Careers

Trinder Culture

As one of the larger engineering companies in the stunningly beautiful “lifestyle” region of Nelson Tasman, we take pride in our engineering excellence and innovation, and attracting and working with the best people our industry has to offer.

We offer opportunities to design, manufacture, install and repair a wide range of engineering solutions and products. With a strong focus on helping our clients to increase productivity, we have been developing new machinery for forestry, farming, viticulture, horticulture and other primary industries and heavy transport organisations for many years.

Employment and Training

The Trinder Group is built on the foundations of strong family values. We invest in our people to inspire and equip them with skills to be the best they can be in their chosen field. Safe working and well-being are always a top priority for us.

All Trinder staff are encouraged to continue training and upskilling throughout their career with us. We currently support over 20 apprentices and others who are working through engineering degrees and as emerging professionals.

Current Vacancies at Trinder

We are always on the lookout for experienced and passionate trade stuff who take great pride in their workmanship. Where would you like to work?

Engineering Student Intern Opportunities

Undergraduate Internship (Mechanical/Mechatronic) – Professional Experience

Are you a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering student who has completed their third year of studies or a final year student, needing additional Professional work experience to graduate? If so, we could have the opportunity you’re looking for.

We need an enthusiastic intern(s) with proven academic abilities, strong practical experience, an inquiring mind and broad interests.

The successful candidate will primarily be based with the R&D team where they will work on joint and individual tasks, ranging from machine design and analysis, to drawing production and project management. The paid position is essentially for 10 weeks – temporary and full-time.

Benefits

The ideal student will benefit from the following:

  • Design office work experience
  • The opportunity to work alongside a dynamic, culturally diverse and busy design team
  • Establishment and/or development of a professional career profile
  • Possibility of practical site work – as deemed necessary by the office manager and duties

The cumulative experience and professional standing of the design team provides a great environment for an emerging R&D/design engineer to grow and evolve.

In addition, the Nelson/Tasman region is within easy reach of three outstanding national parks which can support an adventurous lifestyle. Nelson and Richmond host a vibrant and progressive community. If you can offer commitment, a real passion for engineering and life and a good academic record, contact Trinder today.

Contact

If you are interested in joining our Engineering/R&D team as an intern, please contact David Aitchison, Research & Innovation Office Manager via Emily@trinder.co.nz

Engineering Student Postgraduate Opportunities

Postgraduate degrees – Master of Engineering (ME) & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Are you keen to get real-world, immersive, and hands-on engineering experience whilst completing a postgraduate degree? And does the notion of collaborating day-to-day with a team of highly experienced, industry-based engineers and world-class scientists and researchers excite you? If so, a postgraduate project, scholarship funding, academic fees and a stipend could be waiting for you.

We currently have several exciting postgraduate positions available, in Open Ocean Aquaculture – Infrastructure development/deployment:

Be a part of New Zealand’s aquaculture future and join us on a nationally strategic journey of discovery and environmentally conscious engineering work – Aquaculture 2030. We are passionately engaged in developing large structures, engineering systems and products to meet projected needs and more.

You will need to be highly motivated, ‘practical’, a good communicator, a NZ resident and passionate about engineering.

Benefits

The ideal student will benefit from the following:

The cumulative experience and professional standing of the design team provides a great environment for an emerging R&D/design engineer to grow and evolve.

In addition, the Nelson/Tasman region is within easy reach of three outstanding national parks which can support an adventurous lifestyle. Nelson and Richmond host a vibrant and progressive community. If you can offer commitment, a real passion for engineering and life, and possess (or are projected to gain) a good 2:1 BE or better contact Trinder today.

Contact

If you are interested in joining our Engineering/R&D team whilst studying for a ME/PhD, please contact David Aitchison, Research & Innovation Office Manager via Emily@trinder.co.nz

Engineering Student Career Opportunities

Graduate Design/Projects Engineer – Mechanical

We regularly have opportunities available for highly capable and enthusiastic Graduate Design Engineers and/or Graduate Project Engineers within our Design/ Research & Innovations teams. If you are ready to take the next step in your engineering career and want to be part of a progressive world-class organisation, get in touch.

Benefits

The ideal graduate student will benefit from the following:

  • Design/R&D office work experience
  • The opportunity to work alongside a dynamic, culturally diverse and busy design team
  • Establishment and/or development of a professional career profile
  • Exposure to a broad range of engineering projects and professional experiences

The cumulative experience and professional standing of the design team provides a great environment for an emerging design/projects/R&D engineer to grow and evolve.

In addition, the Nelson/Tasman region is within easy reach of three outstanding national parks which can support an adventurous lifestyle. Nelson and Richmond host a vibrant and progressive community. If you can offer commitment, a real passion for engineering and life, and hold or are expecting a good 2.1 BE or better, contact Trinder today.

Contact

If you are interested in joining our Engineering/R&D team, please send a CV, with cover letter, and academic transcript to David Aitchison, Research & Innovation Office Manager via Emily@trinder.co.nz

Engineering Post-Doctoral Opportunity

Opportunity

Are you keen to get real-world, immersive, and hands-on engineering experience whilst completing a postgraduate degree? And does the notion of collaborating day-to-day with a team of highly experienced, industry-based engineers and world-class scientists and researchers excite you? If so, a postgraduate project, scholarship funding, academic fees and a stipend could be waiting for you.

We currently have several exciting postgraduate positions available, in Open Ocean Aquaculture – Infrastructure development/deployment:

  • Fin-fish farming structures (ME – good 2:1 BE Mech required)
  • Oyster farming structures (ME – good 2:1 BE Mech required)
  • Structures deployment & positioning (PhD/ME – good 2:1 BE Mech/BE Mechatronics required)

Be a part of New Zealand’s aquaculture future and join us on a nationally strategic journey of discovery and environmentally conscious engineering work – Aquaculture 2030. We are passionately engaged in developing large structures, engineering systems and products to meet projected needs and more.

