Lyttelton Engineering Group, refer, was established in 1953.  The present private company was formed in 1991 and is now one of Canterbury’s largest engineering companies.  It has proven itself to be one of the province’s leading marine and industrial/fabrication facilities.  Its collective experience and expertise in ship repair, boiler manufacture and repair, steel fabrication and machining, and site installation and maintenance work has firmly positioned them at the forefront of these industries.

The business is structured to undertake work in three different areas:

  • Ship repairs
  • Heavy steel fabrication and machining
  • Industrial site work including boiler manufacture, installation, and servicing,

Lyttelton Engineering Group design and manufacture Maxitherm boilers and pressure vessels, with a leading and comprehensive range from hot water to high pressure steam boilers, combustion equipment and pressure vessels.  The company produced its first boiler in 1980 and since then many have been produced for locations throughout the north and south islands of New Zealand, ranging up to 25MW in size and utilising oil, gas/biogas, biofuels, and coal as fuels.



Reporting to the Valve Servicing Workshop Supervisor you will provide technical and organisational support in the day-to-day operations of the valve servicing workshop.  You will be responsible for maintaining a consistent and high-quality service to the valve servicing workshop’s internal and external clients.  This role has the potential to progress to a chargehand. 

This is a hands-on role - Servicing of all types of isolation, safety and control valves.  Ensuring they are serviced to the requirements of Lyttelton Engineering’s quality management system, New Zealand and International codes and standards as well as the customers’ requirements.

Key activities include:

  • Providing technical support and oversight to the Lyttelton Engineering staff assigned to the valve servicing workshop for the routine servicing and testing of valves.
  • Ensure all valves are documented & tagged using the LEL standard valve identification system.
  • Keep all consumables/parts always replenished to the correct levels.
  • Specifying and ordering valve parts as required.
  • Acting as a Deputy/2IC for the valve servicing workshop supervisor when he not at the valve servicing workshop.



We need you to have a strong mechanical mindset, readily able to see and understand what is right or wrong with a valve and why.  Key skills and experience include:

  • Relevant knowledge in the servicing, repair and testing of all types of isolation and safety valves.  Knowledge in the overhaul and calibration of control valves would be an advantage.
  • Good technical knowledge of isolation, safety and control valves.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and use initiative.

Lathe and milling machine operating competency would be warmly received.

For a confidential discussion, you can contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 / 021 85 45 45.   

FOSTERRA HR & Recruitment is exclusively managing this recruitment process on behalf of Lyttelton Engineering Group.

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Valve Workshop Technician
New Zealand
Christchurch - City ~ Canterbury
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Engineer - Mechanical