Diesel Technician/Fitter

Babcock International Group, the marine and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

In New Zealand and across Australia, Babcock employs over 1000 talented people. Operating across sectors such as defence, commercial, marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally. www.babcock.nz


About the Role

In this role you will be part of a team that undertakes the inspection, repair, maintenance and trials of various Royal New Zealand Navy and Commercial Ships Diesel Engines and auxiliary components, as required and achieve equipment availability targets in line with budgeted costs.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Practice and promote Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance during all operations and participate in the development and maintenance of a culture in which health, safety and environmental management is everyone’s key priority
  • Comply with all relevant Quality Management policies, procedures and processes
  • Ensure all maintenance and repair work performed meets the original equipment manufacturer’s recommendations in line with local legislation, Babcock standards and industry best practice
  • Record and document all work performed in the required format
  • Project a professional image in front of our clients and the public at all times
  • Safely perform and continually improve our condition based maintenance and repair tasks and strategies on equipment
  • Record symptom, failing component, and cause details in work orders
  • Actively participate in personal training and development to keep up to date with latest industry best practice, technologies and regulations
  • Ensure the workshop, service vehicles and facilities are kept clean and tidy and industry best practice contamination control is practiced at all times


About You

Preferably with experience in the marine or high hazard environment you will be able to demonstrate some of the following types of skillsets and experience:

To be successful in this role you will need to hold a Trade Certificate as a Diesel Technician and have proven work experience in repair workshop or on-board ship environments. You will display a high standard of workmanship along with excellent Mechanical and Electrical Diagnostic skills which are essential for this role. Ideally you will also have been exposed to maintenance on Slow, Medium and High speed Diesel Engines.

Advanced Trade Certificate and certification in Fork Hoist Operation, First Aid, Slinging and Overhead Crane Operation would be desirable.



What’s in it for you:

In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a great location, with total support and commitment from a hands-on management team. Drawing on the substantial experience of Babcock International, this is a career defining opportunity for someone who can drive change and influence people.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Fixed Term Contract

Job no: GUAH02385

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020