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Country/Region:  Ne
City:  Auckland

Babcock New Zealand currently has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Electrical Worker to join our experienced team based at the Navy Base in Devonport.


About the role:

This role will report to the Unit Leader and undertake assigned activities that will include the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul of Ship or Boat Propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment (Small Craft & Tender Craft).


Key tasks will include:

  • MRO of Main Propulsion equipment such as gearboxes, bearings, shafting, propellers, rudders, stabilisers, bow & stern thrusters.
  • Installation, repair, maintenance and set to work of auxiliary systems (Pumps, Coolers, Compressors, HVAC, Valves and Pipework, Hydraulics)
  • Disassembly, repair and rebuild of both Main & Auxiliary propulsion machinery & equipment including any testing, repairing, replacing and aligning of components as required.
  • Lead or assist other works as deemed appropriate to skill level & required H&S criteria.
  • Conduct pre/post maintenance performance checks.
  • Undertake surveys and assist with estimate development and recommendations relating to modifications, alterations and proposed maintenance.
  • Manage new and emergent work in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Determine appropriate repair methods by ensuring adherence to applicable maintenance standards.
  • Make recommendations for workshop process and procedure improvements or changes to maintenance routines.

About You:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate some of the following types of skillsets and experience:

  • A trade qualifications or strong experience in mechanical engineering including small / medium boat systems
  • Experience working on a variety of mechanical marine equipment and systems
  • A good level of written and oral communication skills with proven experience in writing reports on faults, maintenance and commissioning
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, a cooperative, team player
  • You actively promote a health and safety culture within the organisation to achieve targets of no lost time injuries or erroneous environmental discharges.

What’s in it for you:

In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a great location, with total support and commitment from a hands-on management team. Drawing on the substantial experience of Babcock International, this is a career defining opportunity for someone who can drive change and influence people.


About us:

Babcock is a leading engineering support services organisation, with a rich history of service excellence, with over 35,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over NZ $9.5 billion. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 700 staff. Operating across defence, mining and construction, aviation, ports, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people.

Nothing is more important to Babcock than the safety of its people, customers and the community in which we work. With the motto of ‘Home Safe Every Day’, we have an uncompromising commitment to health and safety.


Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


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