Acid Plant Engineer (Six Months Cadetship)

Job Description

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About the role

To prepare for the planned retirement of one of our long serving employees we are looking for an Acid Plant Engineer to join our team at the Christchurch Works. To pick up the knowledge, the skills and obtain the required certification for the intricate operation of the Acid Plant, the successful candidate will be required to undergo intensive training for the first six months. During the training period flexibility in work shifts will be required to ensure achievement in all-round skills and knowledge.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the role of Acid Plant Engineer is to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Acid Plant to achieve the required product quality, and planned levels of sulphuric acid production to meet our customers fertiliser requirements. To maintain the plant to the required standards you will be required to co-ordinate with the Acid Plant Assistants, Maintenance team and contractors.

Ideal skills and experience:

* A qualification (Enchem 3 or equivalent) and experience, suitable to operate a chemical manufacturing process which includes a 2MW/6MW boiler and associated Turbine/ Alternator (desirable)
* Relevant trade qualification (desirable)
* Proven mechanical background, preferably in maintenance engineering, fitting and turning or process operating
* Reasonable level of computer literacy
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Ability to work shift hours
* Strong Health and Safety focus
* Motivated to train - you will be required to undergo an intensive six month cadetship

About you

Working in a busy environment you will be well organised, enthusiastic and determined. With high standards, attention to detail and a drive for performance you will manage the maintenance requirements for the Acid Plant through the use of CMMS.


* Excellent benefits package (competitive rates, 5% superannuation, medical insurance, allowances)
* Generous investment in your ongoing training and development
* Great company culture
* Career opportunities in a fantastic cooperative

How to apply

Please click on the 'apply now' to send your CV and cover letter to Marina Groom, HR Advisor or email us at

Applications close on Tuesday, 19 February 2018.

Ravensdown is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

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

Job type:

Full Time


Christchurch City