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Every day we are building amazing products.
But that is just one part of the story.

At Metalform we are building something great. We are a company and team of people collaborating to bring future products to life.

For 60 years Metalform has been family owned and today we still retain a culture that invites collaboration, transparency and challenges the status quo.

Now, with over 100 people working on a diverse range of innovative products we occupy a sweet spot in the New Zealand manufacturing landscape. We offer a complete concept to reality production line providing our staff with opportunities to learn new skills, develop their careers and to be a part of building something great.

Working with the team at Metalform means you can “leave your wallet in your unlocked toolbox.” We are proud of the culture we have built here with friendly, helpful people working together.

We are a New Zealand company taking New Zealand Made products to the world.

We’d love for you to join us. Click here to see our current job vacancies.

From Concept to Reality

Welcome to Metalform

Our factory is full of robotics and precision machinery to turn our client’s ideas into reality – but, you’d expect that. What makes Metalform different is our “Concept to Reality” (C2R) process that requires a vast range of skills and people to consistently deliver the quality products we manufacture. Our people are crucial to the success of the company to date and we continue to grow quickly, needing new and experienced people to join our team.

Ryan Wardlaw

Started 27th of March 2019
Starting Position: Assembly Technician
Current Position: Design Assistant

“I love the community feel of Metalform. It’s an open and approachable company with new challenges every day. The ZERO commute time is a bonus as well!”
Noeleen Camden

Started 22nd of March 2017
Starting Position: Inward Goods
Current Position: Materials Handler

“Metalform is a great company with great people. We get to work on a diverse product range and work in other areas of the business and learn new skills.”
Rod Asuncion

Started 14th of November 2018
Former Dairy Farmer
Current Position: CNC Machine Operator

“I no longer need to wake up in the early hours of the morning. There are good people here, a great ambiance, and a culture of helping each other. It’s a great place to work.”
Brigitte Tolley

Started 02nd of June 2015
Starting Position: Customer Services
Current Position: Factory Assembly Manager

“I’ve been able to progress my career in my home town and I’ve loved seeing the growth in the company. In my role, I really enjoy collaborating and seeing others succeed.”
Mike Charlton

Started 23rd of October 2018
Starting Position: Trades Assistant
Current Position: Stainless Steel Welder

“There is a real diversity of work with different trades in one company. For me I’ve been able to complete an apprenticeship and explore my own creativity which is great.”
Richard Scimshaw

Started 5th of April 2009
Starting Position: Trades Assistant
Current Position: Welding Leading Hand

“I really enjoy making stuff and at Metalform I get to see the finished products role off the production line. I also love training our up and coming welders. It is rewarding.”
Ryan Wardlaw
Ryan Wardlaw

Started 27th of March 2019
Starting Position: Assembly Technician
Current Position: Design Assistant

“I love the community feel of Metalform. It’s an open and approachable company with new challenges every day. The ZERO commute time is a bonus as well!”
Noeleen Camden
Noeleen Camden

Started 22nd of March 2017
Starting Position: Inward Goods
Current Position: Materials Handler

“Metalform is a great company with great people. We get to work on a diverse product range and work in other areas of the business and learn new skills.”
Rod Asuncion
Rod Asuncion

Started 14th of November 2018
Former Dairy Farmer
Current Position: CNC Machine Operator

“I no longer need to wake up in the early hours of the morning. There are good people here, a great ambiance, and a culture of helping each other. It’s a great place to work.”
Brigitte Tolley

Brigitte Tolley

Started 02nd of June 2015
Starting Position: Customer Services
Current Position: Factory Assembly Manager

“I’ve been able to progress my career in my home town and I’ve loved seeing the growth in the company. In my role, I really enjoy collaborating and seeing others succeed.”
Mike Charlton

Mike Charlton

Started 23rd of October 2018
Starting Position: Trades Assistant
Current Position: Stainless Steel Welder

“There is a real diversity of work with different trades in one company. For me I’ve been able to complete an apprenticeship and explore my own creativity which is great.”
Richard Scimshaw

Richard Scimshaw

Started 5th of April 2009
Starting Position: Trades Assistant
Current Position: Welding Leading Hand

“I really enjoy making stuff and at Metalform I get to see the finished products role off the production line. I also love training our up and coming welders. It is rewarding.”

