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Marine Fitter/Mechanic


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Babcock New Zealand are looking for Skilled Marine Fitter/Mechanics to join our team based on the Devonport Naval Base.


Join our team at Babcock NZ Ltd and take on a vital role as a Marine Fitter, where you will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of ship and boat propulsion machinery.

You'll work on a variety of tasks, from repairing gearboxes to installing auxiliary systems, ensuring our vessels are in top condition.

If you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity in the marine engineering industry, this is the role for you.


Hourly Rates


  • $40 per hour
  • $60 – 1.5x after 40hrs
  • $80 – 2x after 43hrs
  • Additional benefits

Key Responsibilities


  • Perform Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) of ship and boat propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment, including gearboxes, bearings, shafting, propellers, rudders, stabilizers, bow & stern thrusters.
  • Install, repair, maintain, and set to work auxiliary systems like pumps, coolers, compressors, HVAC, valves, pipework, and hydraulics.
  • Disassemble, repair, and rebuild both main and auxiliary propulsion machinery & equipment, ensuring testing, repairing, replacing, and aligning components as needed.
  • Conduct pre/post maintenance performance checks.
  • Collaborate with other Babcock Maintenance teams during peak load periods and work collaboratively with other departments of the business.


About you


The ideal candidate for this role should possess a Level 4 Trade Certificate in a relevant engineering discipline and hold a Class 1 NZ Driver's License. They must have a diverse set of mechanical and electrical engineering skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve machinery issues.

Quick decision-making skills and excellent communication are crucial, especially in high-pressure situations. While not mandatory, having marine engineering experience, the ability to manage teams, and knowledge of small boat systems and marine diesel engines would be advantageous.

This role is perfect for an individual who thrives in a complex environment, values composure under pressure, and is eager to contribute to the continuous improvement of our operations.


Key Required Skills


  • Trade Certificate (Level 4) in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Full NZ Driver’s License (Class 1 minimum).
  • Wide range of mechanical and/or electrical engineering skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to diagnose mechanical system or machinery faults.
  • Ability to make quick and confident decisions in emergencies, along with excellent communication and customer relation skills.

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.

So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job Req #53860

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