Karioi Pulpmill

Engineering Manager

The opportunity (Karioi Pulpmill, Central North Island, New Zealand)
Reporting to the Pulpmill Site Operations Manager, the Engineering Manager (previously called Maintenance Manager) will be accountable for providing leadership, co-ordination and management of the engineering team which includes the maintenance, reliability and projects functions.
The Engineering Manager will manage the engineering function in full, including completion to schedule and budget, engineering productivity levels, and monitoring and managing progress to meet schedule milestones.
The primary objective is to ensure pulp production is maximised through continuous provision of reliable plant.

About the role
 Develop high performing teams in alignment with organisational values.
 Manage and coordinate engineering activities to achieve improvement in performance in productivity, reliability and standards.
 Monitor plant repair and maintenance expenditure, ensuring alignment to the repairs and maintenance budget.
 Work with production leaders and planners to ensure preventative maintenance programs meet production demands, while reducing and eliminating production downtime.
 Implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve equipment capability, processes and achieve cost objectives.
 Drive a safety first culture across the site, ensuring compliance against safety measures.

About you
 Tertiary qualified (Bachelor at minimum) in engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical.
 Proven experience in managing an engineering (reliability) or maintenance function within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
 Customer orientated and process focused.
 Demonstrated ability to manage a complex budget.
 Sound understanding of New Zealand health and safety legislation and standards.
 Proven maintenance management software, ideally Maximo, experience.
 Project management experience would be advantageous.
 A strong results orientation and continuous improvement mind-set.
 Well-developed leadership skills.
 Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage at all levels within the organisation.

About us
WPI is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process applicants will be required to pass drug testing and an independently conducted pre-employment health and medical assessment.


For further information including a position description, please email jobs@wpi-international.co.nz or phone Stuart Gibson, Pulpmill Site Operations Manager on ext. 844.