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Brand and Communication Manager

Marketing / PR / Events
Marketing Manager
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Newly created - lead the brand & comms strategy for signif' primary industry exporter. Broad mix of brand, comms, digital strategy & implementation

  • Senior level - remuneration reflecting the required brand & comms expertise
  • Affinity to FMCG and primary produce would be highly regarded
  • Join an extremely successful company for the new year ahead!

A newly created role and great chance to wrap your expertise in marketing strategy and delivery all together in one.

You will be driving the brand and communications strategy for a highly regarded, and significant primary sector value-add and export company.  An experience across FMCG marketing and a relatability to primary industry and farm / producer supply would be of huge interest here.
This company already has a well-established brand and market position, but you will take them to the next level, and really refine their supplier and market engagement. Your core purpose will be to raise the profile of the company, activities and brand across all stakeholders, from pasture to plate. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a companywide communication strategy, including really expanding their trade marketing and their digital footprint. And you will be the key point of for all the company’s internal and external communication.  

You will be someone who knows what good like in terms of brand strategy and enhancing brand presence. Once you get up on your feet you will be working across a broad range of projects and campaigns, engagement, project management, social and digital media and events. You will fast become the marketing go-to person for the executive who are keen to see their market presence and messaging, including sustainability, step up to the next level. You will be crucial to their effective marketing strategies and activities, and their internal link back to the company brand values and ethos.

This role is operating at the senior level and will require proven, qualified marketing expertise, and the ability to demonstrate success in developing and executing relevant brand and communications strategy. This company has huge energy and drive, but at the same time values work-life balance, so in addition to excellent remuneration, there is plenty to be gained by joining this team.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a successful, highly regarded Hawke's Bay business, with entities, teams, suppliers and customers spanning far and wide - regionally, nationally and globally.  If you have the required marketing expertise and this sounds like a great move for the new year then we would love to hear from you. Remuneration will reflect expertise here.

Please apply through this portal, or contact Rachel Cornwall at Populous People in confidence to learn more. Telephone 0272565620.

Production Team Leader - Afternoon/Nightshift

Management / Supervisor
Permanent / Full Time

Suited to leaders with experience in production / manufacturing. Steering the performance, culture and outputs in a well known, highly regarded co'.

  • Four day working week (Monday - Thursday)
  • Chance to join a great company that care greatly about their people
  • Joinery and or engineering production experience will be highly regarded

This is an excellent manufacturing / production team leadership role inside one of Hawke’s Bays most highly regarded businesses. Furnware are market leaders in designing and manufacturing bespoke school furniture and this is a great time to join their team as Production Team Leader.

Each shift, you will be making sure your team know the plan and have the tools and materials to meet all the production targets.  You will be on the production floor, coaching, training, addressing issues that arise while making sure the environment is safe and that all the processes are in place.  Better ways of doing things are welcomed here, and you will be able to have your say about process improvements.

These guys and girls have always been about their people - so if you see yourself as someone great at steering and caring for teams then you will fit right in here.

We are looking for team leader with confidence and presence, who can influence behaviours across a workshop or manufacturing floor. Ideally you will be experienced in manufacturing or production and will be passionate about creating a safe working environment for your staff, while driving the team to meet their production targets. You must be a confident people leader and have a technical leaning. We open to the industry you are currently working in.

This is a really friendly crew, and you will be supported and looked after by your leadership team. 

This role is one that will see you working with a well-known brand and company with a secure future.  If you have the relevant experience and skills to deliver here, then please apply through the Seek portal or call the team at Populous People on 06 875 8446 for a confidential discussion to learn more.

Ocean Spa - Marine Parade Pools Manager

Sport & Recreation
Operations Manager
Permanent / Full Time

An exciting phase on the horizon - bring your commercial lens, aquatics knowledge, & people centered approach to this key leadership role.

  • Lead the growth and optimisation of a large and well visited pool complex
  • Manage entire range of services from aquatics, lifeguards to gym and cafe
  • Experience in aquatics, health and fitness, or community services preferred here

For the past twenty years the highly regarded and extremely well visited Ocean Spa Pool complex on sunny Marine Parade’s Napier foreshore has been contract managed by an external provider.  From January 2023 the operations, staffing and management of Ocean Spa will come directly into the hands of Napier City Council.  This creates an exciting new opportunity which will see you sitting as a key member of the Napier Aquatic Network and working closely with other key recreational assets across Napier City Council.

