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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS New Zealand’s Non-Destructive and Materials Services business provides non-destructive testing and consultancy services and assists clients with solving and preventing maintenance problems. Services include routine inspections and evaluations of existing plant, welds, mechanical failures, new plant construction projects and fabrication repairs. The role will encompass work both within the local region, as well as opportunities to work on assignments around the country and overseas as to the professional development progression.

In our search for better ways of organising the services we provide to our clients and to support the business growth, we have created several graduate roles in different regions (Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Taranaki, Canterbury and Otago). Therefore, we are looking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic and outgoing Non-destructive Testing and Materials Engineering Graduates.

You are likely to have a degree in Materials, Mechanical or other (such as Engineering Science) Degree. We believe that the best place to learn is on the job, so you can expect to work on real jobs for our clients’ right from the start. You will get ongoing support from experienced mentors and specialised training and development opportunities. The positions require self-motivated individuals who display a high level of initiative. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and can communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings, getting messages across that have the desired effect. You will provide the highest quality services and meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. You will be able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions, see hidden problems and look beyond the obvious.

This job involves travelling and therefore a full New Zealand driver licence is required.

Our people bring passion and commitment to our work. We encourage new ideas and welcome people who challenge the way we do things. Work for us, and we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential. Join a company that is committed to your professional development, and offered a competitive package with paid overtime.

SGS is committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and drug test.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and available to interview in New Zealand.

To apply, please use the "Apply" link and include both your cover letter and CV stipulating your preferred location.







Operations Manager 



Carry out Equipment Inspection and NDT testing activities to ensure client requirements are met under the various Industry Standards, including Health and Safety.





  • Undertake industrial testing in NDT covering components from equipment thru to major plant items, in line with consumer standards, health and safety standards, OSH requirements and quality standards, as well as in line with time frames as required by clients to ensure optimum client satisfaction
  • Complete accurate technical reports of testing for clients in a timely manner to ensure all information reported is delivered in line with customer time frames and invoiced accordingly
  • Ensure all tasks are completed and delivered in a timely manner and accurately in order to ensure that SGS risk is mitigated and that reports and advice given is of such high standing that meets all compliance requirements
  • Work with the NDT business to maximise business returns whilst minimising exposure and risk for the company
  • Ensure all activities are carried out with regard and recognition of Health and Safety requirements and personal safety
  • Ensure compliance with the SGS management system
  • Work in a harmonious manner to ensure good client relationships so that the business is developed and grows from the technical ability of the NDT Technician
  • Undertake training and gain certification as directed by SGS
  • Continue to develop and maintain professional competency through maintaining up to date with materials engineering through reading technical material and researching current trends.
  • Undertake all other relevant work requests relevant to the position 



  • A Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degree 
  • Previous project experience within the industry would be advantageous
  • Unrestricted New Zealand Driver Licence 




  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services and meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in services
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solution, can see hidden problems
  • Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication setting and can get messages across that have the desired effect 




  • Demonstrates strong commitment to SGS HSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safety meetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations, refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations related to HSE
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations and assists other staff members in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies within the workplace
  • n accordance with the SGS HSE Management System requirements, disposes of, or directs the disposal of, waste generated as a part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliance with all waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements
  • Reports all incidents (actual incidents and near misses) in accordance with the SGS Incident Reporting requirements
  • Uses all equipment (including safety equipment) in the manner intended and reports any damaged / lost equipment to supervisor
  • Maintain a safe and tidy work place including office, workshop, vehicle and on client sites
  • Maintains awareness of hazards and proposes controls to supervisor, HSE Representatives or relevant client / site contact
  • Actively participates in incident investigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management 

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