Engineering Foreman

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Engineering Foreman - Step Up, Lead Success

Full Time - Invercargill

  • Join this leading New Zealand business – Invercargill based
  • Use your technical expertise and lead others to achieve
  • Step up and develop your career in this iconic NZ Business 

About the company

A New Zealand icon, founded in 1977 on the principal of 'quality first', Yunca is a 100% New Zealand family-owned business dedicated to quality and customers across both its heading and engineering businesses. This dedication and consequent success is demonstrated through the time-honoured achievement of producing quality heaters that have warmed New Zealanders for over 40 years together with the long-standing association with Tiwai smelter in Southland which has enabled Yunca Engineering to fine tune its practices to a high standard of quality and delivery. 

To continue to drive this well-established business to greater heights of success, we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented Engineering Foreman to join the Invercargill based team. Is this you?

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Plant Manager and contributing as a member of the Invercargill Operations Team, the Engineering Foreman takes overall accountability for ensuring that engineering production and services meet the requirements of the customers and in turn the objectives of the Yunca business. In doing this, the Engineering Foreman: 

  • Leads a team of engineering specialists, focused on delivering to objectives in accordance with Yunca policies and practices;
  • Leads a culture of safety, ensuring all members of the Engineering Function hold the safety of themselves and their colleagues as the highest priority;
  • Manages the Engineering processes and systems, ensuring they are fit for purpose, utilised effectively and deliver to the needs of the Yunca business; 
  • Works closely and collaboratively as a member of the Invercargill Operations Team, developing and executing plans and programmes that achieve business objectives.
  • Proactively manages relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers of the Engineering Function. 

This is a key role supporting the Plant Manager to lead achievement and needs a positive and talented team leader who can get the best out of people and processes. Sound like you? 

About you

To be successful as the Engineering Foreman you will have the following qualifications, experience and capability:

  • A relevant trade or industrial qualification.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in relevant engineering disciplines in commercial organisations.
  • Significant experience managing engineering teams.
  • Proven capability leading compliance with health and safety requirements, ideally in a higher risk or production environment.
  • A commitment to customer excellence and the ability to build positive stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience working with an enterprise-wide database or operating system. 

Are you ready to step up and make a real difference in this iconic, New Zealand business? 

How to apply 

To discover more about Yunca, visit 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Hannah Doney on


Applications close: Monday 18th April 2022

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