17 Apr 2019

Full-Time Technician – Fitter Turner / Toolmaker

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Fitter Turner / Toolmaker

The Faculty of Engineering

Full-time, permanent


The Technical Services team at The Faculty of Engineering is seeking a Technician on a full-time, permanent basis.

Our work involves the manufacture of research and teaching equipment where you will have the chance to use your skills to build and develop prototype engineering and scientific equipment. The work is interesting and varied and you will be working with a wide variety of materials and machines. Sound design skills and the ability to solve problems will allow you to develop unique solutions to some of the challenges you will face.

Our ideal candidate will have a Fitter Turner or Tool maker background and tick the following boxes:

  • A trade qualification in Mechanical Engineering specialising in Fitting and Machining, Toolmaking or other relevant experience
  • top quality machining skills with the ability to weld is advantageous
  • Good computer literacy is essential.
  • A can-do and positive attitude, along with being a team playing and a natural problem solver

We have a well-equipped modern workshop with good working conditions and where workplace Health and Safety compliance is a must.  Our Technicians work in a supportive team with minimal supervision.  The research we support is life changing and being part of that process is rewarding and provides us with variety and a challenge.


The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Wednesday 8th May to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website.

APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20662. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.

Applications close: Wednesday 8th May

Job Categories: Science / Technology. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent.

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