Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Tui Technology is regularly recruiting for engineers,technicians and technologists in our Whangarei and Rotorua offices. If you are interested in a career in industrial automation and product development, please contact us by email at:

Currently available positions will be listed here when available.

2017/2018 Graduate Recruitment Program, Machine Control and Automation Engineer, Rotorua

NOTE: Applications close 7th July 2017. 

Tui Technology is currently recruiting graduates for our 2017/2018 graduate programme. If you are a recent graduate or are graduating this year with Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics or Computing, and the below interests you, please contact us about this opportunity.

What we are offering:
Tui Technology is a leading supplier of automation and machine control solutions throughout Australasia. Our offerings include machine control systems, project management, electrical design, Motion Control, PLC, HMI, Sensor solutions and customised PC applications.

This is an opportunity for learning a wide range of practical engineering skills, with our toolbox drawing from the disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software engineering.

The company is exciting to work for with fast paced and technically interesting project work, a loyal customer base and supportive management. Advance your career and skills alongside some of the most respected engineers in the industry.

This role generally involves assistance with design of machine automation projects, assistance with support of existing products and involvement with developing new products. The role may require travel to remote sites.

The graduate engineer is expected to go beyond just performing the job, and to generate an understanding of the particular business needs of our customers.

We are looking for graduate engineers for our Whangarei office and Rotorua office. Note that both Whangarei and Rotorua offer activities like mountain biking and tramping plus great access to the coast.

Application procedures

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to:

Residency requirements

New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only (inc. Australian Citizens)

NOTE: Applications close 7th July 2017.

Spotlight on Graduate Recruitment - Allen Lee

Allen joined Tui Technology in August 2011, after completing his Electrical Engineering and Masters Degree at Auckland University. Since then, projects have taken Allen throughout New Zealand and as far afield as Australia.

Allen has found working for Tui Technology has given him the opportunity to learn alongside some of the automation and electrical industries’ most experienced engineers who are always willing to share their knowledge.

The opportunity for practical, hands-on work, like wiring cabinets and on-site commissioning, has been a highlight of Allen’s so far.

As his experience grows, he is looking forward to taking more responsibility of complete projects, from design all the way through to commissioning. He is also currently working towards becoming a registered electrician.

Allen’s dedication and hard work have seen him develop skills in the areas of:

  • Electrical system design and drawings –  this has been a thorough process of understanding many aspect of a control system, such as design of motor protection, drives and servos, Siemens PLC systems, safety systems and understanding of control processes.
  • Onsite support for electricians with electrical installation.
  • Valuable practical experience from working alongside experienced industrial electricians in electrical installation on-site.
  • Worked alongside customers and experienced engineers and electricians, gaining a wealth of knowledge in many professional fields.
  • Machine safety – design of safeguards and processes to protect people against hazardous mechanisms.
  • Commissioning work – machine calibration and getting machines to run efficiently.
  • Programming in ladder and structured control language for industrial controllers and the opportunity to also attended training courses on this.
  • Knowledge of machinery, their functioning mechanisms and control processes.
  • Taken the unique opportunity to become a registered electrician.

In the two years since joining the Whangarei office, Allen has worked on the following projects:

  • Dongwha Timbers, Tasco Bombala – this has been a major project and Allen has been involved since August in 2011. Worked in a team environment from design, installation and right through to the commissioning stage. Scheduled to be onsite in Australia for customer support later this year.
  • NZPPS Bagging machine for milk powder – configuration of Rockwell PLCs and communication to HMI and a weighing device.
  • Kiwi Lumber Dannevirke – alteration to Edger HMI to suit customer operation needs and to increase production yield.
  • Mareeba Softwood – implemented log tracking for fault diagnostics and support for customer in fault finding.

Allen believes Tui offers graduates a supportive environment in which to learn and grow, and also provides the exposure to many different fields within the industry, from the machines themselves, to customers and continuing professional development.

Spotlight on Graduate Recruitment - Niklas Moore 

In November 2006 Niklas Moore joined Tui Technology after finishing his mechanical engineering degree

that year from Canterbury University.  Read on below to discover what he has been up to since then:

(Niklas has from 2013 been Tui's Engineering Manager)


Nik Moore commissioning a new finger jointing line manufactured by Lakeland Steel.  July 2007.

Nik has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most experienced automation engineers around.  This and Nik's dedication has meant that he has already acquired excellent engineering skills:

  • On-site commissioning, getting the big beasts running!
  • Knowledge of machinery and the functioning of mechanisms in industrial plant.
  • Machine safety - design of safeguards for protecting people from hazardous mechanisms.
  • Electrical design and the function of key components such as machine control systems, drives, servos, scanning equipment etc.
  • Programming including sequential languages for industrial controllers, including training courses for these.
  • Working alongside customers and understanding their needs.
  • Nik has also taken the unique opportunity to become a registered electrician and is halfway through this qualification.

In the two years since joining Nik has worked in the Rotorua office and has been involved in the following projects:

  • Working on the Mareeba Sawline Project at the time of writing.  Has spent several weeks on site in Queensland working on the design.
  • Travelled to Sweden to decommission an optimising saw for Waimea Sawmillers of Nelson.  Commissioned the machine in Nelson.
  • Travelled to Sweden as part of the design effort for the Linck sawline for Sequal Sawmill, Kawerau.  Nik was the Primary Supervisor for the installation of the electrical equipment and cabling at the Sawmill.
  • Programming and Commissioning for Fingerjointer and planer line, Tauranga.
  • Programming and Commissioning for trimmer line and timber printer, Masterton.
  • Commissioning of Resaw machine, Dannevirke.
  • Commissioning a printing press in Ashburton (The Guardian).
  • Commissioning of 6 Carton Erecting Machines for Carter Holt Harvey Australia.