Your core focus will be to lead the growth of Ocean Spa through optimising utilisation, performance, and customer experience, and that the complex continues to operate effectively and efficiently and is compliant according to all standards and regulations.  This role manages the entire range of services within Ocean Spa, including aquatics and lifeguarding, the gym, the café and customer engagement.  In addition to facility management skills required to manage this asset, a commercial lens and a people centered approach to leadership and community engagement will be crucial success factors for applicants serious about winning this role.

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • A focus on innovation, possibilities, and creativity to lead the next phase of this facilities’ development.
  • A degree qualification in sport/recreation management or related, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in planning and execution of operational, financial, and business plans to successful outcomes.
  • A commercial focus that balances people leadership, business performance and a focus on optimising customer experience.
  • Experience in aquatics, or health and fitness, or community services preferred.
  • Experience in business development, sales, tourism marketing and related activities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills
  • A commitment to continuous improvement.
  • The attitude and ability to champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of asset management and aquatic operations.

In return you will get to work and steer the success of one of our regions most loved summer year-round aquatic facilities, that truly sits as hive of activity in this beautiful city.  If you think you have the expertise and approach that would see you providing the Ocean Spa team and Napier City Council with the leadership, attitude and expertise required, then we would love to hear from you.  Please apply through this portal or give Rachel Cornwall at Populous People a call for confidential discussion on 0272565620.

Management Accountant

Accountant - Financial
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Broad accounting scope - suited to a "can do" attitude, & strong accounting base skills.  Managing & monitoring $multi-mill'n capital projects.

  • Strong rem and associated benefits
  • Well funded, future focused, people centric company
  • A great role for the new year.

This is a great newly created Management Accountant role with a Capital Project component in a large-scale entity with real commercial bandwidth and a genuine care for its crew.
Are you ready to join a great company that really cares for its people, its product and its customers? They have a state of the art operation, and set work environment so their teams have access to an on-site gym, a seriously good coffee machine, carparking at the door, wellbeing programmes for all employees, and remuneration packages right in step with the market.   
If you are an accountant with a genuine commercial mindset, and keen to help guide decisions for a significant business through the interpretation of the numbers then you need to look at this.  This is an excellent opportunity to join our client, Ziwi, based in beautifully appointed state of the art operation in Awatoto, Napier.
Ziwi is an innovative and award-winning NZ pet food manufacturer exporting its natural pet products globally. They have built an impressive business and team through living by their values of kindness, ingenuity, willingness, and innovation – they have a clear purpose to bring joy and peace of mind to pets and their guardians.  And that filter right across their engaged teams.
This role provides a breadth of responsibilities and would suit someone with a “can do” attitude.  As well as managing and monitoring multi-million dollar capital projects, you will be providing high quality financial insight, analysis, and recommendations relative to the operation and outputs across the business. Your analysis and insight will enable business managers to understand and evaluate operating costs, trends, forecasts, and develop sound business decisions. There is an important element of financial accounting here too, as you will be involved in supporting and producing monthly P and L’s, providing the crucial link to budgeting and forecasting.  There will be good variety and a range of projects to keep you on your toes and see you liaising with a wide range of people in the business.
We are flexible on what your background is, and to some extent our client will morph the role to suit your accounting expertise.  You will need to be a tertiary qualified accountant, and ideally CA or equivalent, with solid experience in a larger scale commercial setting. Ideally you will have had exposure and relate well to manufacturing and value add operations.   You will be able to balance workflow and priorities across management and financial accounting processes and have proven experience in data reporting and reconciliation.   An approachable, pragmatic style, open communication skills and a high level of initiative will see you feeling right at home and enjoying your work.
Your work will be varied and have a real commercial impact here, and you will be supported by leaders around who want to see you succeed. You will be well rewarded and gain great commercial exposure from being part of a fast-paced significant business. If you have the required expertise and feel ready to join an excellent large-scale business, then please apply now.  Or telephone the team at Populous People on 06 875 8446 in confidence to learn more.  

