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Keen to join the KlipTank team?

We are always on the look out for talented like minded team members to join the KlipTank team.

Please check out the positions below we currently have available or send us a cover letter along with your CV to telling us what you’d bring to the team for consideration for any future positions.


Position Description:

This small to medium size business with a dynamic team involves the design, sales, manufacture and installation of quality liquid storage solutions to a wide and diverse client base, both throughout New Zealand and servicing an ever expanding export markets. 

The position of Business Support/ Financial Controller is to support the administrative and financial functions of the company. You will work with the administration team supporting the engineering, manufacturing, sales and installation teams to ensure the financial responsibilities are supported. 

You will report to the General Manager

Role Objective:

The role of the Business Support/ Financial Controller is to provide administration services to the various teams within the company. This role will be predominantly responsible for processing all finance processes and ensuring our financial reporting is accurate and HR records maintained. This role will require a high degree of collaboration and communication across all departments and with the General Manager and Directors. From time to time you may be required to assist in other areas.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Use of Ostendo or similar ERP System, CRM, Outlook, Xero and Excel as primary tools for financial administration 
  • Oversee the day to day management of the company accounts including payables / receivables / bank reconciliations / petty cash 
  • Time Sheet and Payroll processing.
  • Financial tracking, reporting and forecasting
  • Manage – IRD returns – Ensure all IRD commitments / payments and reports are submitted on time
  • Customer service
  • Health and Safety awareness and processes 
  • Other administration tasks as required

To succeed in this role, you need to bring the following skills:

  • Previous experience in a busy administration role
  • High level accounts experience including monthly journals, preparation of monthly accounts – P & L and balance sheet
  • Excellent time management, organisation and planning skills
  • Excellent open communication skills both written & verbal
  • A pride in producing accurate documentation
  • Proven multi-tasking skills and the flexibility to run with changes without getting flustered
  • Proven skills in Xero, MS Office, ideally have Ostendo Manufacturing ERP software experience and the ability to learn new systems
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, empathy and a great attitude
  • Be a practical thinker and problem solver who thrives on finishing a job well


Company Overview:

KlipTank is a leading Tauranga based commercial/industrial liquid storage tank manufacturer. We have built a reputation over 15 years for delivering liquid storage solutions on a wide range of projects within the Commercial, Farming, Healthcare, Retail, Industrial, Transport & Data sectors in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. We are at the forefront of new and innovative product design, and through successful project delivery have built a strong repeat client base.

Benefits of working at KlipTank:

  • Great culture and friendly team.
  • Excellent opportunity to learn and grow. On the job training provided.
  • Join a supportive workplace where great work is recognised and appreciated.

Skills & Expeience:

  • Have a current driver’s licence and own vehicle.
  • Experience in some form of construction will be an advantage. 
  • Have a Heath & Safety first attitude.
  • Have the ability to read and follow technical drawings.
  • Be highly skilled in the use of power and hand tools.
  • Be physically fit, healthy and willing to do physical labour.
  • Have a good understanding of standard documentation requirements and the importance of it.
  • Be able to problem solve.
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Have a current Construction Site Safe Card (preferred).
  • Confined Space ticket (preferred).
  • Working at heights ticket (preferred).
  • Be able to work away from home and on the occasional weekend.
  • Have NZ residency or a Working Visa.

Professionalism and conduct

The successful applicant will report to the Site Supervisor and Installation Manager, but also liaise with project managers, admin, production and engineering teams as required. 

As the Tank Installer you will build and service a range of different style tanks  

  • Uphold KlipTank standards of workmanship and appearance.
  • Work in a small onsite team throughout New Zealand.
  • Work in a safe and professional manner in conjunction with KlipTank Policies, Procedures, SWMS & site rules at all times.
  • Maintain the highest levels of tidiness of project site throughout.

If You….

