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Auto Technician

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

• Motor trade qualification essential
• Variety of work and vehicles
• Remuneration based on skill and qualifications
• Ashburton based

We are seeking NZ Qualified Auto Technicians to work on a wide range of vehicles to complete minor and major mechanical repairs and services along with electronic diagnostics for both passenger and light commercial vehicles.

Your day will consist of normal services, WOF inspections, engine and transmission repair up to major overhauls.

Requirements:

• Trade qualified motor mechanic
• WOF Certificate
• Excellent diagnostic skills
• Communicates well with colleagues and customers
• Clean driver’s license

You will need to be hardworking, have a good sense of humour, enjoy your work, and be able to work efficiently and productively.

If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a change, please email your CV and Cover letter to jo.j@personnelplacements.co.nz or phone 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Pump Installer / General Engineer

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

• Well regarded company with low staff turnover
• Enjoy the countryside while you work
• Varied and challenging role

Do you enjoy variety, challenge and working outdoors? Are you an engineer with welding and pump knowledge? Do you have experience and understanding of irrigation?

An opportunity has arisen for someone with general Engineering ability to oversee the installation and removal of irrigation pumps and to repair a variety of pumps including submersible, domestic, “end suction” and stock water pumps. You will need to have good welding ability with ARC and MIG and excellent attention to detail. HT Class 4 is preferred but training will be provided for the right person.

This role is a permanent position working Monday to Friday, 7.30am-5.00pm and some rostered on-call weekends with hours varying during seasonal peaks. The successful applicant will need to have an engineer’s mind set, be mechanically minded and understand irrigation and pump systems.

Skills or experience should include:
• Proven experience with general engineering
• Competent with ARC and MIG welding
• Diagnostic and problem-solving ability
• Pump knowledge or understanding
• High level of communication
• A full driver’s license
• Class 4 Driver’s licence preferred but not essential as training provided

If you are looking for a change, enjoy variety in your work and prefer to work outdoors then call Jo today on 03 308 9675 or email your application to jo.j@personnelplacements.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Diesel Mechanic / Technician

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Do you have outstanding mechanical aptitude?
Are your work references excellent?
Has your honesty and reliability been proven?

Personnel Placements specialize in permanent (and temporary) placements in a range of industries within the wider Canterbury area. More than that we look to place the right candidate with the right clients to increase your chance of employment with like minded people in a harmonious work environment.

Our clients are regularly asking us to find highly motivated, qualified staff with up to date knowledge and a yearning for excellence.

If you are looking for a change but want confidentiality, let us do the legwork for you and send in your application.

Heavy Traffic Licences or WOF Certification may place your application at an advantage.

To register your interest send your cover letter and C.V. to: gaye@personnelplacements.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have:
• NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
• MoJ checks apply and you must be drug
and alcohol free.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Experienced Service Technician – Ashburton

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

• Variety of outdoor work
• Vehicle plus phone
• Up to $30 per hr for the right skill set

Positions available in Ashburton.

Do you enjoy working in the agricultural sector and being outdoors? Are you mechanically minded and enjoy fixing things? Do you have experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation Sector?

We are currently seeking a Service Technician for an Irrigation client based in Ashburton. Having been in the game of providing cost effective irrigation solutions for over a decade, they are a progressive company and a market leader in their industry.

This role is a permanent position for the right applicant and has plenty of room for growth within the company. You will be required to service pivot irrigators in the Mid and South Canterbury region which will include maintenance, repairs, servicing and fault finding. Ideally, the successful applicant will have previous experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation sector, but those who are mechanically minded, have some electrical knowledge and have a maintenance background should still apply.

You will be required to have:
• A proven service/maintenance, mechanical or engineering background
• Be able to work autonomously
• Diagnostic and problem solving ability
• Pump knowledge or understanding
• High level of communication
• A full driver’s license

The hours are generally 7.30am start and can be 10 hour days during the peak season which is normally October through until February. During the main irrigation season there will also be rostered weekend work every third weekend and time and a half after 50 hours.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If you are looking for a change and want to be part of a successful and growing company then please send your CV and cover letter to jo.j@personnelplacements.co.nz or call 03 308 9675 for a confidential chat.

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Irrigation Service Technician – TIMARU base.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

• Variety of outdoor work
• Vehicle plus phone
• Up to $30 per hr for the right skill set

Do you enjoy working in the agricultural sector and being outdoors? Are you mechanically minded and enjoy fixing things? Do you have experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation Sector?

We are currently seeking Service Technicians for an Irrigation client with branches based in Ashburton and Timaru. Having been in the game of providing cost effective irrigation solutions for over a decade, they are a progressive company and a market leader in their industry.

This role is a permanent position for the right applicant and has plenty of room for growth within the company. You will be required to service pivot irrigators in the South Canterbury region which will include maintenance, repairs, servicing and fault finding. Ideally, the successful applicant will have previous experience as a Service Technician in the Irrigation sector, but those who are mechanically minded, have some electrical knowledge and have a maintenance background should still apply.

You will be required to have:
• A proven service/maintenance, mechanical or engineering background
• Be able to work autonomously
• MIG and Stick welding skills
• Diagnostic and problem solving ability
• Pump knowledge or understanding
• High level of communication
• A full driver’s license

The hours are generally 7.30am start and can be 10 hour days during the peak season which is normally October through until February. During the main irrigation season there will also be rostered weekend work every third weekend and time and a half after 50 hours.

Start will be post COVID-19 Lockdown

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If you are looking for a change and want to be part of a successful and growing company then please send your CV and cover letter to jo@personnelplacements.co.nz .

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Labouring / Hammerhands Steel fixers & Carpenters

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Personnel Placements Ashburton specialise in temporary and permanent placements in a range of industries within the Mid Canterbury regions. With our temporary roles, we look to place the right candidates with the right client to increase your chances of long term work.

We are currently looking for hard working individuals who are available for a range of temporary assignments with immediate start. Often many of our roles don’t get to the point of being advertised – we fill them with existing candidates!

The work will be in a range of industries such as:

  • Hammerhands Steel fixers & Carpenters
  • Factory Labouring
  • General Labouring


In order to succeed in many of our assignments, you will have strong communication skills, and you will be physically fit and able to complete manual handling and heavy lifting duties. The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team is very important. You will also be comfortable with being available at short notice!

Successful applicants will need to:

  • Be prepared to complete a Ministry of Justice check.
  • Have a commitment to Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Be physically fit and able to do heavy, manual labouring


It would be an advantage to have your own reliable transport.

To register your interest, please send your details through to donna@personnelplacements.co.nz stating your availability and the type of work you are looking for.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.