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Rotating Equipment/Mechanical Technician

Date Posted: April 6, 2023
Closing Date: April 23, 2023
Reports To: Rotating Equipment Supervisor
Location: New Plymouth
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time

Position Summary

Through the use of trade qualifications, skills and expertise, ensures that Methanex NZ’s plant and equipment is efficiently maintained in a cost effective manner, in order to meet production requirements. This will be achieved by developing and using appropriate methods and standards.

Provide rotating and mechanical maintenance expertise in work planning, co-ordination, implementation of work and supervision on a day to day basis.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide a Maintenance Service involving repair, fabrication and modification of plant equipment and installations of new plant and related systems
  • Ensure all mechanical equipment is overhauled and repaired using problem solving root cause analysis and defects engineered out
  • Assist in the continued revision of parts and equipment documentation, implementing change where appropriate
  • Assist with project design, implementation and management when requested
  • Thorough knowledge of rotating equipment including turbines, pumps, gearboxes, fans etc and repair of them
  • Update CMMS – Provide documentation of work performed, supplies, and services used and other items that will be required to plan and control maintenance activities
  • Utilise computer system to obtain parts, enter work requests and purchase requisitions.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems in Mechanical equipment
  • Provide support in coordinating and scheduling outage related Mechanical work
  • Ensure that all maintenance and minor modifications to the plant are implemented in accordance with Methanex standards and Best Practices and are in compliance with all relevant New Zealand legislation.
  • Develop checklist, workpack, work procedures and schedules for the plant
  • Read and interpret equipment drawings and prepare material lists
  • Implementation of Preventative Maintenance program
  • Recommend modifications to processes, procedures, repairs or equipment to increase plant and maintenance efficiency
  • Coordinating and monitoring spare parts and material requirements
  • Communicating/Reporting – Participate in daily toolbox meetings as well as monthly department meetings, prepare Preventative Maintenance Reports, write reports in Maximo on the completion of each job for sign-off and history purposes
  • Day to Day supervision of work groups
  • Provide 24 hours on-call assistance as part of a formal roster.

Position Qualifications


  • National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 4) or equivalent

Experience and Skills

  • Several years’ experience in the Petrochemical/oil/gas/refinery maintenance environment
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of mechanical maintenance needs
  • Experience in maintaining an industrial plant
  • Experience with maintenance overhaul of rotating equipment
  • Experience with laser alignment of rotating equipment
  • Experience with high pressure steam raising plant and associated equipment
  • Experience within a machine shop using lathes, milling machines and associated equipment
  • Experience with basic vibration analysis
  • Experience with Predictive and Preventative Maintenance programs
  • Working knowledge of Plant operations
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to impart knowledge to people
  • Good organisational and planning skills – capable of planning routine and shutdown work
  • Able to read and interpret engineering and mechanical drawings
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer skills including experience using Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
  • Experience with Industrial Maintenance practices and systems
  • Good team player
  • Ability to see and analyse key issues

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Applications close 4.00pm, Sunday 23 April 2023 NZT

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