Machine Systems Technician

Thinking Careers.    Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch, and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions, and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy, and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a trade qualified technician to join our technical team. This is a full-time permanent role based in Mount Maunganui. 

The main objective of the role is to maintain, repair and retool plant and equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, with a focus on upholding safety and maximising production at our customer’s sites. To be successful, you need to have the following:

  • Strong trade qualified mechanical skills (hydraulic, electrical, or pneumatic experience advantageous)
  • Good fitting, fabrication and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to effectively perform preventative maintenance tasks
  • You enjoy being part of a team environment, but have the ability to work unsupervised
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Customer service, relationship management, influencing skills
  • Robust problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility, initiative, and proactive
  • Participate in rotating call out and shifts during times of peak seasonal demand and as required
  • An uncompromising attitude towards Health & Safety
  • Limited or full electrical licences desirable
  • Fibre Packaging or production machinery knowledge advantageous


This is an interesting and varied role for the successful applicant.  On going training and opportunities to up skill is provided and encouraged.

This is a salaried, full time position which is based at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Local employment terms and conditions will apply. An excellent remuneration package is on offer and will reflect the importance of this position.  

If you are keen to take on a new challenge, then you should embrace it and apply now!