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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!

We offer Careers and not just jobs.

Marine Electrical Engineer

Electrical/Instrument Dual Trade Technicians

Leading Hand – Streetlight Maintenance

Marine Electrician

Maintenance Supervisor (Electrical)

Electricians and Instrument Technicians

Subcontract Electricians and Instrument Technicians

Linesmen (Tauranga)

Electrical Supervisors

Electrical Supervisor (Rotorua)

Electricians (Rotorua)

Electricians (South Waikato)

E & I Technicians and Electricians

Expressions of Interest – Electricians (All Sites)

Current Vacancies

Marine Electrical Engineer

 

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McKay Limited – Whangarei – Northland

 

McKay is NZ’s largest privately family owned electrical engineering and contracting company with over 420 employees and branches through-out New Zealand and in Connecticut (USA).
As a result of growth and increasing demand in our Marine Projects, an Electrical Engineer is required for our existing design and engineering team, based in Auckland. This will involve you working in a number of diverse, exciting, small and large scale projects for New Zealand and overseas clients.
The ideal candidate will:
• Be focused on the detail and will be thorough in your delivery of engineered solutions.
• Be a fast learner
• Be able to work in a team environment with a wide variety of engineers, technicians, and project managers.
• Be flexible, and able to adapt quickly to different customer expectations.
• Be able to deliver innovative solutions to problems.
In addition to these attributes you will be prepared to work away from home to commission your projects and provide technical support to our clients.
You will:
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Be a self starter
• Be able to manage your workload effectively
• Strong knowledge in DC and AC Engineering Theory
• 4+ years experience in the Electrical Marine Industry (and or)
• Experience in the Renewable Energy Sector
• Be proactive
You will have a degree in electrical engineering. Consideration will be given to suitably experienced engineers with an alternative degree.

 

We seek applications from those that have the right to live and work New Zealand.  Overseas applicants that are work visa ready may also apply.

Leading Hand - Streetlight Maintenance

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McKay Limited – Whangarei – Northland

 

The McKay Group of companies (www.mckay.co.nz) was established in 1936 and is a multi-disciplined electrotechnology company.  We are now one of the largest privately-owned electrical organisations in New Zealand with extensive knowledge in design, automation, and heavy industrial, commercial and marine electrical engineering.

 

We are a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical project and maintenance service provider with over 380+ employees.  We are proud to have worked with a wide variety of clients from many industries throughout New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Internationally. We have several significant opportunities for growth in the coming years.

 

Currently we are looking for a Leading Hand to support the Northland Projects and Maintenance Department. The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Far North District Council Streetlighting Maintenance Contract.  This position will be based in Whangarei/Kaikohe.

 

To be successful in this role some of the key skills and qualifications are:

  • Registered electrician or line mechanic
  • Good knowledge of the RAMM, Road Assessment and Maintenance Management, software package
  • Street lighting or utility pole experience
  • Self-motivated and able to work efficiently unsupervised
  • Good leadership and planning capabilities
  • Great attitude and good communication skills

If this sounds like you, then come and join a strong, friendly and successful team in a family owned company that cares about its people.

 

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 have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Marine Electrician

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McKay Limited – Whangarei – Northland

 

The McKay Group of companies (www.mckay.co.nz) is now one of the largest privately-owned electrical organisations in New Zealand. We are a dynamic and highly successful multi-disciplined electrotechnology company with a specialist Marine business that services clients in NZ and throughout the world.

 

We are seeking an experienced marine electrician for an immediate start to assist in the installation and maintenance on high end vessels such as, the Wellington Electric Ferry and other national opportunities. This role will be Whangarei based with occasional work with your team at other Northland sites. The successful candidate must be self-sufficient, motivated and have a good work ethic.

This is a permanent full-time position within a growing company with room to move.

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Have a practical, common sense approach
  • Be a licenced and registered electrician who takes pride in your work
  • Have proven electrical experience, with industrial or marine experience giving you an advantage
  • Be comfortable dealing with a wide range of personalities, and be positive about health and safety
  • Be able to work independently and part of a team as required

Although not mandatory, additional experience in the following areas will benefit your application:

  • Experience with Hybrid and Electric ships
  • Experience with marine electronics, Navigational systems and Digital switching
  • Experience with PLC installations and Automation

If you are interested, please apply by completing the Mckay Application Form and submit online with your CV and any supporting documentation.

 

Applications will only be considered if you have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Maintenance Supervisor (Electrical)

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McKay Limited – Whangarei – Northland

The McKay Group of companies (www.mckay.co.nz) is now one of the largest privately owned electrical organisations in New Zealand with extensive knowledge in design, automation, and heavy industrial & commercial electrical engineering. We are a multi-disciplinary electrical contracting and electrical engineering company with operations throughout the North Island. We undertake projects in NZ and around the world giving our people options, exciting projects and careers.

 

We are a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical project and maintenance service provider.

 

In this role you will be responsible for providing efficient co-ordination and supervision to ensure customer requirements are met, in a safe and efficient manner, on multiple  maintenance contracts within the region.

 

If you are a highly motivated, energetic, quick thinking individual with the ability to effectively lead a team and to ensure all work, contracts and project plans are carried out to required levels of service, then we want to hear from you!

 

In addition to the attributes mentioned above, to be successful in this role you require:

  • Electrical Trade qualification with appropriate registration with the EWRB and a current practicing license
  • Ability to provide technical support to staff in a field based role
  • A current driver’s license
  • A background in maintenance provision would be an advantage.