Based in Dannevirke, we’ve made sure that Metalform is an important part of the community. But let’s be honest, most people don’t know what’s great about Dannevirke, so let us let you in on some of our ‘local secrets’.

Shhhhhhhh. Don’t speak too loudly!

FAMILY FOCUSED.

GET TIME BACK.

We are a family focused community here in Dannevirke with great schools, a heated pool complex, terrific golf course, all on the edges of the Ruahine Ranges and Manawatu River.

Here you will ‘get time back’ with barely a commute to speak of and a town centre that is accessible and parking is free!!

LIFESTYLE IS IMPORTANT.

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS.

The Dannevirke lifestyle gives residents the time to enjoy those things that can often get missed in the busy commute of bigger cities: – hobbies & interests, time with family etc.

And, down here, buying a house is still very much a possibility.

LIVING AND WORKING IN DANNEVIRKE!

Located in the central lower North Island, Dannevirke is ideally placed to take advantage of the region’s activities, cities, vineyards, and hospitality.
There is an envious lifestyle to be had. See below for some of the things you and your family can enjoy.
Into hunting or hiking?

Head out into the Ruahine Ranges or just down the road enter the Tararua Forest.

Looking for good schools?

We are super proud of our schools. There are 7 Primary schools in Dannevirke and surrounding areas including a Te Kura. Our High School has been serving the community for 114 years or you will find regular bus services to boarding schools in Hawkes Bay and Manawatu. Amongst the Metalform team, you will find many ‘local school leavers’.

Do you enjoy weekends away!

And if you enjoy weekends away you will not find a better place to travel from. With the Hawkes Bay and Martinborough districts on our doorstep, and Wellington just there as well, the options are diverse and exciting.

Above: Wellington

Love cycling?

It’s pretty flat around here and there are plenty of cycle trails to enjoy in the surrounding areas.

Got kids coming up to uni age?

Just over the hill is Massey University and UCOL in Palmerston North or head 2 and half hours down to Wellington where you will find Victoria University as well as Massey and Otago University Wellington campuses.

Enjoy a tipple or two?

We’re smack bang in the middle of two of New Zealand’s finest wine making regions, Martinborough and the Hawkes Bay with plenty of winery’s, and wine trails, to explore, not to mention the odd craft beer brewery.

Above: Craggy Range Vineyard.

Are you looking for a lower cost of living?

Enjoy the lower cost of living that allows you to get ahead, buy a house, and still enjoy the odd weekend away.

In Dannevirke, there are still homes selling for under $250,000. Or for something more akin to a first home $400,000 will get you a lovely home to start. Check out OneRoof here

Perhaps building a house is a dream you have long held on to but the cost of land is too prohibitive in the big cities. In Dannevirke you can find sections under $200,000 to start that building project. Or perhaps you are wanting a bit of land around you then a lifestyle property is most definitely a possibility.

And, to top it all off your commute to work will be stress-free and short.

P.S. We surveyed our staff and reckon the average commute time is 6 minutes and 43 seconds*

*Not scientifically calculated ie. We really took a guess.

Live the dream – work/life balance

In Dannevirke, you’ll be able to enjoy the slower pace of life that rural living can offer. We are a small community where making a difference isn’t just a buzz word, it’s a way of life.

Here you can enjoy working, giving up the constant hustle of big city living whilst being a part of building something great at Metalform and, getting to know your neighbors.

We are a friendly bunch, so come and have a look.

We might surprise you.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE – January 2022

Mild Steel Welders

We build all manner of products from steel formed on site. Working from drawings you will have the ability to construct high-quality chassis’ and components for many of the products Metalform manufacture.

Our team can work independently yet enjoy the collaboration of working on a variety of products, prototypes, and one-off creations across a range of industries.

If you have recent MIG Welding experience and/or a relevant qualification then we would love to hear from you.

App Developer

Autonomous navigation is here and at Metalform we are diving right in with the development of several of our own industry leading products into RTK GPS and Computer Vision enabled robots. Our team are highly skilled and knowledgeable, but we need specialised skills to help take these products to market. App connectivity development is a critical next phase of the development of these products, and we have an exciting new role for an app developer to join the team.