Please note, only candidates who can demonstrate full NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.

Senior Resource Consents Planner

Building & Construction
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

This crucial role will sit in the heart of the growth and ongoing expansion of a highly regarded agri-tech business. Travel within NZ & to Australia.

  • Ideally based in Hawkes Bay but could also be remote with the right expertise
  • Interpret & navigate resource mgmt and environment laws in NZ and Australia
  • Focus on process improvement and efficiencies key here

This crucial new resource consents planning role will sit right in the heart of the growth and ongoing expansion of NZ Frost Fans, the highly regarded and award-winning Hawkes Bay agri-tech business taking frost protection global. Effective resource consenting is a hugely important phase of their customer engagement and sales process.

As their Senior Consents Planner, you will take the lead in the development and implementation of everything relating to the consents planning process. There is real variety in this role – which combines research and documentation, preparing and managing resource consent applications, and active stakeholder engagement in regard to obtaining the resource management act approvals on behalf of NZ Frost Fans New Zealand and Australian customers.  If you are a planner, you will understand the variations that come in consenting processes – each and every council authority has a slightly different lens and rule book when it comes to consenting. Your role will be to navigate, plan, engage and manage the council and local government authority that sit as cornerstone stakeholders in their NZ Frost Fans engagement strategy. A focus on process improvement and efficiencies will ensure successful outcomes in this newly established role.

This role would ideally be based in their head office in Hawkes Bay, but the leadership team have an open mind. This role could work remotely if you have the RMA planning, environmental management or environmental science expertise that will be required in this role. A comprehensive understanding of the Resource Management Act NZ, and an ability to navigate Resource Management and Environment Laws Australia are prerequisite in this role. You must be able to travel within New Zealand and Australia as required.  This is a great chance to consider a move away from local government and to bring your expertise and people engagement skills to the other side of the fence.  It will be looked upon favourably if you have had council and consulting experience. There is a great team here, and exciting opportunities as they move through this next phase of growth.  If you have the expertise required, we would love to hear from you. Planning roles in commerce don’t arise often in regional NZ, and remuneration will reflect accordingly. Please apply directly through this portal, or for further information, call the team at Populous People for a confidential chat on 06 875 8446.

Napier Aquatic Centre Manager

Sport & Recreation
Operations Manager
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Are you a recreation / aquatics operations leader as passionate about pools as you are about people? Signif' role reflected in strong remuneration

  • Lead Napier city's Aquatic Centre & wider team of 35
  • Sitting across pools, swim school, fitness & asset maintenance
  • Summers here - and great time to be part of the recreation scene in this region

For aquatics, swim school and water based recreational management leaders, this will be a well remunerated role and great opportunity to have an impact, right in the heart of Napier city.

Napier Aquatic Centre is Napier's community much loved aquatic facility, providing sporting and recreational opportunities for all of our community. With circa 200,000 users per annum, this asset sits right across health and fitness, learn to swim, sport development and leisure and play.  There is a team of approximately 35 people here, spanning their swim school, customer experience, aquatics and life-guarding, fitness & training, and plant and asset maintenance. 

This people centric operations leadership role is all about optimising and developing the teams here, ensuring excellence in stakeholder engagement and bringing great structure and procedural performance across this important asset. You will be responsible for leading the Aquatic Centre Management team, collaboratively ensuring operations are safe and efficient, driving continuous improvement across aquatic programming and services, controlling expenditure and ensuring aquatic assets are fit for purpose.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree qualification in sport/recreation management or related, and/or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in planning and execution of operational, financial and business plans to successful outcomes;
  • Experience in aquatics, or health and fitness, or community services preferred
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • A commitment to continuous improvement
  • The attitude and ability to champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of asset management and aquatic operations

This busy centre runs 7 days a week and so the ability to plan a workforce relative to this, and to pitch in and support across the week will be important here.

We are looking for a leader as passionate about pools as they are about the people.  If you think you have the expertise and approach that would see you providing this team with the tools, systems and support that they need all year round, then we would love to hear from you.

