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Super Star Agricultural Mechanic

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Our Temuka based client is currently seeking an Agricultural Mechanic to join their Workshop Team, working closely with their Workshop Manager/Engineer and Paint Sprayer. The duties of this role will include working on, servicing and fixing company trucks, utes, various makes of tractors and machinery. Pricing parts and liaising with the owner on best practice is a main component of the role. Over different periods of the year, you may be asked to help out in other areas of the business. Weekend work and on call in the busy months will be required.

The successful candidate will be offered a very competitive hourly rate based on experience and the opportunity for the company help you gain HT licencing if not already obtained.

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:
• Previous knowledge of agricultural machinery. Ability to service utes, trucks, and tractors as a minimum.
• Mechanically minded and able to perform general machinery maintenance and repairs.
• Work productively and efficiently, prioritising and completing tasks to a high calibre.
• Have an excellent work ethic and an all-round team player.
• Current, valid drivers’ licence.
• The ability to weld may place your application at an advantage

If you have all the above experience and attributes, please apply with your CV to:

Applicants for this position should have a NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Ministry of Justice and ACC checks apply. Applicants must also be drug free and willing to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

Personnel Placements specialises in temporary and permanent placements in a range of industries within the Mid Canterbury region, but more than that we look to place the right candidate with the right clients to increase your chance of long-term work.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Apprentice Fabricator

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
  • Are you looking for a change in career?
  • Are you finished school and looking to start a career?
  • Responsible and above all reliable?
  • Willing to learn & grow into the role?

We are looking for someone to join a family orientated team of twenty four at an aluminium joinery company. Hours of work are typically 7am to 4pm with some flexibility required to cover peak workloads.
Your duties would include:

  • Learning and applying all aspects of aluminium fabrication
  • General sweeping up around the factory
  • Helping load/move finished product
  • Becoming an integral part of the team
  • Proving your excellent work ethic To be considered for this role you must display:
  • A willingness to learn and retain information
  • An outstanding work ethic
  • The ability to methodically complete the job at hand
  • Hands on skills
  • Absolute reliability Any applicants for this role will need to have an appropriate license and vehicle to get yourself to and from work each day. Regular, random drug testing is carried out – therefore you are required to be drug free to be considered. You must also agree to an ACC claims history check and Ministry of Justice criminal history check. Please click apply now and send me your CV.

To register your interest for this position, please apply online or send a cover letter and C.V. to:

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Electrical Technician (Agricultural)

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
  • Ashburton based locally owned company
  • Comes with vehicle, phone + tool allowance
  • Varied role working in agriculture sector plus on residential and commercial projects
  • Overtime rates included

Are you an experienced Electrical Technician looking for a change? Do you have a NZ EWRB Electrical Certification? Do you enjoy a varied role where no two days can be the same?

Our client is a family-owned business who have been operating in Ashburton in the agricultural sector for over 30 years.  Due to the high demand of their quality product and continual market and company growth, they require a NZ Qualified Electrical Technician that can service their customers’ requirements in the Mid Canterbury, South Island region and beyond.

This is a key role to support a growing customer base and will include diagnosis of Pump faults, residential and commercial aspects, VSD installations, LED light programming, Switch board inspection, installation and repair. You will be responsible for electrical design, repairs, maintenance and installations, commissioning, servicing and repairs.

This is a hands-on role which will suit someone who is comfortable working autonomously with the support of a good team, is enthusiastic and motivated, and above all is reliable and trustworthy. You will have good written and verbal communication skills, have a solid background as an electrician, preferably in the agricultural sector in irrigation and have engineering experience.

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • A current NZ Electrical practising licence – EWRB Registered
  • Awareness of NZ Health & Safety
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • An understanding of the rural sector and farming
  • PLC Programming experience
  • AutoCAD
  • Excellent people skills and is customer focused
  • A positive and proactive attitude with ability to adapt
  • An understanding of hydraulics and pumps is desirable but not necessary

To be successful in this role you will need to have excellent organisational skills and record-keeping, be able to build solid relationships with colleagues and external clients and be able to problem solve.

The hours for this role are day shift, Monday to Friday 7.00am-5.00pm along with rostered on-call weekends. Overtime is paid at time and half after 50 hours.  

If you are looking for a role that presents daily challenges and variety then this may be the position for you. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and must be conviction free.

A job description is available on request.

For further information contact Jo Keig on (03)308 9675 or email your application to

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Experienced Glazier/Aluminium Fabricator

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

We have to local clients who treat their team like family and like to reward effort, expertise, loyalty and longevity – this is your opportunity to become part of their valued team! Full confidence assured for all applicants.

They are seeking:

– An experienced tradesman either in glazing or someone with a building or fabrication background who is
used to fitting glass.
– You will be able to undertake the measuring, cutting, and fixing of glass of all shapes and type, and you
will be able to glaze sashes, doors, and different framing.
– You will also be able to carry out retro fit double glazing, wood and aluminium; measure and fit showers and

This team is a close knit team and you will need to be a team player who gets on well with your managers and colleagues, and of course, enjoy and show courtesy to your customers.

A clean licence and your own reliable vehicle is important, and you will need to be drug and alcohol free. MoJ checks and drug testing will apply to the successful candidate.


Get in touch now for a confidential, no obligation chat, by applying with your CV and Cover letter to