Process Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

The entry requirements for a Process Engineer job can wholly depend on the industry the vacancy belongs to. For example, a job within the Food Manufacturing industry may require candidates to have a Bachelor of Food Process Engineering, Food Technology or Food Science. Alternatively, if the Process Engineer vacancy belongs to the Biotechnological industry, employers may prefer candidates who hold a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Biochemical, Biotechnology or Bioprocessing.


Typical Responsibilities

The job responsibilities of a Process Engineer can include any of the following:

  • Improving factory processes
  • Researching new materials and production procedures
  • Identifying, reporting and reducing the effects industrial processes have on the environment
  • Reporting the factory efficiency and cost of production
  • Preparing and presenting reports and proposals
  • Managing technicians and operation staff



Once experienced, Process Engineers can move into Management or Project Management positions. On the other hand, they may also move into consultancy roles at engineering consultancy firms. Due to the specialist nature of their work, some Process Engineers may work at polytechnics or universities as lecturers.


Finally, Process Engineers can also choose to specialise further within their field and become more focus on industry areas like Biochemical, Food, Materials, Petroleum and Waste.


Salary Range

Entry: 45K – 75K per annum (NZD)

Senior: 75K – 120K per annum (NZD)


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Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
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Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
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Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


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