Current Vacancies



 §  Experienced in an industrial or manufacturing environment?

§  Keen to live in or around the Ruapehu region?

The opportunity (Tangiwai Sawmill)

We are seeking to recruit a suitably skilled and experienced person to join our Mechanical Maintenance team at the Tangiwai Sawmill. This is a permanent, fulltime position. Tangiwai Sawmill is located close to the small yet well facilitated towns of Ohakune and Taihape. 


About you

All candidate requirements include;

§   Trade certificate in Fitting and Turning Level 4, Maintenance and Diagnostics or similar is preferred.

§   Demonstrated technical ability;

o    Heavy machinery and industrial plant maintenance experience.

o    A working knowledge of hydraulics systems and an ability to understand schematic drawings would be advantageous.

§   Demonstrated awareness and utilisation of workplace Health and Safety systems.

§   Physically fit, able and mentally alert, including the ability to work in confined spaces.

§   Available for mechanical callouts, participation in the on-call roster and to work overtime.

§   Hold a Full Class One New Zealand driver’s license and hold or be able to obtain a Forklift endorsement.


About us

WPI is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the selection process applicants will be required to pass an independently conducted pre-employment health and medical assessment which includes drug testing.


Please note applicants must be currently located in New Zealand and legally entitled to work in New Zealand on a permanent basis at the time of submitting an application.

For further information please contact Clint Murray on 027 271 6731 or email

To apply for this position please email a letter of application and a resume to