FREE TRAVEL. COSTS COVERED. GREAT JOB. GOOD $$.


A PRETTY GOOD PLAN

Straight up. If you are a trades qualified Fabricator or Machinist with 2 years industry experience we will pay for your flights and travel costs to get you here, cover your accommodation costs for your first week in NZ while you settle in. We’ll see you right. It’s the Farra way.

12 MONTH WORKING HOLIDAY IN NZ FOR ENGINEERS & METAL WORKERS

Why are we offering such a sweet deal?
Well, it’s no secret there’s a shortage of tradies in NZ. Especially metal workers and engineers. We have an established company with a global reputation and a massive pipeline of work. Not kidding, it’s coming out our ears. We need talented, young engineers that fit into the Farra culture, are happy to put in a good days graft, enjoy’s a beer after a job done well and that want to enjoy the freedom and adventure Dunedin and Otago has to offer. Who knows, one day you might want to come back.


WHY MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD? DUNEDIN, SOUTH ISLAND, NZ

The Perks

For a city of 130,000, Historic Dunedin has so many things to do and places to go. It’s safe, handy with average commute times is approx. 15 mins, it’s packed with wildlife, and it caters really well for those who love a bit of adventure and a brew after at one of Dunedin's many cafes, restaurants, pubs and breweries.

It’s is packed with students with world-leading higher Uni and Polytechnic and is known as a bit of a hotbed for commercial excellence, research, innovation and manufacturing.

The Dunedin and Otago region offers some of the best fishing, hiking and mountain biking tracks. There’s plenty of good hunting too, if that’s your jam. The adventure fields of Central Otago are only a hop, skip and a jump away. Fill your weekends and statutory leave with experiences like cycling the many trails, wineries and distilleries, the Highlands motorsport park, bungy jumping, para-gliding, water sports, snow boarding and skiing. Oh, and working at Farra’s is pretty bloody awesome too!

Info on Living and Working in Dunedin.

Dunedin highlights summary.

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FABRICATOR OPPORTUNITIES

FARRA has employment opportunities for Trades qualified Fabricators and Machinists with 2+ years industry experience. 

We are looking for a variety of Fabricators.  

  • Medium to heavy fabricators.
  • Skilled fabricators with a speciality in stainless steel and aluminium fabrication.
  • Capability in mild steel fabrication and certified welding.
  • Additional skills such as pressing, forming and rolling applications.

Our very large workshop is dedicated to complex heavy steel fabrications as well as lighter work, such as ducting and machinery guarding, chimney stacks, new water pipes and other mission critical work.

Our fabrication workshop is also home to our 500-tonne press brake and rollers that can take up to 38mm thick plate.


MACHINIST OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for variety of CNC Machinists to set, program and operate our 3, 4 and 5 axis machining centres, lathes, and horizontal borers on our day shift.

Work on :

  • A diverse range of CNC and manual lathes from small bar feed machines through to 9m horizontal machines and everything in between.
  • Numerous jobbing VMC’s on small to moderate size work and an array of CNC horizontal borers through to a 8.75m travel in X and 3.5m in Y floor borer for larger work.
  • Production milling with multi pallet Hyundai, OKK and DMG/ Mori HMC’s.
  • We predominately use Mastercam for programming and Fanuc Controllers however we also use Siemens’s, Heidenhain, Fagor, Mitsubishi and Fidia controllers.

Skills in mechanical and electrical assembly, fitting and field services, and precision engineering are also of interest.


WHAT FARRA DO?

Farra are an integrated, full-service engineering company. Our team are proven and experienced in the delivery of design, drafting, product development, mechanical engineering and project management to support the Energy, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Rail and Transportation, Technology and Automation, Architectural Product, Mining and Defence sectors. We have a specialty in bespoke lifting systems BMUs, PMUs and Hydro Energy with a national and global customer base. With 5 very large well equipped workshops (with the largest contract machine shop in NZ) housing 115+ people.

Some of the things we are good at:

The design and engineering of safe access solutions to the toughest places - above and below ground.

  • Creating and revolutionalising facade maintenance equipment for some of the world’s most iconic buildings.
  • Building storage tanks and silos that hold many of New Zealand’s best-known dairy, wine and beer brands.
  • Breathing new life into some of the biggest dams across Australasia through refurbishing, retrofitting and maintaining legacy componentry.

UNITED KINGDOM WORKING HOLIDAY VISA IN NZ

Applying for a visa is relatively easy. There's a few questions you need to answer and a fairly straight forward process to providing evidence. This visa helps young people from United Kingdom come to New Zealand. In a nutshell you can apply for this visa if you’re a citizen of the United Kingdom, if you’re between 18 and 30 (or 35 for some countries), are from one of the 30+ eligible countries and you have at least NZ $350 to live on for each month of your stay. While you’re here, you can work (or study) while you enjoy your holiday.

If you choose a 12-month visa and if you decide you want to stay longer to holiday and explore, you can apply later for the balance of the 23-month period. You can’t bring children with you on a working holiday. If you have a partner who wants to come to, they’ll need to apply for their own visa.

The application process requires you to :

  • Provide proof of your identity, be in good health, be of good character and genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa.
  • Demonstrate that you only intend to stay in NZ temporarily, are coming here for a lawful purpose, will comply with the conditions of your visa after you arrive, will not stay in without: 
    • A valid visa, and are able to leave at the end of your stay.
    • Be a first timer to NZ and not have had approval for a NZ Working Holiday Visa before.

RATTLE YA DAGS, WE NEED FABRICATORS, MACHINISTS AND FITTERS!

LIMITED VISAS - APPLY TODAY


It’s easy! Here’s how... Move fast!

  1. Submit your job application and/or your CV to Farra below.
  2. Go to the NZ Immigration website and fill out your application. 

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