Job Description

About New Zealand
Over 350 employees bring a wide variety of skills and expertise to deliver world-class science products and solutions. Our manufacturing and distribution sites in Auckland and Christchurch (and satellite sites scattered across the country) cover a vast product portfolio, including lab equipment and chemicals, life sciences, diagnostics, microbiology and analytical instruments. We deliver science solutions to a wide range of key markets such as academia and research; diagnostics and healthcare; environmental; food, dairy and beverage; industrial process; life sciences; pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical.
How will you make an impact?
From the ownership for maintenance activities both planned and unplanned, utilizing operational excellence and continuous improvement tools to improve equipment reliability and enable maximum utilization to ensure delivery to customers.
What will you do?
  • This is a hands on role involving daily attendance to shop floor repairs and maintenance.
  • Organize and implement preventative maintenance plans, coordinate workload of required tasks and maintain records to ensure maintenance is completed according to plan.
  • Complete planned and unplanned maintenance activities
  • Communicate openly with departments on all maintenance issues keeping departments aware of plant and equipment condition and availability.
  • Liaise with maintenance contractors when required and ensure work carried out by contractors is completed safely and efficiently and in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Actively participate in EHS system by adhering to policies and procedures and reporting hazards to ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment.
  • Lead by example. Set and expect high standards of performance and behaviour in line with the company’s 4I values.
  • Apply Practical Process Improvement (PPI) tools and techniques to achieve continuous improvement & contribute to company PPI initiatives.
  • Review, edit and create maintenance documentation including standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
How will you get here?
  • Qualified mechanical or electrical engineer with minimum 10 years experience in plastics industry or related manufacturing environment.
  • Electrical/mechanical/hydraulic experience in fault finding and manufacturing plant and equipment.
  • Repair of injection molding machines desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Microsoft office.
  • Knowledge of PLC systems.
  • Organizational skills with an ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic, fast pace environment.
  • Proven skills in developing and motivating others.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Customer focused.
  • The ability to create and foster meaningful and beneficial relationships with colleagues and suppliers.
What will put you ahead of the competition?
  • Proven results in plant maintenance role.
  • Strong track record in Health and Safety.
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement.
What’s in it for you?
  • Work in a collegial, customer focused and motivated team.
  • Work within a strong culture of process improvement and lots of great tools.
  • Embedded quality system.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities on the job and through our own on-line Thermo Fisher University.

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