Applications will only be considered if you have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Electricians and Instrument Technicians

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McKay Limited – Central North Island / Waikato

McKay is one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned electrical and instrumentation contracting companies. Due to growth and high demand for our services in both the industrial and commercial sectors we are seeking experienced commercial and/or industrial Electricians and Instrument Technician employees with project and/or maintenance experience.  There are a variety of options available from short term shut down work to longer term projects and permanent positions in ongoing projects and shut down work in the Central North Island/Waikato area.

If you are keen, are fully registered with a current practicing license and would like to register your interest, please forward your CV and relevant training documentation to Tracy Julian at tracy.julian@mckay.co.nz.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of H&S and comply with policy and procedures
  • New Zealand registered Electrician/Instrumentation Tech, with current practicing license
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve onsite as required
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strength both technically and practically to execute and deliver project, installation and maintenance work to the expectations of all stakeholders
  • Capable of working unsupervised.

Applicants will only be acknowledged where they have the immigration status to legally live and work in New Zealand.

Subcontract Electricians and Instrument Technicians

McKay Limited – Central North Island / Waikato

McKay, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned electrical and instrumentation contracting companies is seeking experienced commercial and/or industrial Electricians and Instrument Technician sub-contractors with project and/or maintenance experience, for ongoing projects and shut down work in the Central North Island/Waikato area.  If you are keen, are fully registered with a current practicing license and would like to register your interest, please forward your CV, Insurance Details and relevant training documentation to Tracy Julian at tracy.julian@mckay.co.nz.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of H&S and comply with policy and procedures
  • New Zealand registered Electrician/Instrumentation Tech, with current practicing license
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve onsite as required
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strength both technically and practically to execute and deliver project, installation and maintenance work to the expectations of all stakeholders
  • Capable of working unsupervised.

Applicants will only be acknowledged where they have the immigration status to legally live and work in New Zealand.

We also have permanent positions available.

Linesmen (Tauranga)

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McKay Limited – Tauranga – Bay of Plenty

The McKay Group of companies (www.mckay.co.nz) established in 1936, is a multi-disciplined electrotechnology company.  We are one of the largest privately owned electrical organisations in New Zealand with extensive knowledge in design, automation, IoT, and heavy industrial, commercial and marine electrical engineering.

 

We are a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical project and maintenance service provider with over 350+ employees.  We are proud to have worked with a wide variety of clients from many industries throughout New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Internationally.

 

We have a number of significant opportunities for growth and are looking for Linesmen to join our Tauranga team within our Bay of Plenty region.

 

We seek Linesmen with experience in line work and a current practicing license.  Applicants accredited to work on Powerco and/or Unison operations will be particularly desirable. A Class II Vehicle License is also strongly desirable.

 

We are looking for motivated people with the ability to work unsupervised or as team members, have great work attitude and good communication skills.

 

Come and join a strong, friendly and successful team in a family owned company that cares about its people.

 

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 have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

 

Applications close 25/08/2019

Electrical Supervisor (Rotorua)

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McKay Limited – Rotorua – Bay of Plenty

The McKay Group of companies (www.mckay.co.nz) is now one of the largest privately owned electrical organisations in New Zealand with extensive knowledge in design, automation, and heavy industrial & commercial electrical engineering.

McKay is a multi-disciplinary electrical contracting and electrical engineering company with operations throughout the North Island. We undertake projects in NZ and around the world giving our people options, exciting projects and careers.

We are a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical project and maintenance service provider.

In this role you will be responsible for providing efficient co-ordination and supervision of electrical and instrumentation resources on site.

If you are a highly motivated, energetic, quick thinking individual with the ability to effectively lead a team and to ensure all work, contracts and project plans are carried out to required levels of service, then we want to hear from you!

To be successful in this role you require:

  • Instrument and /or Electrical Trade qualification with appropriate registration with the EWRB and a current practicing license
  • 5 years experience in heavy industries preferred
  • Supervisory experience in a relevant role
  • A current driver’s license.

The role offers regular weekly wages and paid overtime if wanted.

To apply for this position you must fill out the following application form. Please complete and attach with your application

Electricians (Rotorua)

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McKay Limited – Rotorua – Bay of Plenty

The McKay Group of companies is now one of the largest privately owned electrical organisations in New Zealand with extensive knowledge in design, automation, and heavy industrial & commercial electrical engineering.

We are a dynamic, growing and highly successful electrical project and maintenance service provider.

Due to our growing reputation and work portfolio we are looking for electricians to join our team in Rotorua.  We are looking for people who are highly organized, can handle pressure, and show flexibility to tackle anything put in front of them.

You will be supporting a team of engineers and trade staff undertaking projects and providing electrical maintenance expertise to a diverse client base across the industrial, generation and infrastructure arenas.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Registration with current practicing license
  • Good communication skills with sound computer literacy
  • Motivation and drive with high work standards and a professional manner
  • Ability to be highly organized and use initiative
  • Experience with PLC’s, VSDs or instrumentation will be advantageous

If you’ve got a great work ethic and a great sense of humor, then we want to hear from you!

To apply for this position you must fill out the following application form. Please complete and attach with your application

Electricians / Supervisors - NZICC Project

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McKay Limited – Auckland CBD

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 position you have been looking for, kindly complete the application form and submit it along with a covering letter, CV, driving licence copy and copies of relevant trade qualifications and certificates.

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.

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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