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McKay Ltd is a dynamic, privately owned and operated electro technology company with its head office in Whangarei and offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty and USA.

If you are a highly motivated, energetic, quick thinking individual with an excellent ability to communicate then we want to hear from you!

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Current Vacancies

Switchboard Test Engineer

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McKay Limited – Avondale – Auckland

 

McKay is a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical service provider that is locally owned and operated.  We are one of the leading contracting companies in Auckland with proven ability in a wide variety of electrical engineering projects for commercial and industrial clients through Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

 

We are looking for a highly skilled person to join our MGE Switchboard team based in West Auckland.

 

The primary focus of this role is testing MV & LV Electrical Switchboards to a high standard of safety, quality and service, but will also need to undertake switchboard manufacture when there is no testing work.

 

The successful applicant will need to ensure that all testing work is carried out methodically and all relevant documentation is completed accurately and on time.

 

The successful applicant will need to have:

  • Electrician Registration and/or NZQA Level 5 Electrical
  • Experience in Switchboard manufacture and Electrical Standards
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to be well organised and to prioritise work tasks.
  • An attention to detail.
  • A customer service focus.
  • Able to work under pressure and do what it takes to meet deadlines.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your electrical industry experience and be part of a growing company.  We offer a competitive wage rate and subsidised medical insurance.

 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. If you are not a NZ Citizen, you must have the right of permanent residence or a work permit.

 

If this sounds like the role you have been waiting for please apply for this position by filling out the McKay application form and send along with your CV and covering letter by clicking here.

Electricians / Supervisors (EOI) – New Zealand Industrial Convention Centre

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McKay Limited – Auckland

 

McKay is a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical service provider that is locally owned and operated.  We are one of the leading contracting companies in Auckland with proven ability in a wide variety of electrical engineering projects for commercial and industrial clients through Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

 

We are on the lookout for qualified and registered electricians and supervisors with skills to work at one of our major projects within the Auckland CBD

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform quality construction or maintenance work to meet client specifications and current regulations and standards.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality performance is achieved.

 Key attributes sought include:

  • You need to be a registered electrician with a current practicing license (or the ability to get a current license).
  • Sound commitment to ensuring Health and Safety is the priority.
  • Must possess a valid full NZ driver’s license.
  • To be self-motivated and proactive.
  • The ability to manage time and priorities.
  • Possess a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Thorough knowledge of current regulatory & industry requirements pertaining to the carrying out of all prescribed electrical work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your electrical industry experience and be part of a growing company.  We offer a competitive wage rate and subsidised medical insurance, coupled with fixed term and permanent employment opportunities.

 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. If you are not a NZ Citizen, you must have the right of permanent residence or a work permit.

 

If this sounds like the role you have been waiting for please apply for this position by filling out the McKay application form and send along with your CV and covering letter by clicking here.

Branch Manager (Tokoroa)

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McKay Limited – Tokoroa – Waikato

McKay is a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical engineering and electrical maintenance service company, which is 100% New Zealand owned with a proud history spanning 80 years.

 

Due to exciting growth McKay is opening a new branch in the South Waikato / Taupo Region to support our growing number of contracts and customers in the region.  This new position will be a leadership role reporting to the Bay of Plenty Regional Manager to lead our teams and continue to grow the business further.

 

McKay is seeking a manager with strong people skills, who has a proven ability to work and develop a team while also having an ability to manage customers and contracts.  McKay is focused on delivering a personalized service at a business to business level, while making staff and customers feel like they part of the Family business.  The branch manager will oversee McKay’s current team base located in the region of approximately 40 FTEs and be a critical leader in instilling the McKay culture.

 

You will demonstrate:

  • A strong track record of leadership, mentoring and team based performance improvement.
  • A strong health, safety and quality understanding and focus.
  • An ability to work autonomously and lead a business unit.
  • A proven track record in customer and contract management.
  • A friendly and helpful nature with the ability to remain calm under pressure and show initiative to get the job done

 

For the right candidate the McKay Group offers a wonderful culture, attractive rewards and a long term career opportunity both nationally and internationally.

 

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online through this site with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation.

 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

McKay – Contracts Site Manager (Tasman Mill)

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McKay is a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical engineering and electrical maintenance service company, which is 100% New Zealand owned with a proud history spanning 80 years.

