Graduate Engineer - Kawerau

  • Opportunity for an Engineering graduate supported by at least 2 years work experience
  • Use your technical talent to design & implement improvements to equipment & processes
  • Develop your career working with a highly experienced team


A role filled with diversity and an opportunity to make a difference, Carter Holt Harvey – Woodproducts are looking for someone to join our Kawerau site and work alongside operators and other maintainers to gain knowledge of how each role is performed and understand the key results expected, then play a critical part in identifying, designing and improving flow or process and equipment reliability. 

Looking for a February start.

In this role your shared accountabilities will be to:

  • Develop and deliver the site objectives
  • Support, coach, facilitate and improve the site’s Root Cause Analysis program
  • Be a part of a process improvement team working towards reducing downtime in the plant

Key to your success will be your well-rounded research skills & ability to gather data & develop analysis methods for determining the maintenance demands for components, equipment and processes across our manufacturing site.

To be successful in our role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications; preferably Engineering degree (mechanical)
  • Strong data analysis & reporting skills
  • The ability to identify, design and improve process flow & equipment reliability
  • A flexible & positive attitude and be a team player
  • A driver to be results focused with high attention to detail
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good health & safety awareness

If you’re a logical thinker; enjoy root cause analysis; have strong resolution skills & you’re motivated by technical challenges, this is a genuine opportunity to make an impact and achieve results.  You will work alongside and engage at all levels of the business, provide recommendations for strategy and initiatives; improve production, maintenance and plant performance – you can carve out your own success and develop future scope for further career opportunities.  

Working alongside two Reliability Engineers in the plant, you’ll have excellent scope to make things happen and learn from other experienced Sawmilling Engineers and trade staff.

In return we offer a competitive base salary plus various benefits including superannuation and medical plan with CHH contributions. Please go to to find out more about working for us. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform this crucial role in our business, then we’re keen to talk with you! Please apply online to express your interest in joining our Kawerau team.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: AYAI329486

Location: Kawerau

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 February 2023