Port Otago Ltd

Mechanical Maintenance Leadership Opportunity

Port Otago Ltd

Trades and Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 28-07-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

Mobile Diesel Fleet Focus                                           

Progressive, Growth Focused Port             

Senior Level Career/Lifestyle Opportunity

Globally recognised facilities and the rich primary export sectors of the South are features of Port Otago’s continued growth as a major export hub.  Providing a comprehensive range of port, warehousing, logistics, transport and infrastructure related services, the Port continues to invest in facilities, service delivery and customer relationships that are focused on efficiency and effectiveness.  The business is dynamic, has a “hands-on” practical culture and provides career development opportunities to high performers.  

Port Otago is looking to strengthen the Plant Maintenance Team with the appointment of an experienced mechanical maintenance supervisor.  This senior level role provides motivational leadership to the multi skilled mechanical trade staff team delivering safe and documented maintenance services across a range of critical port assets including modern diesel electric straddle carriers, ship to shore cranes and a range of ocean going marine vessels.  Ensuring the availability of these assets for operations is a key responsibility. 

It is expected that applicants will possess the following attributes:

  • Proven leadership experience in a busy technical team environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced diagnostic skills
  • Maintenance leadership experience in a relevant industry
  • Heavy mobile diesel fleet maintenance experience
  • “Hands-on” experience with modern maintenance management systems
  • A Degree or Diploma qualification in an engineering discipline and/or compensating relevant experience

Above all else you will have the desire and commitment to contribute at a high level within the Port Otago environment. 

Dunedin offers a range of lifestyle choices with a wide range of recreational activities available in the city or within short travelling distance.  

We are particularly interested in hearing from mechanical engineering supervisors currently employed in the port industry or in relevant large mining/industrial operations.  This role provides the opportunity for a highly motivated engineering professional to take the next step in their career.  Strong performance in this role is likely to position the appointee for further career development opportunities. 

For further information on Port Otago Ltd, please visit their website www.portotago.co.nz.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Alan Head or Jane Cotter of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email search@eqiglobal.com .  The closing date for applications is Friday 28 July 2017.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.