Mechanical Engineer - Bay of Plenty

Permanent Full Time

  • An exciting engineering career opportunity with location, location, location!

  • Immerse yourself in challenging engineering projects

  • Join an industry in growth mode and build YOUR career

If you’re looking to progress your engineering career in a region that offers affordable living and makes great use of the beautiful outdoors, there is no question you’ll find it here with us!

If are a qualified Mechanical Engineer who has been thinking, “What’s next in my career move?” Then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Bring your passion + can do attitude + mechanical engineering experience to our mill in this newly created position.

Our Kawerau sawmill is Carter Holt Harvey New Zealand’s largest operation and employs over 180 people.  This newly created role is critical to the growth and improvement of the operation and will report directly to the Improvement Project Lead and work closely with the Senior Project Engineer who will be your on-site mentor.

If you have experience in successfully implementing projects in high tech manufacturing plants, we want to talk to you.

Shape your engineering career working alongside our dedicated & driven engineering and leadership team.  Play a critical part in our business as a hands-on Mechanical Engineer by:

  • Supporting the preparation and implementation of major projects and Capex project upgrades

  • Being part of the site engineering team responsible for implementing improvement projects

  • Using your IT literacy including knowledge of MS Excel, Project and AutoCAD or Solid works

  • Demonstrating your understanding of engineering and machine safety codes

  • Creating a safe working environment

Our mill is in the Eastern Bay of Plenty which has 125km of pristine coastline, an abundance of fresh water lakes and rivers, hectares of native bush which provide those in the eastern bay the opportunity to swim, fish, dive, boat, tramp, kayak, ski, mountain bike or just relax. Snow skiing is also less than 3 hours away. If small town living is not for you then the mill is an easy commute from a number of larger Eastern Bay of Plenty towns including Whakatane, Rotorua and Tauranga.

In addition the Eastern Bay is within a couple of hours drive to the East Coast and also to larger metropolitan towns like Hamilton  and  less than 4 hours to Auckland for those who desire the occasional need for big city shopping, art or cultural experience. This area has it all! There’s a lot to discover on

You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits, including an attractive Insurance, medical and Super benefits package, as well as support in relocation expenses if you’re ready to make a move to our region. Please go to our careers site at to find out more about working for us.

To take the next step in your professional engineering career AND gain affordable living and lifestyle opportunities, please apply online and we'll be in touch to explore your potential.

Location: Kawerau

Closing Date: Open Until Closed

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Job no: CHHW679