Please apply through this portal, or give Rachel Cornwall at Populous People a call for confidential discussion. Tel 0272565620.

Health and Safety Advisor

HR & Recruitment
OH & S
Permanent / Full Time

Variety and scope are the appeal here. Great exposure across the full remit of HSW activities - from the National Aquarium to the works depot.

  • Bring your skills and experience to hit the ground running
  • Deliver best in class, fit for purpose and scalable initiatives
  • Well remunerated, great flexibility and rewarding work

This is your opportunity to have a positive impact in a true advisory level and partnership role across a substantive Hawkes Bay entity.  Our client, Napier City Council, is on the hunt for two engaging and experienced health, safety, and wellbeing specialists keen to deliver best in class, fit for purpose and scalable initiatives, all the while having fun.  Napier City Council employs a hugely capable and varied workforce of over 500 employees across the region and have exciting plans for the future.  They have made significant strides in health, safety and wellbeing and are now looking for two proactive and experienced health, safety, and wellbeing advisors to provide support, advice and guidance across the organisation.   

Reporting to the health and safety lead, and working with a dedicated team, these roles are all about ensuring health, safety and wellbeing is front-of-mind right across the Council – from advising, guiding and supporting leaders and staff based in the offices, through to those out in the field working at libraries, sportsgrounds, in the animal control depot, and even at the aquarium – variety is definitely the appeal here!    You will be immersed in operational health and safety activities, providing advice on health and safety best practice, overseeing contractor management, developing, and improving safety systems, processes and SoPs, upskilling and coaching staff, and championing from the front.  If you enjoy being out and about, working alongside people, and being involved in the full remit of health, safety and wellbeing activities then this is the role for you.

You may be in a current health, safety and wellbeing advisory role now and looking for a fresh change, or you could be well on your way to the next step in your career.  Either way, it will be important that you are able to hit the ground running here to confidently provide advice to influence safe behaviours in everyday activities of the Council’s employees and contractors.  Bringing a relevant qualification will be highly regarded, and it goes without saying that you will be someone who can collaborate and engage with people at all levels and build positive relationships.  You will have a strong passion for doing the right thing, and you must understand and have working knowledge of NZ health and safety regulations and legislation.  For the right attitude and ability, this hands-on role could be incredibly satisfying.  Remuneration will reflect your experience. Please apply directly through this Seek portal, or for further information, call the team at Populous People for a confidential discussion on 068758446.

General Manager - Willis Legal

Partner / Manager
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

An outward-thinking, innovative and stakeholder focused approach is vital to success here. Business mgmt/finance leadership exp. required.

  • A linchpin role - bring a consistent and positive presence within the team.
  • Strong focus on operational efficiency/continuous improvement to support growth.
  • Oversight, leadership, and vision for all business and administrative functions.

This is an excellent leadership role steering the practice performance of a really engaged and highly Hawkes Bay law firm. A great opportunity to make your mark.

We are looking for a motivated, professional leader who can ensure good practice platforms and bring out the best in an already highly capable team.  This role combines strategic, operational and finance leadership.  You will have a strong focus on operational efficiency and continuous improvement with an eagerness to engage and be part of their wider success.
Our client, Willis Legal is a highly regarded and progressive firm in Hawkes Bay. Their approachable, friendly and united team work together to provide clear, practical solutions across a complete range of commercial and personal legal services.  As their new GM, reporting to the Executive Partner and working alongside their highly capable leadership group, you’ll be their linchpin, bringing a consistent and positive presence within the team who currently span across three offices (Napier, Hastings and Taradale).

Day-to-day, this will see you providing oversight, leadership, and vision, for all business and administrative operations, including finance, client service, human resources, marketing, and IT.  Your focus will be to keep the firm running smoothly while driving and implementing initiatives that support future growth, direction, and performance.   
An outward-thinking, innovative and stakeholder focused approach is vital to success in this role. You’ll be a switched-on warm communicator who can comfortably juggle multiple priorities.  Nothing will be a problem for you.  Ideally you will have senior leadership experience in a professional service or aligned environment, but either way, you will bring a well-honed communication, engagement, marketing, IT/technology and strategic ability skill set that will ensure you can support the future direction and growth here.  You must feel comfortable in the details of finance transactions as you will manage their significant trust account. 

