Looking for a change of pace?  Move to beautiful Oamaru.  Lead a team of electricians, specialists, and utilities personnel.

  • Manage and lead a motivated and reliable team.
  • Iconic NZ Business based in Pukeuri, Oamaru
  • 5 weeks annual leave

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand and evidence of a full NZ Electrical Registration.

About the company

The company is a leading, iconic NZ food and solutions company.  A Kiwi success story.  Their food is enjoyed in more than 65 countries around the world.  They have seven plants across NZ.   Strong values, and the opportunity to develop your career.   Oamaru is a stunning location with a scenic harbour located on the east coast of the South Island, the plant is located approximately 10 minutes away.  An added bonus, is reasonable housing and rental prices.

About the role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for a team of people.  The plant is 24 hours.  This is a Monday – Friday full-time day shift role, with occasional weekend work and call out as required.


  • Supervising a team comprising Electricians, PLC Specialists, and Utilities Personnel
  • Oversee preventive electrical maintenance and reactive breakdown repair services across the entire plant.
  • Conduct prestart checks on machinery, perform diagnostic testing on malfunctioning systems, and replace damaged or defective components to minimize business downtime.
  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders through effective communication and collaboration.

Skills and experience

This role requires a current full NZ Electrical Registration.  You will have experience in leading, coaching and developing teams in a manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated expertise in planning and executing preventative electrical maintenance.
  • Experience with AC & DC Electrical Motors, motor starters, control circuits, lighting, 400-volt ring mains, and related distribution systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and maintenance CMMS Software (SAP, Maximo, Workmate, or similar).


The company lives and breathes their values, they believe people are the most important part of their business.  They provide ongoing support and training.


  • Staff discounts on product
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Established Union agreement.
  • Medical Insurance subsidies



How to apply

If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application including your CV and cover letter in Word format. If you have any questions, please call Natasha on 021 0286 3755 quoting reference #5837.

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