How to Enter
A common pathway to becoming a Mechanical Engineer within the Oil and Gas industry, is to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering combined with relevant work experience. However, you can also complete a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Mechanical Engineering to provide your career with a competitive boost.
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
Following a few years of experience, Mechanical Engineers can move into a more senior role within an Oil & Gas engineering firm. Alternatively, Engineers can also become a consultant within an engineering consultancy or move into Project Engineering. That said, Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline and many professionals choose to specialise further within this field, including HVAC, Energy Resources, Manufacturing or even Robotics.
Entry: 50K – 56K per annum (NZD)
Experienced (2+ years): 56K – 77K per annum (NZD)