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It is a requirement of Port Taranaki that all employees are permanent residents of NZ with appropriate working visas. We also require all employees to complete a pre-employment medical check, including drug & alcohol testing.

We do not hold curriculum vitaes on file for any future vacancy that may arise.



Leading Hand, Mechanical

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 22nd March.


Owned by the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki Ltd is strategically important to the economic development of the Taranaki region.  The Port Taranaki team pride themselves on delivering excellent service and ensuring a job well done. 

Port Taranaki is seeking an experienced Mechanical Leading Hand to join our team. Reporting to the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor you will  assist in leading, organising and controlling the Mechanical Maintenance team and in the organisation and supervision of mechanical maintenance and project works. In addition, you will work on-tools with the team. 

You will assist the team with cost control, procurement, and record management  so ideally you will feel comfortable using technology and systems to support your activities.  Familiarity with Health & Safety at Work Act and associated industry regulations is desirable.  You will be required to participate in a callout roster. 
A successful candidate will have;

- Relevant apprenticeship and Trade Certificate
- 10 years plus of trade experience with minimum 2 years supervisory or leadership experience
- Demonstrated experience in machining, welding, hydraulics and pneumatics
- Experience working at heights and in confined spaces
- Excellent communication skills
- A positive and pro-active approach toward teamwork


Desirable but not essential would be:
- A Class 2 licence
- Forklift qualifications, including F endorsement
- Marine propulsion and auxiliary equipment experience.

A NZ work permit and full NZ Driver’s license is essential.


If you are a highly experienced professional who can  meet the above key selection criteria and you are motivated to contribute to the overall success of Port Taranaki, then apply online now via SEEK: 


Applications must include a CV, cover letter and application for employment form. 


Applications for this position close 5pm, Sunday 22nd March.


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  •   Port Taranaki Limited
        Port Taranaki Centre
        2-8 Bayly Road
        PO Box 348
        New Plymouth 4340
        New Zealand
  •   +64 6 7510200
  •   +64 6 7510886
  •   [email protected]

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Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is one of New Zealand 's key import and export ports.

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