Due to exciting growth McKay is looking for a site manager to assist McKay and its JV company Maintenir with its new maintenance contract at Oji Fibre Solutions mill at Kawerau.  Now the contract has been mobilised we need a site manager who will work across both the Mechanical and Electrical trades to provide Oji Fibre Solutions with one point of contact. This new position will be a leadership role reporting to the Bay of Plenty Regional Manager to support operations and give focused customer management.

McKay is seeking a manager with strong people skills, who has a proven ability to work and develop a team while also having an ability to manage customers and contracts.

You will demonstrate:

  • A strong track record of leadership, mentoring and team based performance improvement.
  • A strong health, safety and quality understanding and focus
  • Strong project management abilities and the knowledge on how to deliver it right the first time
  • An ability to work autonomously and lead a business unit
  • A proven track record in customer and contract management.
  • A friendly and helpful nature with the ability to remain calm under pressure and show initiative to get the job done

For the right candidate the McKay Group offers a wonderful culture, attractive rewards and a long term career opportunity both nationally and internationally.

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online through this site with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

Electrical/Instrument Dual Trade Technicians

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Join our team with top hourly rates paid with overtime paid at time and a half.

McKay have moved into the South Waikato we are seeking experienced staff to join our team. We are looking for dual trade technicians to be part of the new team. Successful applicants will get the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of both installation and maintenance work for a variety of clients.

Tokoroa is centrally based in South Waikato. The area has easy access to coastal beaches, lakes & mountains giving our employees and their families the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The site is an easy commute from Tauranga, Rotorua or Taupo. Escape the pressures of expensive living and explore the opportunities that South Waikato has to offer.

Your responsibilities will include:.

  • Ensure all electrical / instrumentation maintenance work and testing is carried out to the highest standards of safety, quality and service.
  • Liaise with supervisor and managerss to ensure work targets achieved.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed accurately and on time.
  • Compliance with McKay’s H&S policy and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Industrial Instrumentation Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control Level 4 / Electrical Trade Certificate or level 4 qualification
  • Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 4
  • Current full electrical registration and practicing license
  • Hazardous area installation and maintenance experience desirable.

Applicants with suitable single trade qualifications with relevant experience and / or are part way through gaining the second qualification with relevant experience may be considered.

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online through this site with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

Electricians (South Waikato)

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Join our team with top hourly rates paid with overtime paid at time and a half.

McKay have moved into the South Waikato we are seeking experienced staff to join our team. We are looking for industrial electricians to be part of the new team . Successful applicants will get the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of both installation and maintenance work for a variety of clients.

Tokoroa is centrally based in South Waikato. The area has easy access to coastal beaches, lakes & mountains giving our employees and their families the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The site is an easy commute from Tauranga, Rotorua or Taupo. Escape the pressures of expensive living and explore the opportunities that South Waikato has to offer.

You will be responsible for general electrical installations, maintenance and testing of electrical equipment,

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all electrical, maintenance and testing is carried out to the highest standards of safety, quality and service.
  • Liaise with supervisor and managers to ensure work targets achieved.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed accurately and on time.
  • Compliance with McKay’s H&S policy and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Electrical Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control Level 4
  • Current full electrical registration and practicing license
  • Experience in heavy plant, ideally pulp and paper
  • Hazardous area installation and maintenance experience desirable.

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online through this site with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

Electrical or Control Systems Engineer

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McKay Limited Bay of Plenty, Waikato

As a result of growth and increasing demand, an experienced Electrical or Control Systems Engineer is required for our existing Electrical and Automation engineering team servicing the Bay of Plenty / South Waikato. In this role you will be directly involved with a number of diverse clients and exciting projects.

The company is unique in being able to offer a complete instrumentation / electrical engineering, automation and installation package, from conceptual design, build and commissioning through to maintenance and support contracts.

We can offer you a great remuneration & benefits package, and a work / life balance dreams are made of. Our two regional offices are short drive from Mount Manganui, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane giving options for those looking to relocate. The sunny Bay of Plenty is an outdoor paradise which offers access to great fishing and hunting, mountain biking, NZ’s most beautiful beaches, lakes, and open country side. The central North Island ski fields are easily accessible as a day trip.

