Makaira Boats is currently seeking skilled professionals to join our team as we experience significant growth. We have opportunities available in various areas including Fabrication, Painting, and Fit Out Technicians. If you are looking to work for a forward-thinking company that offers competitive rates and fosters a positive team culture, we encourage you to complete the application form located at the bottom of this page. Take the next step in your career with Makaira Boats and be part of our exciting journey.

Apprenticeships

Makaira Boats is a dynamic company seeking passionate individuals eager to launch their careers in the Marine Industry. If you are a team-oriented individual with a strong drive for continuous improvement and a commitment to quality, we invite you to reach out to us. We value dedicated team players who share our vision and are ready to contribute to our success. Join us and be part of an exciting journey in the marine sector.

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    Marine Boat Welder – Minimum 4 Years Experience

    Based in the Bay of Islands, Northland, this is a unique opportunity to live and work in the ‘Game-fishing Capital’ of New Zealand. Enjoy the benefits of only commuting 5mins and having the work life balance that cities can’t offer.

    Makaira Boats is hunting for skilled Aluminium Boat builders/ welders. Makaira boats is at the forefront of boat design and innovation. Our aluminium flared hull is a world first and our boats are designed to meet Lloyds special service craft standards. Our boats change peoples perceptions of what is possible in an Aluminium boat.

    Our new purpose built factory is in a class of its own, emphasis has been put on layout and making everyones jobs easier.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Aluminium Fabrication
    • Ability to MIG and TIG weld aluminium to a high standard
    • Fabrication of boats and trailer
    • Interpret design files and drawings
    • Perform welding in accordance with weld procedures
    • Maintains high level of accuracy, efficiency and safety, ensure quality workmanship

    Our successful candidate will have:

    • 4 Years+ Experience in Aluminium boat fabrication
    • The ability to MIG & TIG weld to a high standard
    • Ability to setup welding machines
    • Ability to read, understands, follow, and enforce safety procedures
    • Ability to read, understands, and follow design drawings and instruction

    Makaira boats has a unique team culture with a flat structure, all staff are encouraged to give input in all aspects of design and production. The culture is one that fosters individual growth, we want candidates who are wanting to grow and see a long term career with us.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Has the legal right to work in New Zealand
    • Pay rate: $30.00 to $45.00 per hour
    • Minimum hours of work per week 38 hours
    • Maximum hours of work per week 52 hours

     

    Marine Painter 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Applies sealers, primers and paint, to exterior and interior boats
    • Capable of using a sprayer to prime and spray paint
    • Experience with all different types of paint hand tools
    • Ability to spray paint inside or outside while keeping safety standards in mind
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Physical capacity to perform all aspects of the job
    • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
    • Clean and dry all surfaces to be painted
    • Cover all areas not being painted to avoid mistakes
    • Maintain proper safety standards when working with painting products
    • Clean all equipment when job is finished
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Skill in selecting and applying paint and associated products.
    • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
    • Ability to select, mix, and apply surface coatings
    • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
    • Ability to use a computer for logging onto and off a job
    • Ability to understand and read English procedures and follow them

    Conditions of Employment

    • Has the legal right to work in New Zealand
    • Pay rate: $27.00 to $35.00 per hour
    • Minimum hours of work per week 40 hours
    • Maximum hours of work per week 48 hours

     

    Marine Electrician / Fit Out Technician (8 Years + Experience)

    3 Positions Available

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Read and understand installation manuals and install components to a high level
    • Mount and wire marine components such as transducers/ radars etc
    • Wire battery banks, start and house systems
    • Mount, wire and plumb outboard and inboard engines including joystick steering systems
    • Mount wire and plumb diesel cookers/ovens/heaters
    • Install and fully complete installations
    • Ensures proper care of the boat and protects surfaces to eliminate damaging the boat and components
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
    • Follow standard operating procedures.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
    • Solid understanding of 12v systems
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Ability to fault find and provide solutions to a problem
    • Display common sense and forward planning
    • Ensures proper care of the boat and protects surfaces to eliminate damaging the boat and components
    • Ability to follow instructions from Fit-out team leader and follow standard operating procedures.
    • Ability to read, understands, follow, and enforce safety procedures
    • Ability to use a computer for logging onto and off a job
    • Ability to understand and read English procedures and follow them

    Conditions of Employment

    • Has the legal right to work in New Zealand
    • Must have at least 8 year experience within the boat building industry
    • Pay rate: $30.00 to $45.00 per hour
    • Minimum hours of work per week 40 hours
    • Maximum hours of work per week 48 hours

    Currently 3 positions available

    *Makaira boats is proud to be a smoke free workplace