantastic career opportunities within the Leitz Group.

About the Opportunity

Mō Te Huarahi  

Leitz Tooling NZ, the global leader in the manufacture and service of Woodworking and Plastics cutting tools, now has a vacancy for an Apprentice Saw Doctor at their Penrose Service Centre.

A recognised Apprenticeship in this field does not come around very often and they are seeking a meticulous, hardworking and motivated individual to be trained on industry specific machines including CNC machines, while gaining knowledge of the manufacture and maintenance of an array of cutting tools.  This is a great opportunity to join an internationally recognised leader.


About You          


You must be a team player with the enthusiasm and drive to succeed.  In addition you will need –

  • A keen interest in tooling
  • Excellent work ethic
  • NCEA Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Be motivated and keen to learn
  • Driving Licence – you will need at least your Learner Licence on starting



Ngā Hāora  

Hours will be discussed with you at interview stage with Leitz.  Standard hours are 40 per week, Monday to Friday with no weekend work.  


Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in Saw Doctoring (Level 4)

Graduates will be able to operate and maintain plant and equipment safely and efficiently and will be able to troubleshoot and make decisions to maintain productivity.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Level and tension bandsaws and circular saws used in wood manufacturing operations, and calibrate saw benching machinery.
  • Tip and profile circular saws used in wood manufacturing operations with and without satellite or high speed steel.
  • Swage, shape, sharpen and weld saws used in wood manufacturing operations.
  • Interpret and apply specifications used in saw doctoring and the requirements for alignment of saw centres and grinding of band wheels to the operation and maintenance of saw milling equipment used in wood manufacturing operations.

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Date Posted
December 6, 2022
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