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Maintenance Technician Jobs

Maintenance Technician Jobs

How to Enter

To increase your chances of securing a job as a Maintenance Technician, it’s recommended to complete a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) and specialise in Maintenance Engineering in your final year.

The personal requirements of a Maintenance Technician will often include the following:

  • Responsible and safety-conscious

  • Able to follow instructions

  • Very accurate and patient

  • Great communicator

  • Able to make sound judgements

  • Able to do heavy lifting, work at height and in confined spaces

  • Can work independently or as part as a team

Typical Responsibilities

Maintenance Technicians can expect to do any of the following tasks:

  • Carrying out routine maintenance checks on manufacturing equipment and machines

  • Carrying out fieldwork

  • Diagnosing and reporting any faults

  • Cleaning, repairing and replacing machines and machine parts

  • Ordering, manufacturing and installing new machines and parts

  • Deciding on suitable materials and working methods

  • Testing new machinery and equipment


With experience, Maintenance Technicians can progress into a supervisory or managerial role, or move into specialise areas such as Product Design, Management or Technical Sales. Maintenance Technicians may also be able to move to other areas of Mechanical Engineering including Mechanical Fitters, Mechanical Machinists, General Engineers, Toolmakers or Metal Formers.

Salary Range

Entry: 32K – 40K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 40K – 80K per annum (NZD)