Marine Fire Equipment Service Engineer / Technician - Auckland

11 April 2019
60769 / 19-002
  • Qualified and Experienced Engineer / Technician
  • Focus on Marine firefighting systems – fixed and hand operated
  • Small, specialist team, central Auckland

We are searching for a Service Technician to join the team at Actron Fire Services, a wholly-owned company within the Hutchwilco Group. 
Actron is based in Westhaven, Auckland.

Start Date: POSITION NOW FILLED: this ad has been left in place to illustrate the range of roles which are available.


Job Purpose:

To assess, design, plan, service, repair, maintain, sell and install fire protection and related fire safety equipment aboard vessels (marine sector).


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Inspecting, servicing, repairing/replacing and certifying fixed fire protection systems on vessels
  • Inspecting, servicing, repairing/installing and certifying Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment (HOFFE) and signage
  • Assessing fixed fire protection needs, including drawing related diagrams/plans;  Sourcing appropriate product/systems and related safety equipment;
  • Reporting and quoting as required;
  • Installing/overseeing installation;
  • Commissioning and certifying systems as required.
  • Recharging of both high-pressure and low-pressure equipment
  • Maintaining and updating all relevant documentation
  • Liaison with customers
  • To be conversant with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.
  • Promoting the company products and services whilst in the field to facilitate growth and development.


Education / Qualifications:

  • NZQA National Certificate in Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment (HOFFE) – Level 3 or better.
  • Marine engineering qualifications or fire science papers ideal.
  • Good standard of written English


Key Competencies / Experience:

  • Qualified and experienced working in a marine engineering environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of fixed marine fire detection systems
  • Technically skilled and mechanically inclined
  • A positive attitude, self-motivated and willing to work within a small team
  • Can work independently, honestly, take responsibility and be self-accountable
  • Customer focused, an effective communicator and confident dealing with people
  • Can keep accurate records and complete paperwork competently and legibly
  • Willingness to work with the company to develop and promote services and reputation
  • Work may be both on- and off-site, and will involve use of a company van, and so a full clean Driver’s licence is a prerequisite for the job.



Wage is negotiable according to experience and qualifications.

Hours of Work:  40 hours per week, flexibility on start time if needed, and overtime may be required on occasion.

Applicants must already possess the right to live and work in New Zealand (Residency or NZ work visa) at the time of lodging your interest in this position.


Your Application:

Please submit your CV and a covering letter setting out your match to these requirements. 
Email to Rob Everall of Marinejobs at or feel free to call 021 996 796 for more information.


Contact Rob Everall of Marinejobs by writing to or call him on +64 21 996 796 for further information.  You can also apply directly to this job using the form on the right side of this page.