This is a great chance to join a team of passionate and talented people with a real commitment to create a vibrant culture to drive the best possible client experience in the legal profession. If you have the required expertise and see the potential and future opportunity for growth in making a move like this then please apply through this portal, or telephone the team at Populous People for a confidential discussion to learn more on 06 8758446.

Supply Chain Planner

All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Experienced in supply & demand planning? Familiarity with key MRP & supply planning concepts will be well rewarded. Highly regarded HB co'

  • Great chance to add value in material forcasting & inventory optimisation
  • Lots of contact points between sales & production & suppliers
  • Call us to learn more - 06 875 8446 - a great move for the right person

Is your expertise and happy place in MRP and supply planning, and digging deep into the detail around all things supply and demand planning? This is a good time to be putting your head up and looking at this new role. 

A really engaged leadership crew, and wider team, and seriously great product and culture all sit that the heart of this much-loved Hawkes Bay company. Their team BBQ’s and social gatherings reflect the family element here, but they are taking on the world and need your help.

You will pretty much have a clean sheet of paper as they are looking to bring best practice in supply planning and inventory optimisation.  This role reports to a really switched-on Supply Chain Manager keen to see their S&OP processes truly hum with more accurate data modelling and information flows. People and systems fit naturally together for you. You will fast become the glue that sits between the sales team and actual production inputs and outputs from the manufacturing team – in doing so you will help drive the planning horizon from now and right out to the future.

We love building the team for this client, and have seen many people well rewarded, developed and flourishing in their careers here over the years. They are a leading design, manufacturing and distribution business; a major player in the NZ market and a significant exporter to Australia, and Asia, and other international markets.  Supply chain planning is crucial to their success.
Your core focus will be in supply planning and inventory practice optimization - with a mid-long term supply chain planning horizon, and on helping improve their S&OP (IBP) maturity and ability to meet service levels.  There are many moving parts – you will be helping ensure things flow really well here; championing master data disciplines, coupled with developing valuable, data-driven reporting and business insights to improve supply chain performance visibility.

If you are experienced in supply and demand planning, you are familiar with key MRP and supply planning concepts, and you enjoy the data and discipline that sits at the heart of effective planning, then we would love to hear from you. This might be suited to a relatively recent supply chain grad with two – five years experience looking to taking the next step up, or a seasoned planner wanting to feel more valued and enjoying a new and positive role. Either way we would love to hear from you. Please apply here, or call Rachel Cornwall at Populous People to learn more, tel 0272 565620.

Embedded Systems Design Engineer

All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Join a hugely capable team of engineers and developers - based right here in Hawkes Bay, software development for tracking wildlife across the globe!

  • Opportunity to join world leading wildlife tracking engineering team
  • Plan, design, implement and verify new products
  • Bachelor level qualification required and knowledge of eng design practices

This is an exciting time to be joining a world leading wildlife tracking sales and engineering team. You will be based from Hawkes Bay New Zealand, whilst working closely with the Canadian based parent company.

The core essence of this highly specialized role is all about writing the code for the micro-controllers that make hardware come alive. And in this very clever business it is hardware that enables wildlife of all shapes and sizes to be tracked.  Our client specialises in manufacturing devices capable of tracking creatures spanning avian, freshwater, marine and terrestrial wildlife. This career opportunity places you at the heart of their technology offering.

This company’s Radio, Acoustic, Archival, GPS and Satellite instruments deployed on animals throughout the world provide insight to animal behaviour, how and where they spend their lives. We need an embedded systems design engineer to design, implement, and verify new products and feature, as well as to support existing product designs.

To be successful in this role you will need hands-on embedded systems design experience. You will be a good systems programmer and you’ll have solid knowledge of general circuit theory. Other key experience we are looking for includes:

  • Bachelor level qualification at the minimum, with hands-on software/firmware design experience,
  • Software exposure to the likes of C, C#, Java or similar,
  • Excellent familiarity with test & measurement equipment normally used in design work,
  • Good dexterity with miniature circuits and components;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and demonstrated ability of documenting the engineering work, very good command of English language is a must;
  • Practical knowledge of firmware design principles
  • Up-to-date familiarity with the latest electronic components, primary and secondary batteries, sensors and signal conditioning would be welcome assets as well.
  • Experience with programming techniques for ultra low-power battery operated systems would be a great asset although can be taught on the job.

