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

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 Engineering Specialist

  • 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

Project Manager

  • Civil & Construction
  • Project Management
  • Christchurch

Looking for a client-focused project management role that manages projects with a bit of variety?

Account Manager – Senior

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Chemical Process
  • Hamilton

This is a perfect role for a technically strong person, who is looking to further develop their account management career

Head of Construction

  • Industrial & Energy
  • Management
  • Auckland

With our clients work load stretching out for several years, you can make this your career role for many years to come

Master Layout Designer

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

Auckland-based and a chance to secure a rare senior mechanical plant layout design role for large-scale heavy industrial food and dairy projects