There are permanent jobs in New Zealand for good quality Aluminum Welders, and Fabricators, and for Structural steel / Site welders.

Click this link for >> Welder- Fabricators Registration Form << and complete online.

We need to confirm your welding qualifications and experience, to schedule a first interview, where we will check English and documentation, before final shortlisting for workshop tests in Singapore.

If you are a Fabricator-welder: You need to show a range of skills in understanding drawings and marking correctly and be able to weld in a range of positions, and pass a visual inspection welding test 1st-time.

Most Keppel / Shipyard / Hull fabricators are not to the fabrication standard needed in New Zealand as they rely on ‘markers’.

You must have workshop experience and understand real workshop drawings.

If you are a Welder you must still demonstrate some basic fabrication (e.g cutting from plans): Only 10% of the candidates we interview in the office make it to workshop checks, and then only about 70% make it through workshop checks as a ready candidate. See the photos in this page to see the standard / baseline expected.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Q1: How much can I get paid in NZ?

A1: The rate for new starters in NZ can be as low as $22/hour but up to $27/ hour for more experience at the start.

In addition some companies offer flat rate for overtime, other companies offer 1.5 for overtime after 45 hours. It varies between employers and there is no guarantee of overtime. But when it is busy can expect 10 hour days, 6 days a week – the NZ employers will expect you to work overtime when it is needed.

After you have shown you can manage the work in NZ, then you can be paid more. NZ employees who have been there for longer or have a wider range of skills will be paid more. After 12 months of continuous service you will be entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave, in addition to 11 Public holidays. The Employer may ask you to take 2 weeks block leave during the Christmas / New year period when most NZ businesses are on holiday.

Q2: What is the tax rate in NZ?

A2: You should plan to pay about 17% tax in NZ for your basic pay, so for example, at $22/hour you will get approx $740 net after tax for a 40 hour week, or $3,200 / month Tax is taken out of your gross pay each payday. See for other examples.

Q3: What are my costs in NZ? A3: Housing: Depends on your location. For a room in Auckland it is at least $150 per week, in a house that is shared by 3 people (3 bedroom house). In other parts of NZ then budget for $120/week / room.

Food: $100 pw and you will need to cook your own meals.

Medical: in NZ hospitalisation for any accidents at work or home is free. You will need sickness insurance if your work visa is less than 2 years to start.

Transport: You need your drivers license, and budget to buy a car. A reliable 10 year old compact car budget about $5,000.

Think about WHY you want to go, and if you can work long hours in a cold climate.

Registration for Welder – Fabricators

Click this link and complete the Welder Registration Form online.

If you have taken the time to read this page and got this far, then you have already shown aptitude and patience 🙂

Communication is by email, until the interview stage.

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