This is a great role for a practically minded systems design engineer. If this sounds like you, then we really want to hear from you. Please apply through this seek portal or call the team at Populous People on 06 875 8446 for a confidential discussion to learn more.

Temporary Supply Chain Coordinator

Purchasing / Procurement
Contract or Temp

Play a key part in contributing to the success of this highly regarded manufacturing company. Hasting based role that is well remunerated.

  • Must be confident in Microsoft Excel and ERP systems
  • If you love all things procurement and inventory related, then look no further!
  • Innovative business and a culture of continuous improvement

We are urgently looking for someone to step in as a Supply Chain and Inventory Coordinator for one of our favourite clients. Hastings based and with a very supportive team who will show you the ropes across their inventory systems that play an important part in this highly successful manufacturing company.

Working closely with the supply chain team, your core responsibility will be to procure raw, semi-finished and finished materials that align to the project and production plans. Each day you will be communicating with team members across planning, production and customer experience to gather the right details to prepare accurate purchase orders and on time delivery of materials.

This role will be best suited to those who have been in a similar role based in a manufacturing or production-based environment. You will need to be competent in using Excel and ERP systems, and you must have strong communication skills and have high level of accuracy in your work. Experience in working across stock and inventory control will be key.

This role will have a good hourly rate and although it is a temp position, it could open up opportunities to you but at the very least be a great summer role for the next few months.

Contact the team at Populous People on 06 875 8446 for a confidential discussion to learn more or apply through this portal. We will move quickly on this role as our client is looking for an immediate start.

PA and right hand to Executive Director / Deputy CE

Admin / Secretarial / Office Support
Personal Assistant
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Operating as the right hand administrative support to really great a exec that sits across a broad range of teams & functions - lots of variety

  • PA / EA or team support admin experience will mean you hit the ground running
  • Energy, engagement & good people interaction skills will ensure you love this
  • Look for an immediate start (or a temp?) but this will be long term here

Personal Assistant and right hand to Executive Director / Deputy CE
Are you organised, professional, and have the knack for dealing with many moving parts and contact points? This busy PA / EA opportunity could be perfect for you.
This role has come about due to internal promotion, and so leaves a gap for an immediate start if that works for you, but for the right person we can also wait – so think hard about this option for your next move. Either way there will be good support as you learn the ropes. We are certain the right person will enjoy this move and wider team.
Located in the heart of Napier and supporting a busy people centred Director, this role be really rewarding for an EA who loves easing workflows and helping guide an executive through her priorities in this case that span across Finance, IT and HR teams.  That makes for lots of variety and plenty of people contact across this professional and dedicated operation.
The director you are supporting brings an engaged and supportive approach to the business and her teams, and the right person will enjoy a really positive work relationship here.
We are seeking a highly professional and organised person with great communication and administrative skills, to be the right-hand support, assisting with the smooth day-to-day planning, engagement, steering and operation of this business division.    You will answer front end enquires and help marshal workload, and you will play a key part in communications. In doing so you will be pivotal in reducing administrative pressures and providing the day-to-day support that sits around a busy executive office that is host to a wide range of workflow and enquiry.   
We are looking for candidates with great interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to operate with real tact and discretion. We are open to a range of experience levels, but ideally you will be an experienced senior administrator or PA / EA order to win this role, preferably within a medium to large work environment. You will need high level administrative and computer skills, go-to initiative and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
If you have the skills required to excel in this crucial role, then we would love to hear from you. Please apply through this portal or telephone the team at Populous People on 06 875 8446 for a confidential discussion to learn more.  

