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Product and Testing Engineer


April 2024




Head of Capital Works

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Steel People and Performance


Fletcher Steel Test Laboratory

Overview of role:

To remain at the forefront of steel quality assurance in New Zealand, Fletcher Steel has developed an appropriately accredited laboratory to support the company’s start-to-finish procurement and processing lines to ensure that the best quality steel is being supplied into Fletcher Building construction projects and to Fletcher Steel clients.  A development role has been identified to ensure that the Fletcher Steel product property and compliance leadership is seamlessly transitioned over the medium term (one to three years).  Initially the role involves gaining experience in the technical aspects of the position and an introduction to the Fletcher Steel processes, products and culture.  A quick progression to managing the operation and development of the laboratory is achievable based on proven capability.

In particular, the role is focused on:

  • The Product and Testing Engineer is responsible for planning and performing the laboratory testing, from sample receiving, preparation and testing through to reporting the results.
  • The Product and Testing Engineer ensures that laboratory customers (generally internal) are provided with timely and accurate: results, test reports, sampling advice and result interpretations
  • The role also aims to improve laboratory performance through continually developing laboratory procedures and the quality management system.

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Direct Reports

none initially, one proposed after 6 months

Key Relationships


Internal – Fletcher Steel business units 

  • Supply teams
  • Manufacturing teams
  • Regional/Branch Sales Managers
  • Customer Service representatives
  • Leadership teams


  • Service providers: calibration, equipment supply & maintenance, sub-contracted testing, consumables suppliers
  • Certifying/accrediting bodies
  • Steel test facilities
  • Industry bodies
  • Steel suppliers

Fletcher Steel is a leading provider of high-quality steel solutions, committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of our operations. We specialize in producing steel products that meet the highest industry standards, ensuring durability, reliability, and sustainability.

We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Product and Testing Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and performance of our steel products through rigorous testing and analysis in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.  The laboratory operation is accredited to ISO 17025. Other duties will include:
  • Conducting comprehensive testing of steel products to assess mechanical properties.
  • Developing and implementing testing protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams including product development, manufacturing, and quality assurance to identify areas for improvement and optimise product performance.
  • Analysing test data and preparing detailed reports outlining findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Providing technical expertise to support the development of new products and/or product quality enhancements.
  • Verifying and calibrating testing equipment to ensure accuracy and reliability of test results.
To be successful you will ideally have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Proven experience in conducting laboratory testing of steel or related materials.
  • Knowledge of steel manufacturing processes, metallurgical principles, and material properties is desirable
  • Proficiency in using testing equipment and software for mechanical testing.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
Also, as part of the Fletcher Building group of companies, we offer great benefits that come from working with one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. Including a competitive salary, discounts across a range of products, opportunities for professional development and advancement, a leading maternity/paternity package, and a collaborative and supportive work environment with a commitment to excellence and innovation.

Join Fletcher Steel and become part of a team dedicated to delivering quality steel solutions that shape the future of industries around the world. Apply now to take your career to the next level!