Region Equipment & Logistics Depot Technician

  • Company:
    Fire and Emergency New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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Region Equipment & Logistics Depot Technician

Posted: 24-03-2021 | Closes: 07-04-2021 | Manawatu-Wanganui | Palmerston North

Vacancy # 065-2021

The Region Equipment and Logistics Depot Technician (Depot Tech) is a specialist that services, maintains tests and certifies Fire and Emergency’s equipment and provides logistics (warehousing, storage and distribution) support to the Region.

About us

Fire and Emergency New Zealand was set up under new legislation in July 2017, combining 40 urban and rural fire services and 14,000 people. We became one national emergency management organisation to keep New Zealanders, their property and our unique environment safe.

Our firefighters educate communities to build their resilience by helping them prepare for, respond to and recover well from emergencies.

We respond to a wide variety of emergencies including motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, dealing with hazardous substances, severe weather events and natural disasters. We work to reduce risk to make our communities safer, through fire safety campaigns, research, and by providing advice on the Building Code.

Our people

Nothing is more important to us than our people – he waka eke noa.

We are building a workplace that is safe, respectful and inclusive for all our people. It is fundamental to our purpose and consistent with our values. We activity embrace and value diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds. This helps all people at Fire and Emergency to grow, develop and be their best by providing them with a positive experience throughout their time with us.

About the role

The equipment assets and other equipment resources are critical components in providing a professional fire and emergency service to New Zealand communities. Fire and Emergency New Zealand has currently 160,000 operational equipment assets worth $41 million in its inventory. These need to be well managed to ensure the safety of personnel, maintain operational capability, maintain readiness, ensure compliance with relevant standards, regulations and legislation and provide balance between performance, cost and risk.

The Depot Tech maintains and tests/certifies equipment and logistics equipment at the Regional Service Centre, at fire station and brigade sites and in the field during events or incidents that require FENZ intervention. The Depot Tech delivers and uplifts equipment to and from remote sites, suppliers and stakeholders.

The purpose of the Depot Technician role is to:

  • Perform maintenance and repair on regional fire and emergency equipment.
  • Identify problems with equipment vehicles using diagnostic equipment.
  • Plan maintenance, repair and servicing procedures using charts manuals and experience.
  • Test and certify equipment functionality and fitness for service to National Equipment Management Policy Standards (NEMPS).
  • Perform basic equipment care and maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid level checks, and rotation.
  • Maintain equipment ‘swap out’ pools.
  • Operate ELSC warehousing, storage and distribution activity including firefighting chemicals and foam and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Be a credible source of advice on predictive, preventative and reactive equipment asset management, maintenance testing and general equipment husbandry.
  • As this is a permanent position the following benefits will apply:

  • Matched KiwiSaver contributions up to 6%.
  • Wellness Policy – Unlimited personal sick leave (fair use policy applies).
  • Additional long service leave provisions from five years.
  • Life insurance
  • About you

    To succeed in this role, you will the following essential attributes:

  • Have a New Zealand Certificate In Automotive Engineering (Level 3) or at least 4 years-experience in mechanical engineering.
  • Be competent in small engine maintenance, repair testing and overhaul
  • Understand and use Asset Management Information Systems.
  • Have demonstrable skills in planning and organising to manage workload in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Sound verbal, written communication and computer skills.
  • Have problem solving skills and the ability to resolve engineering, logistical and distribution challenges.
  • Be willing and able to travel regionally, and nationally where required.
  • To succeed in this role you may have the following desirable attributes:

  • A Valid Class 2 driver’s license.
  • A valid Forklift licence
  • Previous experience or qualification in servicing, maintaining, repairing, storage and distribution of equipment (pumps, small engines, hose, waterway.)
  • Experience in handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Operational fire and emergency service experience.
  • For more information about this role please email .

    How to apply

    If this sounds like you, make sure you carefully consider the position description found , so your CV sets out your relevant experience.

    You will receive a notification advising we have received your application. 

    Applications will close  Wednesday 7th April 2021

    Closing date: 2021-04-07

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