Maintenance Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To enter the job of a Maintenance Engineer, most employers would prefer you to have 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 Engineer 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 Engineers can expect to do any of the following tasks:

  • Carrying out routine maintenance checks on manufacturing equipment and machines
  • 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 Engineers can progress into a supervisory or managerial role, or move into specialise areas such as Product Design, Management or Technical Sales. Maintenance Engineers 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)


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

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Generator, Level 1
Stanbeth House
28 Customs St East
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 951 5011


Physical Address:
Level 1, Kensington House
185 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand

Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
Office T43
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427


South West, United Kingdom

Abbey Manor Business Centre
Preston Road
Somerset, BA20 2EN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 203 934 6389