As an experienced, hands-on, engineer you will:

  • Have experience in a variety of industries, preferably including paper and pulp, water treatment, dairy, power generation or infrastructure.
  • Have experience in PLC, SCADA, telemetry and HMI programming, communication solutions, and integration with 3rd party software and databases, preferably across various different vendor platforms.
  • Have knowledge of control systems communication networks and protocols such as Modbus, Foundation Fieldbus, Ethernet/IP, Devicenet, Profibus
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of electrical control and instrumentation in hazardous areas would be an advantage
  • Be able to work in a team environment with a wide variety of engineers, technicians, and project managers.
  • Be able to take a project from initial concept design phase to commissioning
  • Have excellent diagnostic skills, and well-developed processes for checking the accuracy of your own and others work.

The person we are looking for will possess:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in electrical or related technology, at or equivalent to degree level. However, consideration will be given to those with considerable practical industry experience in automation and control.
  • NZ electrical registration and a current practicing license
  • A current NZ drivers license
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The desire and ability to work autonomously
  • The ability to manage their workload effectively
  • You will also have an appropriate tertiary qualification in electrical or related technology, at or equivalent to degree level with at least 5 years relevant industry experience.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation by clicking here.

E & I Technicians and Electricians

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McKay Limited – South Waikato

 

McKay operates a maintenance contract for Electrical and Instrumentation for OJI Fibre Solutions on the Kinleith and Tasman Mill locations. We are looking for an experienced dual trade technician and industrial electricians to join our team. Successful applicants will get the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of both installation and maintenance work for a variety of clients and sites including the Oji Kinleith mill site in Tokoroa.

 

Tokoroa is centrally based in South Waikato. The area has easy access to coastal beaches, lakes & mountains giving our employees and their families the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The site is an easy commute from Tauranga, Rotorua or Taupo. Escape the pressures of expensive living and explore the opportunities that South Waikato has to offer.

 

You will be responsible for the electrical installation, maintenance and testing of electrical equipment and systems on site and the installation, maintenance and testing of instrumentation equipment and systems on site.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all electrical, maintenance and testing is carried out to the highest standards of safety, quality and service.
  • Ensure all instrumentation maintenance work and testing is carried out to the highest standards of safety, quality and service.
  • Liaise with supervisor and planners to ensure work targets achieved.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed accurately and on time.
  • Provide input into assessing apprentice’s training needs as appropriate.
  • Compliance with McKay’s H&S policy and procedures.
  • Be engaged in providing feedback and undertaking maintenance delivery improvements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Industrial Instrumentation Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control Level 4
  • Trade Certificate or National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 4
  • Current full electrical registration and practicing license
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in heavy plant, ideally pulp and paper
  • Hazardous area installation and maintenance experience desirable.

Applicants with suitable single trade qualifications with relevant experience and / or are part way through gaining the second qualification with relevant experience may be considered.

 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand either as a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a work permit.

 

If you wish to apply for this position then please complete the application form and submit online with your CV, covering letter and any supporting documentation by clicking here.

 

Expressions of Interest - Electricians (All Sites)

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McKay is a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical service provider that is locally owned and operated.  We are one of the leading contracting companies in Auckland with proven ability in a wide variety of electrical engineering projects for commercial and industrial clients through Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

We are continually on the lookout for qualified and registered electricians with skills to work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Significant construction projects
  • Industrial and commercial maintenance contracts
  • Streetlighting installation and maintenance
  • Marine refurbishment and fitout

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform quality construction or maintenance work to meet client specifications and current regulations and standards.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality performance is achieved.

 Key attributes sought include:

  • You need to be a registered electrician with a current practicing license (or the ability to get a current license).
  • Sound commitment to ensuring Health and Safety is the priority.
  • Must possess a valid full NZ driver’s license.
  • To be self-motivated and proactive.
  • The ability to manage time and priorities.
  • Possess a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Thorough knowledge of current regulatory & industry requirements pertaining to the carrying out of all prescribed electrical work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your electrical industry experience and be part of a growing company.  We offer a competitive wage rate and subsidised medical insurance, coupled with fixed term and permanent employment opportunities.

 

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. If you are not a NZ Citizen, you must have the right of permanent residence or a work permit.

 

If this sounds like the role you have been waiting for please apply for this position by filling out the McKay application form and send along with your CV and covering letter by clicking here.

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