WHAT MAKES A CALIBER ENGINEER?

You're only as a good as the people you employ.

As part of our recruitment process, applicants have to pass several tests.
There’s an interview, some technical tests, and there’s the “good bugger” test.

Our engineers have brilliant technical skills, practical skills, and “human” skills.
We share common values that underpin everything that we do.

Here’s a collection of interviews with our engineers. 
We think you’ll agree … they are a bunch of “good buggers”
with good values, who are passionate about what they do.

What Makes Ivan a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Ivan a Caliber Engineer?

I've been a tinkerer since I was young, often getting into trouble for taking items apart which I should not have been doing. Once I found out about mechanical engineering in year 6, the future was obvious to me.The scope of the field. The versatility of the skills and their applications. The...

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What makes Jimmy a Caliber Engineer?

What makes Jimmy a Caliber Engineer?

I was always interested in figuring out how things work and fixing things and I was pretty good at math and science, so it kind of all fell into place. My dad and my grandfather are engineers as well and we did a lot of DIY around the house, fixing vehicles, bikes and things in the yard.I like...

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What Makes Brad a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Brad a Caliber Engineer?

From spending afternoons and weekends in the home garage and friends garages building and breaking things, all through school. It was a fairly natural progression and seemed like a good idea at the time.Unique challenges faced by Mechanical Engineers and the interesting tech and processes to...

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What Makes Josh a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Josh a Caliber Engineer?

Growing up, my grandfather and my father had a business together that was calibration repairs of technical equipment … so I was always around engineering. I’ve always been into pulling things apart, seeing how they work. As a teenager, I got into mountain biking. I did all my own repairs on...

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What Makes Dave a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Dave a Caliber Engineer?

From early on I was interested in pulling things apart and making contraptions which I guess is a natural progression into engineering.The biggest difference is the variety of the work. While a lot of the work is fundamentally the same, the projects are different and each company has a unique...

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What Makes Simon a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Simon a Caliber Engineer?

I’ve always been into tinkering, pulling things apart to see how they’re made or how they work, and designing and making things or improving existing things. I was really into Lego as a kid. I had thought I might want to be a mechanic, but my parents encouraged me to set my sights a bit higher. So...

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What Makes Paddy a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Paddy a Caliber Engineer?

From a pretty young age, I was keen on machines. The other day I showed a video of one of my machines to my parents and they were reminiscing about how my favourite game when I was a kid was called “The Incredible Machine”. Basically, it’s a computer game that’s sort of like mousetrap. You’ve got...

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What Makes Colin a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Colin a Caliber Engineer?

Colin (right) pictured with his brother James after a rugby game for his team Ponsonby “Hustlers”, who went on to win the Auckland under 85kg rugby championship in 2019.I grew up on a farm in Ireland and, from when I was small, always enjoyed the operation, maintenance and repair of the farm...

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What Makes Paul a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Paul a Caliber Engineer?

I am a bit of a chip off the old block really. My Dad is also a mechanical engineer. This gave me a bit of exposure to the field in my formative years, getting to see the (awesome) machines he was working on from time to time. Coming out of High school I was pretty keen to tackle those kind of...

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What Makes Nathaniel a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Nathaniel a Caliber Engineer?

There wasn’t much in the way of career guidance when I was in school and, not knowing what was out there in the real world, I didn’t really apply much effort. After leaving school I ended up as a factory hand out on a fishing trawler. From there I moved into running a fish meal plant, which turns...

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What Makes Sanjeev a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Sanjeev a Caliber Engineer?

Engineering has been there right from childhood. I was curious and asked questions about how things worked … I liked fixing things (like lights and fans in the house!) My special interest in Geometry, Maths, and Science has further helped me excel in tough entrance exams for good engineering...

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What Makes Joe a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Joe a Caliber Engineer?

When I was younger I always enjoyed taking things apart to understand how they worked. As soon as I understood something, I got bored and moved onto the next thing, usually leaving things dismantled in a heap. I really enjoyed physics in school and the idea of designing new things really excited...

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What Makes Tim a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Tim a Caliber Engineer?

I didn’t actually decide that engineering would be a career option or something that I would want to do until about my final year of school when I had to decide what I was going to do at university. But I think from a young age I already had the foundations there. I’ve always liked to pull things...

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What Makes Euan a Caliber Engineer?

What Makes Euan a Caliber Engineer?

My dad is a mechanic so I grew up around motors, gearboxes, boats and pretty much everything in bits. I’ve always thought ‘what does that bit do, where does that bit go?' I also had access to heaps of tools so I always tried to fix things and just muck around. My dad was awesome, I don’t know how...

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* good bugger = a friend, a person who is a giver and not a taker. #kiwi #slang. To celebrate our good buggers, we even have a trophy!

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