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02 May 2023

Electrical Fitter

Job Outline

LeaderBrand is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses with operations in Ashburton, Matamata, Pukekohe and our home base in Gisborne.   We pride ourselves on being one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of fresh vegetables and prepacked salads.  

Our mantra ‘from garden gate to dinner plate’ is all about providing superior quality fresh produce that tastes great to all kiwi families.

LeaderBrand’s process engineering team is seeking an experience electrical fitter to join their busy team supporting and maintaining our ‘state of the art’ salad production facility based in Gisborne. 

  • Installs, tests, maintains and repairs electrical installations, process machines and automated systems in accordance with regulations and specifications
  • fits, assembles, installs, tests, commissions, maintains and repairs electrical systems and equipment.
About The Role

The electrical fitter role will be based in Gisborne, offering a full-time permanent role with a minimum of 40 hours and maximum of 60 hours per week that can be worked.  If you love working with a great bunch of people, enjoy variety in your work, seek to resolve challenges and able to offer:

  • Familiarity with specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations
  • Installation of electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances
  • Installation, maintenance and repairs of machinery from pneumatic, electrical and automated systems
  • Carrying out scheduled preventive maintenance as per set standards, following and maintaining diagrams
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance of different machine models, including trouble shooting in electrical panels
  • Work with Food and Safety good practices.             
About You
  • Qualification equivalent from Level 4 Bachelor degree
  • Five years’ relevant experience in similar role
  • Able to comply with safety standards/codes and ensure good housekeeping practices are maintained
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills
  • A team player, motivated self-starter and willing to learn
  • Able to identify, understand and resolve issues.


  • Permanent full-time employment
  • $38 to $43 per hour (dependent on experience)
  • Service reward scheme
  • Birthday leave after first year
  • Hot meal Monday to Friday
  • Fresh produce to enjoy
  • Awesome bunch of team mates.

As part of LeaderBrand’s employment agreement you will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, have NZ residency or valid working visa and proof of completed Covid vaccinations.

If you have the skills and experience applicable to this role please apply, we would love to hear from you.