Welcome to Hard Hat Recruits candidate profiles.

Each month we showcase a handful of the candidates who we are currently working with. Should any of these profiles be of interest to you please email cath@hardhatrecruits.co.nz to request further information, (or via the contact form below).

If you have a need within your organisation, we have many other candidates across the construction, engineering and related industries who we can talk to you about.

Name: Mali
Title: Process Engineer
Salary: 80 -90k

  • Australia, 1 months relocation
  • Open to location
  • Good technical knowledge


Mali has been involved from the start of each project, he is comfortable across project management, health and safety requirements, HASZOP’s, technical advice, troubleshooting, training and mentoring, reviews and reporting, he has handled feasibility studies, questioning, cross checking and reworking the issues as the numbers come out.

With a commercial focus on the deliverable’s he is aware not to get too pulled into the finer details too early. He is proactive in managing other people’s assumptions and expectations around what is involved, how long something will take and keeping that communication flowing.

Name: Mark
Title: Stores
Salary: 50 – 60k

  • Tauranga or BOP location
  • 1 month’s notice
  • Open role, salary


Responsible for inward and outward goods, loading and unloading of containers, all picking for the warehouse, processing email orders, counter service and delivers around Auckland as required. Working as part of a small team (with supervisory responsibilities), it is steadily busy, with a need to constantly prioritise, he enjoys the variety and pace and is keen to keep progressing his capabilities., procurement, and overseeing subcontractors etc…

Name: Karl
Title: General Manager
Salary: Pending

  • New Zealander with international experience
  • Auckland location
  • 4 – 6 weeks notice


Looking for a new challenge, and with a proven track record of strong leadership, financial management and business growth across energy, environmental and civil focused companies. Familiar with implementing and executing, change management, leadership, tender preparation, operational management, contract management, project management, full financial management and strategic business growth, for ongoing and sustainable outcomes.

Name: Andrew
Title: Driver
Salary: 55 – 65k

  • BOP location
  • 1 week’s notice
  • Seeking long term opportunity


Experience driving both short and long haul, as well as shift work. He doesn’t mind the longer runs and enjoys the change of scenery and doesn’t mind doing overnighters.

Practical and mechanically minded when working in Australia on the mine sites drivers had to be very hands on with their own safety and maintenance checks. He also supported maintenance crews servicing drill rigs. Not precious he is happy to role his sleeves up and do the shifting and lifting.

Working in Australia Health and Safety was always a key presence on work sites, from behavioral practice to PPE and work wear, this is ingrained in his every day.

Name: John
Title: Process Engineer
Salary: 80 – 90k

  • Kiwi coming home
  • 1 month’s notice
  • Open to location


Process Engineer with a track record that includes successful implementation of process improvement projects from engineering design to team management.

With a solid 8 years of experience in process, environmental and civil engineering within diamond, alumina, cyanide, ammonia, acid, fertiliser, wine, wastewater, and crushing and grinding industries. The main areas of Johns experience has been focused on project management, asset management, process optimisation, troubleshooting and engineering design.


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