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We're currently seeking people with the right skills, experience and attitude to join our team.

Current Vacancies

MHM Automation is on a growth phase and are recruiting for the following permanent full-time roles in Christchurch and Hastings. We live our values at MHM Automation of – we are bold, we are aspirational, we are in it together, we stand by it.

If you would like to join our team and require further information about the roles, please use the apply now button stating the role you are interested in, or the information you require.

Please note: applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand Citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for these job vacancies. Please ensure your application details your entitlement to work in New Zealand.

Automation Engineer
Brisbane, Australia  |   Permanent

The Role:

This position involves designing and programming the industrial control and automation systems associated with Chilling and Freezing projects. Working autonomously or in a team, you will manage automation projects and ensure their success by designing and troubleshooting electrical issues, interpreting electrical drawings, and developing software solutions. You will be responsible for ensuring that projects meet customer’s requirements in an efficient manner.

About You:

  • Be tertiary qualified in a relevant subject or Electrical Trade qualified
  • Have experience in PLC programming
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical and automation systems
  • Have a good eye for details and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time effectively
  • Be able to work autonomously or part of a team
  • Willing to travel for up to 4 weeks at a time
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General Manager - Chilling & Freezing
Brisbane, Australia  |   Permanent

The Role:

Working out of our Brisbane office and reporting to our Group COO, the General Manager – Chilling & Freezing will be the foundation of organisational success, adeptly steering the team through strategic planning, operational finesse, and unwavering leadership. The business unit comprises of our Sales, Engineering, Innovation and Project Management teams, of which you will lead and manage, ensuring there is a high performing mindset at all times. As the overseer of every facet of the Chilling and Freezing business unit’s operations ($33M annual turnover, from financial management to customer relations, you will be the driving force behind achieving goals and maximising profitability. Your previous experience and knowledge will assist you in developing sales strategies to achieve targets and KPIs for the business unit, ensuring continuous improvement of engineering practices, while empowering the team to foster innovation initiatives and developing an environment that is conducive to collaboration. You will be a team player who possesses the ability to understand and work alongside the General Managers of the other business units, while at the same time not losing focus on achieving results in your own team. With a keen eye for strategy and a dedication to excellence, you will ensure that every aspect of the Chilling & Freezing business unit functions seamlessly, propelling it towards sustained success and a culture of empowerment.

About You:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, ideally in engineering or project management
  • A demonstrated track record of success in a senior management role
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate team members
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with a data driven approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Strategically and holistically thinks about the long- and short-term implications of decisions
  • Maintains a high level of accountability and inspires the same in others, empowering them with a sense of ownership to make decisions.
  • Aligns with MHM Automation’s values and models them in their leadership style
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally (where required)

We Can Offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package, including a KPI based incentive scheme
  • An opportunity to grow your career and support to develop leadership skills
  • A newly created role provides scope for you to make your own mark
  • The opportunity to be part of a very progressive, growing and successful organisation

MHM Automation has 5 product centres of excellence across Australia and New Zealand. Despite our diversity and business breadth we are small enough for each person to make a difference through our values – we are bold, we are aspirational, we are in it together, we stand by it.

If this sounds just what you have been looking for, please apply on-line.

Apply now
General Manager - Robotics & Automation
Hastings  |   Permanent

The Role:

Working out of our Hastings office and reporting to our Group COO, the General Manager – Robotics & Automation will be the foundation of organisational success, adeptly steering the team through strategic planning, operational finesse, and unwavering leadership. The business unit comprises of our Sales, Engineering, Workshop, Innovation and Project Management teams, of which you will lead and manage, ensuring there is a high performing mindset at all times. As the overseer of every facet of the Robotics & Automation business unit’s operations ($24M annual turnover), from financial management to customer relations, you will be the driving force behind achieving goals and maximising profitability. Your previous experience and knowledge will assist you in developing sales strategies to achieve targets and KPIs for the business unit, ensuring continuous improvement of engineering practices, while empowering the team to foster innovation initiatives and developing an environment that is conducive to collaboration. You will be a team player who possesses the ability to understand and work alongside the General Managers of the other business units, while at the same time not losing focus on achieving results in your own team. With a keen eye for strategy and a dedication to excellence, you will ensure that every aspect of the Robotics & Automation business unit functions seamlessly, propelling it towards sustained success and a culture of empowerment.