As Metalform’s first in-house App Developer you will have the opportunity to help set the direction for the future growth of a number of our new product lines. You will be developing and maintaining our mobile and web apps as well as setting up and maintaining the cloud infrastructure. Working closely with our Design and Engineering teams there will be a variety of work.

Tow and Fert Service Technician - Australia

Metalform is a design and engineering company with our Australian head office in Melbourne, Victoria. Due to consistent growth over the last 2-3 years, we are expanding our service capabilities creating this role for an Australian Service Technician.

After an initial 4-week training period, this role will be based in Laverton North, Melbourne, Victoria. The role will take the successful applicant to farms and orchards throughout Australia repairing and servicing the Tow and Fert range of fertiliser spreaders as well as other Metalform agricultural machinery. You will be responsible for ensuring all servicing and repair of our machinery, ensuring a high standard of customer service is maintained.

Tow and Fert Service Technician - North Island NZ

Metalform is a design and engineering company with our head office in Dannevirke. We are proud to have a track record of developing innovative products such as our own range of farm machinery. Due to consistent growth over the last 2-3 years, we are expanding our service capabilities creating this role for a North Island Service Technician.

After an initial 4-week training period in Dannevirke, this role can be based where you live, in the North Island. The role will take the successful applicant to farms and orchards throughout North Island repairing and servicing the Tow and Fert range of fertiliser spreaders. You will be responsible for ensuring all servicing and repair of our machinery, ensuring a high standard of customer service is maintained.

Assembly Mechanic

We are growing and due to increased demand, we need quality people to join our product assembly team. It is an exciting time at Metalform. Our assembly team are people who like to get things done. Everyday they are building some of the best machinery and electronics in the business. The type of work is suited mechanics and those skilled with their hands. In fact, our team is made up of former mechanics, electronics technicians, and diesel technicians.

If you are looking for a change with challenging and stimulating work, assembling some of the best products in the business then this could be the role for you.

Fixed Term Receptionist

We are now looking for a cheerful fixed-term part-time Receptionist to be the face and voice of Metalform as well as contributing to various departments across the company.

About the Role

  • Meeting and greeting clients, suppliers, and staff in a warm friendly manner.
  • Answering and transferring incoming phone calls
  • Accounts payable and accounts support.
  • Procurement support
  • General administrative tasks
  • A wide variety of admin tasks assisting all Metalform’s departments.

Engineering Trades Assistant

Metalform are looking for Skilled Labourers/ Trades Assistants to work with our manufacturing team on a variety of exciting products.

Essential to the efficiency of the factory our Trades Assistants and Skilled Labourers will develop a wide variety of skills over time.

As a valued Metalform Team member you could be in the machine shop one-day operating presses, drills, tapping and polishing machines as well as other engineering-related tasks.

The next day you could be in our state-of-the-art Powder Coating plant assisting with the painting of finished parts of a product. To round out the journey of a product through the factory you could be part of our assembly team working with a wide range of products from electronic assemblies of TV screens to our own line of farm machinery.

Powder Coating Assistant – Entry Level Role

Our powder coating crew works on a wide range of industry-leading products which require a range of tasks to be completed with a high degree of accuracy. This is a diverse role that requires good physical fitness, the ability to work with a great team of people, and to fit in with the Metalform culture.

If you are experienced in Powder Coating that is a bonus however, we are keen to hear from highly motivated people with a can-do attitude and an appetite to learn a wide range of new skills.

If you have an interest in engineering and product design, then this role could be your stepping stone into an exciting career.

Accounts/ Payroll Administrator

A key position in our accounts team has become available as one of our much-loved team heads overseas and we need to replace her.

We are looking for someone who is proficient with numbers and has more than your average skills as an account administrator, ideally at a qualified accountant level but not necessarily chartered.

CAN’T SEE A ROLE FOR YOU ABOVE?

We are always looking for good people to join our team so please click the button here and we will be in touch.

CONNECT WITH US
0508 747 040

P +64 6 374 7043
E customerservices@metalform.co.nz
A 74 Miller Street, Dannevirke, 4930

 

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