Assistant Maintenance Manager

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About Us:

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an international forest and wood products company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns three wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We work closely with our parent company in Japan – WoodOne.

The Role:

We are now looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to take on the roles of Assistant Maintenance Manager at our Triboard Mill in Kaitaia. This is a fulltime permanent position working a minimum of 40 hours per week.

The purpose of the Assistant Maintenance Manager is to assist with the creation of and the implementation of Maintenance shut works and manage minor projects from inception through to completion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily & weekly plan that ensures our maintenance teams are fully utilised and that our technicians are achieving the plan
  • Provide technical expertise in order to eliminate repeated failures.
  • Coach, teach and build capability of all maintenance technicians to fix equipment issues properly
  • Provide assistance and cover during maintenance shuts whereby work is completed outside normal business hours when required.
  • Provide project management and planning to major shuts as directed.
  • Provide full management cover for both mills when and where required.
  • Investigate and document staff performance issues
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly performance data and assist with setting realistic improvement targets.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Trade Qualification
  • 2 - 5 years’ experience in production/related industries at a Supervisory or Management level
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Working in a SAP or Oracle based Maintenance system
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong organising and prioritising skills
  • Strong communication & relationship management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge MSOffice

What’s in it for you:

  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • A flexible working policy
  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance and Life Insurance
  • EAP Support Services
  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Free annual flu vaccinations, medical and hearing tests
  • Generous Company Superannuation Scheme

If you want to work in a down to earth, hardworking team environment, focused on continuous improvement and sustainability, please apply today.

For more information on our business please visit A full PD is available on request.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment drug and medical tests, as well as a criminal record check.

Closing Date: 30th July 2024

We will be interviewing prior to the closing date.