About You:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, ideally in engineering or project management
  • A demonstrated track record of success in a senior management role
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate team members
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with a data driven approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Strategically and holistically thinks about the long- and short-term implications of decisions
  • Maintains a high level of accountability and inspires the same in others, empowering them with a sense of ownership to make decisions.
  • Aligns with MHM Automation’s values and models them in their leadership style
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally (where required)

We Can Offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package, including a KPI based incentive scheme
  • An opportunity to grow your career and support to develop leadership skills
  • A newly created role provides scope for you to make your own mark
  • The opportunity to be part of a very progressive, growing and successful organisation

MHM Automation has 5 product centres of excellence across Australia and New Zealand. Despite our diversity and business breadth we are small enough for each person to make a difference through our values – we are bold, we are aspirational, we are in it together, we stand by it.

If this sounds just what you have been looking for, please apply on-line.

Apply now
Mechanical Design Engineer
Brisbane, Australia  |   Permanent

The Role:

Working out of our Brisbane office, you will contribute to the design, development, and commercialisation of MHM’s Chilling and Freezing products, creating detailed designs of machines/systems and working with inhouse robotics, machine vision and automation professionals. In this role you will take the design lead on specific projects, and ensure design is undertaken within project budgets and timeline, whilst progressively developing and implementing improved systems and processes in line with the Engineering team. You will also work closely with the wider Automation, Projects, and Mechanical teams to ensure operating and cost efficiencies are obtained, quality and safety standards are achieved, and deadlines are met.

About You:

  • Previous experience in a Mechanical Design role
  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive experience with Inventor Professional and Vault Basic is required
  • Experience with Auto CAD is preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience in creating manufacturing drawings – GD&T, Welding requirements, appropriate dimensioning for manufacturability
  • Materials handling/conveying or food processing experience is advantageous
  • Knowledge of structural engineering & manufacturing practices is advantageous
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Qualities of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
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Service Engineer
Brisbane, Australia  |   Permanent

The Opportunity:

Based out of our Brisbane office, you will use your strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with customer representatives, in this customer facing role. The Service Engineer will travel throughout Australia to perform scheduled maintenance, respond to emergency breakdowns, and ensure the optimal functioning of our equipment at client sites. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the expansion of this business area by identifying new service opportunities and coordinating with the Servicing and Sales teams. Ensuring the safety of our customers, their staff, and our team members is of paramount importance, and you will be expected to adopt best practices in all aspects of your work.

About You:

  • Trade Certificate in Fitting, Mechanical Technician
  • Experience in Chilling and Freezing and/or food processing equipment would be advantageous
  • Ability to systematically diagnose faults and provide well thought out solutions
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be able to develop and maintain relationships with internal teams, suppliers, and customers
  • Be a pragmatic problem solver focused on finding solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Remuneration: We reward your expertise and dedication.
  • Career Growth: Opportunities to advance and flourish in your career.
  • Make an Impact: Be part of our journey of growth and innovation, where your contributions truly matter.

Our Values:

At MHM Automation, our diverse operations and wide business spectrum are united by our core values: we are bold, we are aspirational, we are in it together, we stand by it. Here, every individual has the power to make a difference.

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Service Lead
Brisbane, Australia  |   Permanent

The Role:

The Service Lead is a dynamic and strategic role responsible for delivering service offerings and proactive critical spare parts management for our valued customers. This role embodies a sales-focused approach, forging strong service relationships with clients across the MHM Group product range within Australia. This is a newly created position within our growing business and your role will be crucial in establishing and leading the servicing and sales of spares for our OEM equipment throughout Australia.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, or related field; MBA or Trade qualification or NZCE qualification in engineering desireable
  • Previous experience in leading a service team in the aftersales industry
  • Experience in Chilling and Freezing and/or food processing equipment would be advantageous
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be able to develop and maintain relationships with internal teams, suppliers, and customers.
  • Be a pragmatic problem solver focused on finding solutions
  • Be competent in Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask
Apply now

We are always keen to hear from people with relevant skills and experience in our areas of specialty. If you think you have what it takes, please get in touch.

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