How to Enter
To become an Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Engineer, many New Zealand employers will prefer you to have a degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field. Having previous experience working in Electrical Engineering, or in an Oil & Gas site, can also make you a more appealing candidate to these businesses.
The typical responsibilities of an I&E Engineer can include the following:
Testing and calibrating electrical equipment, systems and networks
Troubleshooting faults and problems with equipment, systems and networks
Disassembling and reassembling equipment
Installing, testing and replacing writing and conduits
Working with other Engineering and Maintenance Staff
The next logical step for many I&E Engineers is a move into management or project management positions. Whilst these are both fantastic career paths, other rewarding options for Engineers include becoming consultants at engineering consultation firms and moving into other areas of Engineering, such as Environmental, Mechanical or Civil.
Entry: 40K – 70K per annum (NZD)
Experienced: 70k – 100K per annum (NZD)