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Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

About the role


Our Rigging and Transport Department are seeking experienced Riggers to join our highly skilled team based in Devonport, Auckland.


In this role you will be involved in the movement of a wide variety of equipment and stores on and off vessels and ashore.  From propellers to pumps you will have a variety of challenges to face on the Royal NZ Naval ships and commercial vessels.


Role Specifics


  • $34 - $39 per hour 
  • $51 - $57 Time and a half (40-43hrs)
  • $68 - $76 Double time (43hrs+)
  • Additional benefits


About you


To be successful in this role we are looking for someone who has the following attributes


  • Strong Health & Safety focus.
  • Trade Certified as an Advanced Rigger ort minimum 3 years practical experience
  • Able to work in confined spaces and at heights.
  • Ideally hold a certificate of competence in Crane Operation (Tower and Mobile).
  • Ideally hold class 4 Heavy Trade licence, along with Fork Hoist F endorsement.
  • Ideally a background in the marine industry.
  • Available to work overtime on weekends and evenings.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • 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.


Locally in New Zealand, we are actively growing our team to deliver some key projects for the defence and commercial sectors in Aotearoa. Our team of over 120 trades people work on the Devonport Naval Base in partnership with our customer, the Royal New Zealand Navy. As the Navy’s strategic maritime partner, we provide complete maintenance, repair and overhaul services to their entire Navy fleet. We also undertake ship conversions, life extensions, retrofits and major repairs, in both the dry-dock and in the water, for our customers.


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 #47990

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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