  • Enjoy travelling and love a job with variety?
  • Like to work in the great outdoors?
  • Also happy to get stuck in on the tools in the workshop?
  • Want to be part of a fun and hard-working team?
  • Want to earn some good money? (Great hourly rate PLUS working away allowance)
  • Have an easy-going personality and a positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude? 
  • Feel a sense of pride as your referees / past employers happily vouch for your excellent work ethics, punctuality, reliability, honesty and attendance?

How to Apply 

Does this sound like you? To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter via Seek using the link below. For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Ruan Meyer or Alex Kriel at KlipTank on 075795200  or email

Two positions are available: applications close on 07/06/24 but the right candidate could start immediately.

Meet the team

Kim HendersonDirector

Kim co-founded KlipTank in 2009 and become owner in 2021, after returning to New Zealand from the United States.

For 26 years overseas, Kim worked in the oil and gas industry across the Middle East and US.

His forte is starting greenfield units, which he did for his own flexible hydraulic hose business in the Middle East, Turkey, Singapore, the United States, Oman and China. His grown-up children still reside in the United States.

Kim returned to New Zealand to be closer to extended family and is now involved in the day to day running of KlipTank, with big plans for the expansion of the business.

From KlipTank’s home in Tauranga, he is now looking forward to guiding the company’s growth in the area of water security and providing water storage solutions for fire safety, potable water, horticulture and waste-water.

A redesign of KlipTanks products and manufacturing processes since 2021 has also allowed for flat packing of the tanks into containers for export.

He is extremely proud of what the hardworking KlipTank team has achieved and is looking forward to recruiting more great people.

Outside of work he has a passion for motorcycles, boats, and muscle cars and is a firm believer that the correct number of toys you should own, is one more than you have.

Ruan MeyerGeneral Manager

Ruan and his family moved to New Zealand from South Africa 5 years ago, bringing with him extensive experience in mechanical engineering and a proven track record in completing projects on time and within budget.

He is currently the General Manager at KlipTank, recently promoted from being Operations Manager where he still manages the day-to-day operations of KlipTank and leads the team. He is focussed on seeing projects through to completion and working in unison to achieve KlipTank’s short and long-term goals.

Ruan started his career as a Fitter & Turner tradesperson at a power station in South Africa before studying for a national diploma in mechanical engineering.

He then moved to Malvern Engineering Works in Johannesburg as an estimator and project co-ordinator, and later worked as production manager, manufacturing mine process equipment. He then became project and maintenance manager for Mertech Marine in Cape Town, a company which manages ships that retrieve redundant telecommunications cables & equipment from the seabed and mechanically disassemble & recycle the materials.

Since moving to New Zealand, he’s worked for HCD flow conveying, Baytext as Aluminium WS Engineering Supervisor, PFS as PE doing ASME pressure vessel and piping projects and Fabworx engineering PM including leading the Structural project to install 80 tonnes of steel at the new Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa in Rotorua.

Ruan is a family man with two children and enjoys weekends on the beach, in the backyard and biking or walking local trails. He has found a great network of other ‘Saffas’ in the Bay, including close friends who have become like Kiwi family.

Ian JamiesonSales Manager

Ian Jamieson joined KlipTank 10 years ago, bringing with him an extensive sales and business background in the IT and mechanical engineering industries. He has owned his own businesses in both fields and has an extensive formal education in engineering, including a degree in process engineering.

Ian’s wide ranging, technical skill set lends itself well to KlipTank’s philosophy of solving problems for its customers and being solutions-focussed.

He particularly likes working with New Zealand’s vital dairy industry and has found farmers to be excellent businesspeople who display incredible resilience.

He enjoys building strong relationships with his customers and getting to know their businesses – including their storage requirements – which are often planned years in advance.

He also has a Farm Dairy Effluent Design & Management Certificate from Massey University, allowing him to assist farmers with dairy effluent system design and storage calculations for consent purposes.

Outside the office, Ian is a self-confessed motorsport nut – coming from a long line of engineers with petrol in their veins. He enjoys motorsport engineering, riding his vintage motorbike and motocross. He also plays music, loves to travel and enjoys a good wine - particularly French.