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Mechanical Engineer Jobs

Mechanical Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To secure a job as a Mechanical Engineer, it’s recommended to at least a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering combined with relevant work experience. However, completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree can greatly improve your competitive edge within the Residential, Commercial and Civil Construction and Engineering markets.

In additional, many employers are looking for the following personal requirements when hiring Mechanical Engineers:

  • Highly accurate with a good eye for detail

  • Organised with great project management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and pragmatic

  • Able to work well under pressure

  • Can work independently and in a team

Typical Responsibilities

The typical daily job responsibilities of a Mechanical Engineer can include some or all of the following:

  • Determining work requirements

  • Investigating existing systems and preparing reports based on findings

  • Identifying the environmental and safety risks of planned work

  • Drawing specifications for machines and parts

  • Calculating cost estimates for jobs

  • Supervising the building, installation, repair and replacement of systems

  • Reviewing and testing new systems


Many Mechanical Engineers decide to move into management or senior-level roles as they gain experience. However, other options include moving into Project Management as a Project Engineer, or join an engineering consultancy firm. roles as they gain experience over time. Alternatively, Engineers can also choose to specialise further within their field, such as becoming a HVAC, Energy Resources or even Robotics Engineer.

Salary Range

Entry: 50K – 56K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (2+ years): 56K – 77K per annum (NZD)