Engineering Instructor – Canterbury

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: CO CM
  • Location: Canterbury (Waitaha)
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1451725
  • Job Title: Engineering Instructor – Canterbury
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Join our Frontline whanau in an exciting role as an Engineering Instructor in Canterbury!

Offender Employment (OE) is all about supporting offenders to improve their work habits, work experiences and skills so that they can increase their chances of obtaining sustainable and legitimate employment on their release. By providing this foundation to success, we reduce reoffending and keep our communities safer.

We are looking for Engineering professionals who want to work with people who have had diverse life experiences but are motivated about making a positive change in their lives.

We need you to teach, support and use your life experiences to help others unleash their talents and be part of something that can be life changing!

We can offer you a supportive work environment that will stretch your skills and offer you opportunities for development and growth while providing you with personal satisfaction at the same time.

We are looking for someone who has engineering experience who holds a relevant trade qualification. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about helping our prisoners make positive changes. The projects are exciting, and you will take pride in your work while being safety conscious.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • Related Trade Certificate in Engineering Lv.4 or above
  • Previous experience in a commercial Engineering environment
  • Possess a 4098 qualification to provide Industry Related Training through Industry Training Organisation (ITO)
  • Current Trade related Certifications would be advantageous
  • Previous install work experience
  • A sound level of competency with Outlook, Excel & Word
  • The ability to work individually & in a small knit team
  • Exceptional people, communication & organisational skills
  • The ability to motivate and harness the talents of people within a team environment.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A full New Zealand Drivers License

This list is not exhaustive as other duties will be required and assigned.

The Department of Corrections manages offenders to ensure they comply with their sentences. At its core, our work is about creating opportunities; for our people as well as offenders. We need people of all skills and life experience to help us create these opportunities.

The hours of work will be on a rostered shift basis of 80 hours per fortnight. Public Holidays with the possibility of some overtime or call-outs may be required. This position is currently based at Christchurch Men’s Prison but you are appointed to the region, so must be prepared to rotate to other sites in future.

A comprehensive induction and initial basic training course is provided for the successful applicant. This will involve 11 weeks residential training onsite in Christchurch & at our College just outside of Wellington to focus on the custodial elements of our position. You must complete the Corrections Officer training to become an Instructor.

Strict online testing deadlines need to be adhered to if you are shortlisted, and you would be required to attend an Assessment Centre in Christchurch on 26th March 2020.

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at