CNC Laser Cutter & Fabricator (Trainee)

Listed 11 days Ago
Kernohan Engineering Ltd
Manufacturing - Other

Kernohan Engineering Ltd - offering market competitive pay, above average O/T rates and allowances, a great work culture, putting safety first, treating our people well and growing rapidly. 

About the Job

It is very exciting times at Kernohan's, none the least because the brand new Hans Laser F-Series CNC Laser Cutting machine purchased in 2022 is now pumping. This investment in new technology is clear evidence of the company's drive for growth through innovation. 

Complementing this significant investment in leading edge equipment is a dedicated operations team tasked with delivering high quality product to our diverse client base. Due to an internal transfer, we are now seeking a Trainee CNC Laser Cutter & Fabricator to join the team and further develop as a CNC Laser professional. 

You will get to increase your skills and experience to:

  • Read drawings, blueprints, models and technical specifications ,etc. 
  • Undertake job cost estimating and pricing.
  • Produce high quality parts and materials by programming the Laser to perform the right operations.
  • Generate QA procedures and check/inspection points for each job.
  • Ensure proper QA inspections  are undertaken until fabrication is completed.


Up to $27phr and generous overtime rates and allowances, plus proactive training, health monitoring and employee wellbeing programmes. 

About you

Although very useful, you do not need to have a mechanical background. You are however a practical, hands on person, someone who likes to learn and to stretch themselves, and to take up development opportunities when they occur. 

Ideally, you will have:

  • Exposure to  relevant environments such as manufacturing, graphic design, signage production or similar.
  • Experience of fabrication in light materials such as plastics, alloys or stainless steel would be very beneficial.
  • Previous exposure to operating CNC equipment (laser cutter preferred) - also beneficial.
  • Above average proficiency using standard office systems and ideally, exposure to CAD software such as Fusion 360 or SolidWorks.
  • Ability to learn and understand technical standards and codes of engineering design.

You don't want just a job, but a career path into a role where you are expected to think for yourself and make decisions.

You certainly want to be given the opportunity to grow your skills and to be fairly rewarded for your talent.

And finally, you are also someone who relishes being trusted to do what you do best - work smart, work safe, find solutions, and own what you do.

About us

The Kernohan team loves nothing more than a job well done. Happy customers and proud staff are a strong combination and we're equally committed to both. Providing expert maintenance services to multiple industries has been a key part of our business since 1972. However, we are not standing still, hence the ongoing expansion of our service offerings.

So, if you care about your reputation as a maintenance engineering professional and want to work for a company equally committed to this, then applying to this vacancy should be top of your To-Do List!

How to apply

Click APPLY NOW and add your updated CV and Cover Letter. Please note that only candidates with NZ citizenship or permanent residency will be considered for this role.

Please be aware that a Pre-employment Medical, including drug and alcohol screen, forms part of the recruitment process.