Careers at Robotics Plus

We empower people to grow and succeed in a dynamic, multidimensional and multicultural work environment. Where there’s no such thing as one size fits all, but where we find what best fits you. Where you’re not stuck in a box still doing the same old thing, but freed up to be your best and supported to succeed. 

Robotics Plus is a globally recognized New Zealand business, making a real difference in primary industries. We specialize in the design and build of robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous machines that reduce reliance on labor and provide data-driven insights for informed decision making. Being a part of our team means you are a valued contributor in these fields.

We celebrate creativity, collaboration and the power to adapt. Our team benefits from a culture developed to help you succeed, putting wellbeing above all else, and producing quality work that counts. This is an exciting time to join Robotics Plus and we can’t wait to have you on board.

Current opportunities

Manufacturing Assembler

We are looking for a Manufacturing Assembler to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract. In this role, you will work with a close-knit and experienced team to assemble and produce various parts and components to complete the manufacture of high value (and highly complex) robotic equipment and machinery. You will work collaboratively with more senior members of the team and under their technical direction to help achieve tasks which include assembly and fabrication of mechanical or electrical componentry, cleaning, and crating of products in readiness for shipping – and helping to ensure our Manufacturing area is organised and efficient for operation at all times. If you have a passion for high tech, robotics and/or automation – this hands-on role will be for you! You will need to be competent in safely using hand tools and someone who enjoys a fun and dynamic work environment. 

Essential Skills

  • Experience safely using hand and power tools.
  • Experience with accurate measuring and testing equipment. 
  • Experience assembling mechanical and electrical equipment. 
  • Displays good common sense. 
  • Able to follow instructions. 
  • Excellent communication abilities. 
  • Basic IT proficiency.

This is a 12-month fixed term role based at our Manufacturing facility in Tauriko – a central and convenient location in Tauranga.  

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Delivery Support

This role is all about adding value through working closely with Product Managers, System and Module Owners, and Engineering Delivery Leads, to provide project management support and coordination for RP programmes of work. The overall focus of our Delivery Support role is to bring efficiency to project control and delivery while providing administrative support to the wider RP Engineering teams - and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running in those areas! 

Essential Skills

  • Experience with project management or project support, and familiar with common project management methodologies including responsibility for budgets, resourcing, planning, and reporting
  • Familiar with characteristics of an R&D and/or engineering/technology environment 
  • Capable and confident communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse range of people personalities and backgrounds
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to effectively Collaborate – this is one of RP’s values and is essential in the way we operate

This is a permanent part-time role between 24-32 hours per week, we are happy to discuss the hours further with potential candidates. Initially the role will be based mainly at our offices in Newnham Innovation Park in Te Puna - a slice of rural paradise right on Tauranga’s doorstep, a short 15km drive to Tauranga CBD. We also have a site at Taurkio that we may require the successful candidate to travel to and work from on occasions, with the likelihood of the role being permanently based at Tauriko from early 2025. 

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Service & Support Engineer

We are on the lookout for a Service & Support Engineer to join our team. In the role of Service & Support Engineer, you will be responsible for our Spare Parts processes and technical support activities for our growing fleet of globally deployed products. Working alongside internal RP teams such as R&D, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Engineers/Technicians, you will provide support to remote service staff, liaise with operators, gathering information, diagnosing problems, and tracking these through to solutions. As your product knowledge increases, you will autonomously triage support issues and resolve problems by coordinating with the relevant product engineers. You will help document and streamline routine tasks and processes for overall technical support efficiency and help to improve reporting. 

Essential Skills

  • A tertiary education in electrical or electro-mechanical engineering
  • Experience in a similar technical product support role 
  • Experience with trouble shooting and a methodical approach to fault finding
  • A beginner–intermediate level understanding of engineering drawings/designs/ methodologies. 
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, tolerances, and mechanical drawings
  • Able to pick up new software and technology.
  • Excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal) and driven to deliver great customer service
  • Confident to coordinate tasks and people, and to take ownership of issue resolution.
  • Very good organisation skills and detailed oriented 
  • Great problem-solving skills 

This is a permanent full-time role based at our Tairuko facility. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in NZ at the time of applying. 

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IT Administrator

We are looking for an IT Administrator to join our team! In this role you will ultimately be responsible for supporting RP staff with their general IT needs and requirements including IT induction, administration, security, and technical support. You will also be responsible for maintenance and administration of on premise and cloud-based systems, including VMWare Hosts, Linux and Windows Servers, Line-of-Business Applications, Office 365, and Azure Active Directory. 

Essential Skills needed include a relevant polytechnic/tertiary qualification, 5+ years’ experience in delivering IT support services for a small to medium enterprise , proficient in Windows (preferably Linux as well) based platforms and experience with Intune would be a bonus! 

This is a permanent full-time role based mainly at our offices in Newnham Innovation Park in Te Puna, we also have a site at Taurkio that we welcome this role to work from on occasions. 

Applicants must be currently permitted to work in NZ without any restrictions. 

We are always happy to hear from talented individuals who would like to join our team

If you feel you could be a good fit for Robotics Plus, please send us your CV and some information about yourself. 

Our values

Pioneers / He aronga nui

We are creative, visionary and inspiring.The example for others to follow. Always at the forefront and having fun along the way.

Collaborative / Manaakitanga

We connect and work positively with our peers and partners. Always stronger together than alone.

Principled / Tika me te pono

We do the right things for the right reasons. Right by each other, our customers and partners, our community and our environment. Always acting with honesty and integrity to create a better future for both people and place.

Welcome to Tauranga

Are you ready for your next adventure? We understand this is a big decision, if you would like to know more about our current opportunities then please get in touch. 

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Considering a move to the Bay of Plenty? We don’t blame you. In fact, roughly 30% of our workforce relocated here. With small town appeal and big-city vibes, Tauranga provides the best of both worlds.

Work-life balance

In a phase of significant economic development, the city is continuously growing and expanding. Tauranga also has some of the highest sunshine hours in the country, boasting great weather and by the sea, it’s the ideal location for anyone who enjoys work-life balance and getting outdoors.