Technician - Engineering and Allied Trades

Listed 14 days Ago
Otago Polytechnic
Manufacturing - Other


Fulltime, permanent

Tēnā koutou katoa

Be a part of a dynamic organisation in New Zealand’s tertiary education system – placing ākonga (learners) at the very centre.

Whakairohia he toki, tāraia te anamata

Learning with purpose, creating our futures

Ko wai mātou | About us as an organisation

At Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, a business division of Te Pūkenga, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining kaimahi (staff) who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to help set the direction for quality vocational and applied learning to meet tomorrow’s needs.

We are guided by our values of Manawa Ora | Manawa Roa | Manawa Nui  We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua ensuring equity for Māori and increasing access for all

Mō te tūraka mahi | About the role 

As a Technician, you will be required to maintain equipment, prepare teaching labs and ensure that teaching facilities are fit for purpose within the Engineering Technologies and Allied Trades areas of the College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences. 

This position will involve general preparation, setting up and maintenance of electrical, civil and mechanical laboratory equipment. The duties also include housekeeping for the lab and ākonga (learner) project spaces, maintaining stock level supplies and supporting kaimahi (staff) and ākonga in the correct and safe use of equipment. In addition, you will be involved in maintaining the health and safety plan for Allied Trades and Engineering Technologies.

Ko wai koe | About you

You will be a NZ Registered Electrician along with being an organised and approachable person who enjoys working with a wide range of people. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to the support of young people and to meeting the diverse cultural and learning needs of our ākonga (Learners). You will also display the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic.

Training in allied trades, civil and mechanical aspects of this role will be given to the successful applicant if required.

The successful applicant will uphold our organisation’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi by continuously developing and upholding your understanding of our obligations and connection with Te Tiriti as an individual and as an organisation

Through recognition, empowerment and inclusion, you will give greater acknowledgement to the unmet needs of Māori, Pasifika and disabled people and their whanau.

You will have demonstrable health and safety best practices and enjoy being part of a team who support each other.  You will easily be able to build and maintain relationships and communicate well via email, phone and face-to-face.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

For specific information please contact Adrian Tetlow 0800 762 786 or

For a position description or to apply please click on the link.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 21 July 2024.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.