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Apprentice Valve Technician - Tokoroa

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IVE is part of the Industrial Services division of the SGS Group and are market leaders in the field of servicing, procuring and installing complex valve networks, employing over 60 staff with branches in Tokoroa, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Hamilton and Invercargill.

We are looking for an enthusiastic young person who is mechanically minded, has a keen interest in engineering and is eager to complete an approximately 4 year apprenticeship and obtain a level 4 qualification as an end result.

The primary responsibility of this role is for the successful applicant to gain the required competence to acquire the NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 4). The company will provide exposure to workshop personnel, SGS-IVE practices, standards and requirements over a variety of valve refurbishment disciplines in order to provide maximum opportunity for the Apprentice to learn.

The successful candidate will:
• Learn all aspects of the valve overhaul, refurbishment and repair work undertaken by SGS-IVE including work on customer’s sites, which may involve overnight travel away from their base location.
• Undertake training, testing and customer inductions to enable their to work at SGS-IVE’s customer’s sites.
• Attend and complete all required block courses and qualifying assignments within the given timeframes.
• Actively seek opportunities to expand valve repair knowledge base.

During their trial period, the successful applicant must be willing to work consistently and accurately to warrant an offer of an apprenticeship at the end of the 90 days.




Profile, Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will need to be able to tick all of the boxes below:
• Computer literacy – Have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and the confidence to navigate other systems.
• Hold a current, clean New Zealand Drivers Licence that is commensurate with your age.
• Teamwork – Ability to work effectively and productively with others.
• Initiative – Ability to initiate action without being prompted to do so.
• Communication – Ability to communicate effectively (verbal & written) with fluency in English.
• Safety Conscious – Proactively consider safety requirements when completing all tasks.
• Personal Motivation – Being proactive in the completion of all tasks without constant supervision, including apprenticeship assignments.
• Mechanically Minded – Demonstrates an aptitude towards mechanical based work.
• Physically Capable – Ability to complete the physical demands of the role e.g. lifting, moving valves, working at heights, walking distances etc.
• NCEA – Has obtained good results for Level 1. Having similar or improved results for Level 2 or higher would be an advantage.

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