Mercy Hospital Logo

Trades Assistant - Fixed Term

Position #Applications ClosesWork Type
4969504 March 2019 Full time

Trades Assistant

Full Time, Fixed Term


We currently have a vacancy for a full time, fixed term Trades Assistant to work in our Facilities team to commence in early April. We are looking for a positive, experienced, self-motivated person to work as part of our small team. 

The reason for fixed term employment is to provide cover for another member of staff who will be overseas for a period of 6-7 months.

The position is a Monday to Friday role and 40 hours per week. In this role you will be reporting to the Facilities Team Leader, and be part of a team that ensures all equipment, buildings and grounds are maintained safely and reliably in the most cost efficient and timely manner possible without risk to patients, employees or the environment.


Tasks will include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Responding to Facilities requests promptly and effectively with minimum disruption to surgical and patient services
  • Ensuring planned and general maintenance is carried out in a timely and effective manner
  • Understanding of the internal building systems
  • Improve the operational efficiencies of the campus by adopting best practice maintenance and facilities management techniques
  • A demonstrated understanding of health and safety.

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Position Description.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:

  • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Have a positive and proactive attitude to work
  • Good communication skills
  • Be confident to work in a team as well as independently 
  • General labouring skills and experience
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance
  • Experience with basic plumbing and painting
  • Holds a current NZ drivers licence
  • Knowledge on general work permits for contractor would be advantageous
  • Computer literacy would be an advantage.


Mercy offers support for further training, personal development and an extensive range of staff benefits including free on-site parking, subsidised meals and gym memberships.


For further information about the role please email HR Enquiries

To apply please click here

Applications close 4 March 2019

Trades Assistant PD

PDF 464 KB