You will need to be highly motivated, ‘practical’, a good communicator, a NZ resident and passionate about engineering.

Benefits

The ideal student will benefit from the following:

  • Design/R&D office work experience
  • The opportunity to work alongside a dynamic, culturally diverse and busy R&D team
  • Establishment and/or development of a professional career profile
  • Within a framework of formalised design – Design, build and test is part of our research culture

The cumulative experience and professional standing of the design team provides a great environment for an emerging R&D/design engineer to grow and evolve.

In addition, the Nelson/Tasman region is within easy reach of three outstanding national parks which can support an adventurous lifestyle. Nelson and Richmond host a vibrant and progressive community. If you can offer commitment, a real passion for engineering and life, and possess (or are projected to gain) a good 2:1 BE or better contact Trinder today.

Contact

If you are interested in joining our Engineering/R&D team whilst studying for a ME/PhD, please contact David Aitchison, Research & Innovation Office Manager via Emily@trinder.co.nz

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Job Advert

About the Opportunity:

Due to remarkable growth in Trinder Engineers’ outward facing R&D, engineering and consulting operations, we wish to appoint a seasoned and results-driven Senior Design Engineer with a professional standing and exceptional portfolio of project experiences – to help us steer the company into this new business era.

Our expansion goals have been carefully aligned with themes of high regional and national importance – leading to new business opportunities, products, services and markets.  To fulfil these exciting prospects our focus has necessarily shifted to growing and realigning our Research, Innovation & Design capabilities, in unison, to meet these expanding and increasingly important business activities.

Consequently, we are looking to appoint an outstanding Senior Design Engineer to work within our dynamic and integrated Research, Innovation & Design team. We work closely with local industries, consultants, research providers and Universities to source technically rich, challenging, and exciting projects – supported by a tight collegial team of passionate and highly qualified engineers, academics, scientists and designers.

We want only the best in our journey towards being the best.

Role Description:

Our senior design engineers work proactively and collaboratively with clients, staff and other networked experts to provide comprehensive project management and high-level fit for purpose engineering solutions.

The appointee must bring a depth of professional expertise and a developed breadth of engineering design capability, cross-discipline technological knowledge and practical Design for Manufacturing (DFM) experience to all projects within their involvement furthermore , they have experience in producing compliant design solutions which meet or exceed New Zealand engineering standards and approved code of practice.

You will need to formulate valid and viable design solutions quickly through having an acute understanding of mechanical systems, assemblies, details, manufacturing operations and available technologies. This will be underpinned by your innate sense for everything mechanical and intuition into what will ‘work’ first time. You must be able to apply your insight and gain an early impression of cost efficiency and fitness for purpose in the design project you’ll manage.

Naturally, as a highly effective designer, you’ll need to be comfortable working independently whilst overseeing the work of other colleagues and responding to new and ongoing client requests. We believe in sharing knowledge and nurturing our junior/up-coming staff in a professional and collegial environment.

The team are invested in the SolidWorks suite of design tools.

Design staff report to the Departmental Manager.

This role is full time – 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Exhibit a range of engineering, mechanical and machine design knowledge and skill sets.
  • Mentor and guide colleagues, particularly junior staff.
  • Provide project leadership – reporting, managing resources and budgets.
  • Working closely with existing clients to continually build those relationships and to also help establish a new client base.
  • Provide hands-on involvement with total life cycle engineering projects, including concepting through to onsite commissioning, testing and validation.
  • Produce fit-for-purpose design solutions.
  • Work efficiently, effectively and with innovation.
  • Provide a well-developed base of interpersonal and technical communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and professional working nature.
  • Able to accept guidance, peer review and own your decisions/mistakes.
  • Act with professionalism, integrity, humility, honesty, conviction and passion.

This role will suit someone with the following background/experience/qualities:

  • BE or equivalent, ideally complemented with an allied trade certificate or relevant post graduate qualification and/or CPEng or current equivalent registration.
  • At least 10 years of mechanical engineering design experience, of which 5 years must have been spent leading projects.
  • A proven ability to take responsibility for the financial viability and profitability of projects under your management.
  • Considerable work-based practical knowledge and hands-on experience in mechanical engineering, particularly aligned with engineering design and also evident in your leisure time activities.
  • A demonstrated range of diverse mechanical project experiences will be essential.
  • Must be an advanced SolidWorks user and proficient with PDM and ideally Simulation – all in a competitive commercial environment.
  • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Time efficient working practices with demonstrated abilities to work to strict deadlines.    
  • Experience of working in an innovative and progressive environment and able to ‘think outside the square’ but within context of commercial realities.
  • Strong communicator, an intent listener and able to produce high quality technical documents and engineering drawings.
  • Enjoy being a key contributor in a winning team.

What they will offer:

  • An opportunity to work on a diverse range of exciting and challenging design/engineering projects.
  • Job security.
  • Health insurance package.
  • Competitive remuneration based on experience.
  • Premier NZ location to live, work and play.
  • Be part of a friendly, passionate and visionary team.
  • Join us on a journey of outstanding achievements and opportunities.

To find out more:

To apply for this position, you will need to provide evidence that you have NZ residency or a valid work visa. A full driver’s license is preferred but not essential. A formal offer of employment is subject to our standard pre-employment checks including health, medical and other background checks.

For more information regarding this role and a copy of the position description, please email Kerry Hill.

Kerry@trinder.co.nz

Require:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Indicate the notice period you’ll need to serve, and the time taken to be available for work in Richmond NZ

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