[ We Can ]


[ Overview ]

Our Team

One concept we understand better than most is that quality teams make machines run efficiently.

So when it comes to recruiting the individuals who make up our team, we look for:

  • Talented individuals who can add value to the company.
  • People who thrive in a varied work environment where they may be doing two or three different jobs each day.
  • Team players who can handle tough jobs, on time and to specification.
  • People who want to showcase their talent.
  • Bright, motivated people who want to work at the leading edge of precision engineering.

Because we take the safety of our staff seriously, our Health and Safety processes have been certified to both New Zealand & International British Standard.

Our Culture

We want a culture where great people can be passionate about the great work they do. We believe in the We Can attitude where integrity, teamwork and accountability mean we can get stuff done in a fast-paced environment, while still valuing and respecting each other. Our culture is one of continuously learning and developing new skills to make ourselves, our team and our customers successful.

[ We Can ]

The Team

Jason Price

General Manager
New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (Power & Plant)

With an extensive history of experience in engineering and manufacturing through Engineering and Site Management roles with some of We Can’s most loyal and long-term customers, Jason has lead a variety of change management and engineering improvement projects throughout his career.

As our General Manager, he can now continue building on our strong customer partnerships, while still championing our focus on quality, processes, and new technology.

He’s also very passionate about his hobbies of Gliding, Motor Racing and Classic Cars!

Phone: +64 6 879 7561
Mobile: +64 21 977 240
Email: jason.price@we-can.co.nz

Keith Mclean

Operations Manager

Keith has worked in the engineering industry since 1976. He joined We Can in 1981, developing his expertise at simplifying complex problems for our customers.

Keith is often the first face you will see at We Can, and with forty years of making our customer’s lives easy, there are few maintenance or engineering managers in the industries we service, that don’t value his huge knowledge of their machines. His extensive machining experience and range of engineering skills makes him perfect for leading the team and developing our apprentices.

Please contact Keith for an update on current jobs.

Phone: +64 6 879 7561
Email: keith@we-can.co.nz

Lesley Thomas

Administration Manager

Though not always visible to our customers, Lesley supports the Leadership Team while carrying out the day-to-day functions of We Can’s office procedures.

At We Can for the last 2 years having worked in various admin roles,  Lesley is currently enjoying becoming a Grandmother, twice in one year!

Lesley also processes all our branding iron enquiries, working closely with customers to create our range of LPG and electric branding iron heads for permanent branding of their artwork on timber and plastics over a range of industries, from beekeepers to timber yards.

Contact Lesley for any accounts or branding iron enquiries.

Phone: +64 6 879 7561
Email: admin@we-can.co.nz

[ Apprenticeships ]

We put a lot of effort into our apprenticeship program.Our apprentices consistently place at the top of national training courses.

[ Capabilities ]

Specialist Services


For the manufacture of complex parts involving a combination of turning, milling, hobbing and three dimensional profiling, we use multitasking and five-axis machines.



Our Solidworks based Cam system significantly reduces time from design to production, eliminates errors, and is more repeatable and accurate than traditional practices.



We Can’s continuing investment in M1, our ERP software, allows us to manage and track every aspect of a job from the first enquiry to the final invoice.



Our team comprise of experts in their field - all with decades of experience in delivering high quality componentry.

For a no-obligation free quote contact us on 06 879 7561 or click here to email us today

    [ Testimonials ]