Extrusion Technician

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Iplex NZ
  • Location:Palmerston North
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  • Closing Date:03 Jun 2023


We are team Iplex - we’re over 230 people strong and we’re highly passionate about delivering plastic pipeline systems in New Zealand as we work to become NZ’s leader of plastic building materials. We have team members working in manufacturing and distribution in Palmerston North, Christchurch and Ashburton, with our commercial head office based in Auckland.  

We are looking for an Extrusion Technician to join our manufacturing team in Palmerston North. This requires someone who is a logical problem solving, able to keep calm and cool-headed while troubleshooting in order to produce plastic pipes to meet our high standards of quality. Comprehensive training will be provided!

About the role:

In this role, you will utilise your mechanical skills and fault-finding abilities to support our 24/7 manufacturing operation. You’ll work on a rotating shift pattern comprised of 2 day shifts followed by 2 night shifts, followed by 4 days off.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to bring the following:
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment in a similar role would be preferable
  • Dedication to ensuring safety for yourself and your workmates
  • A strong focus on quality standards
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong mechanical aptitude
  • Methodical, a team player and keen to get involved to further your skills
  • A mechanical qualification would be highly regarded but not essential

We offer excellent benefits including the ability to gain national qualifications in manufacturing, health and income protection insurances, and progression opportunities. We will provide both external safety training, as well as hands on training on the job to ensure you are set up to be successful.

We’d love to have you join our team – please apply today if this role sounds like your next opportunity! 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.