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Production Engineer Jobs

Production Engineer Jobs

​How to Enter

To increase your chances of becoming a Production Engineer in New Zealand, it’s recommended to complete either a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Mechanical Engineering, or a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Mechanical or Process Engineering.

Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Production Engineer can include the following:

  • Operating and maintaining, small-to-large manufacturing machinery

  • Placing production materials in manufacturing machinery

  • Improving manufacturing machinery and processes

  • Ensuring manufacturing production is running to schedule

  • Ensuring all regulatory and Health & Safety standards are adhered to

  • Training and managing new Engineers


Most Production Engineers can develop their careers by moving into other specialist areas of Engineering, such as Mechanical, Maintenance, or Automation, or head into a Sales-based role. Alternatively, Engineers who find passion in leading others can progress onwards to management and work their way towards becoming Production or Manufacturing Manager.

Salary Range

50K – 80K per annum (NZD)