John Kiriakidis

Lead Recruitment Consultant – Industrial and Energy

Area of Expertise

Design (Mechanical and Electrical)
Management (Operations, Engineering)
Process (Mechanical and Chemical)
Industrial Designers
Commissioning / Service (Mechanical and Electrical)
Electronics (Software and Hardware)
Heavy Engineering
Project Managers
Construction Managers


Phone: 04 472 6558
Email John

Sector Knowledge

Before joining Technical Recruitment Solutions, JK owned an electrical/automation business which ran for 10 years. He designed, maintained and installed automated machinery mainly associated with the manufacturing industry. JK also designed and built a range of cable cars and other material handling projects. He then got into technical sales, working as a sales engineer supplying drives and hazardous electrical equipment to the heavy industry and Oil & Gas sectors throughout NZ. Following this he took up a Sales Management role with PDL Electronics (now Schneider) running a team of 4 sales engineers selling large AC variable speed drives. Arriving at Technical Recruitment Solutions in 1997, JK joined us having operated across industrial markets and this experience has exposed him to virtually every manufacturing plant, engineering consultancy and contracting company throughout the country.

In his spare time, JK enjoys the outdoors, tramping, hiking, hunting and fishing. As an ex-sportsman, he enjoys watching sports. His other hobbies include cooking, working with dogs, looking after his twin grandsons and tinkering in the shed – in his words: “If I can see it, then I’ll build it!”

“John came highly recommended to me through my previous company as a recruiter with a firm grasp on the engineering industry; well connected with a strong understanding of employers’ recruitment needs. John listened closely to my requirements and was proactive in engaging with potential employers, putting me forward with a high degree of success. John is highly professional in his approach and I would recommend him to employers and job seekers alike.” Chris – Operations Manager placed with Multi-National Industrial Controls company.

Selection of John’s Jobs

Project Manager – Civil

  • Civil & Construction
  • Project Management
  • Auckland

Got a good one here for an experienced and professional Civil PM who is after a career role based out of Auckland.

Process Engineer

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Dairy
  • Hamilton

Learn from the best and enjoy working on dairy and food projects across the country but without the hassle of being stuck on site for months

Senior Mechanical Reliability Engineer

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Mechanical
  • Bay of Plenty

Senior Mechanical Reliability Engineer role for a leader who can work autonomously to implement Reliability Maintenance Planning on Heavy Plant Sites.

Casting Specialist

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Manufacturing & Operational
  • Southland

A rare Metallurgy role in a great NZ professional work environment with a shift structure that allows you to enjoy your lifestyle

Project Manager – Industrial

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Mechanical
  • Southland

This is a great project role, within a major production facility. If you love leading engineering project groups, then look no further