Auto Electrical Technician - circa $90k

Trades & Services
All Hawkes Bay NZ
Permanent / Full Time

Join the expert engineering team at NZ Frost Fans. Great people and exciting design led product in award winning NZ exporter. Excellent rem

  • Suited to qualified auto-electrician ideally with diesel engine expertise
  • responsible for assembling wiring looms, engine controllers & electrical comp's
  • in a wider tecnical and engineering team of 20 - lots of support

Do you consider yourself an expert in auto-electrical interface? This is a great role for an auto electrician keen to be part of a seriously clever business and committed team of technical and engineering experts. NZ Frost Fans are a global leader, significant Hawke’s Bay exporter and experts in their agri-tech space; they produce their world class frost protection systems from their large manufacturing site in Hastings, Hawkes Bay.

There is new leadership across this business and they are really keen to see their people engaged and enjoying their work.

If you are a qualified auto electrician wanting to feel valued in your work, and you keen to develop and broaden your expertise working alongside a team of expert technicians and engineers then this will be great move for you. Lots of variety and complexity awaits you here.

As a key member of the electrical team you will be responsible for assembly of wiring looms, engine controllers and electrical componentry for Frost Fans.  You will also play a key part with finished product too – providing fault finding and diagnostics support to field-based Frost Fans Service Technicians and customers.
Key Tasks:

  • Building controllers, start boxes, and wiring looms for diesel powered frost fan engines.
  • Programming new assembly units, test radios and controllers.
  • Providing diagnostic advice over the phone to Service Technicians and customers (local and overseas).
  • Providing diagnostic advice via email to Service Technicians and customers (local and overseas).
  • Occasionally attending onsite breakdowns.
  • Stock management.

You Will Need To:

  • Be trade qualified (NZQA) Auto Electrician
  • Demonstrated relevant auto electrical experience, ideally with diesel engines
  • Have experience fault finding, both by inspection and by having the problem explained to you over the phone
  • Be known for your patience and persistence to resolve problems
  • Have a good phone manner and be able to quickly establish rapport with others
  • Be able to clearly explain procedures over the phone to Service Techs and customers

  You will be well supported here, joining two other technicians in a wider engineering team of approximately 20.

If you have the auto-electrical expertise required here and see yourself fitting into this professional and customer focused business, then we would love to hear from you.  Apply here, or telephone Rachel Cornwall at Populous People to learn more. Tel 0272 565620.

Only candidates able to demonstrate eligible working visas and the ability to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

Climate/Senior Climate Scientist - Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Science & Biotechnology
Permanent / Full Time

This is a unique opportunity to provide strategic direction to climate considerations in the management of resources in Hawke's Bay.

  • Bring your expertise in climatology to be successful here
  • Apply your knowledge in a meaningful way for a range of stakeholders
  • Join a team passionate about the environment and have a real impact

Are you an experienced climate scientist looking to apply your knowledge and expertise in a meaningful way?  This is a unique opportunity to provide strategic direction to climate considerations in the management of resources in Hawke’s Bay.  You will provide key insights and assistance with any extreme weather events and with climate impacts on the health of the region’s natural environment. 

Our client, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council plays the principal role in ensuring a clean and healthy environment for our communities.  Their purpose is clear - to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing, and connectivity.  This role is all about understanding and communicating what we are seeing in our climate and helping to use this information to describe patterns within our region’s air quality, water quality and quantity. You’ll look for trends in our climate records and track severe weather such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves.  You will also have a lens on climate change and regional greenhouse gas emissions.  As a technical specialist in this field, you will be able to tailor your analysis to a range of stakeholders, from river engineers to local iwi and key industry players, politicians, and the general public.  Your skills and knowledge will be looked upon to discover emerging issues and trends to support the development of climate change strategies and priorities for the region. 

If you have the required expertise in climatology and feel confident in identifying trends, investigating climate’s influence on changes in the environment, getting on top of climate change projections, and are someone that works well across and with a wide range of other teams in respect to climate data and reporting, then this role could be well suited to you. To be successful, you ideally will bring a post -graduate qualification in climatology/meteorology, earth science, or geography.  Right now, you may be in another council environment, or sitting in the likes of NIWA - either way, you will have a genuine passion for climate science and a desire to be part of the future solutions that will help assure the sustainability and evolution of the region.  Experience with R and/or Python languages would be ideal here.  If you have the expertise required, we would love to hear from you.  Please apply directly through this portal, or for further information, call the team at Populous People for a confidential chat on 06 875 8446.