Maintenance Technician Jobs

How to Enter

To increase your chances of securing a job as a Maintenance Technician, it’s recommended to complete 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 Technician 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 Technicians can expect to do any of the following tasks:

  • Carrying out routine maintenance checks on manufacturing equipment and machines
  • Carrying out fieldwork
  • 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 Technicians can progress into a supervisory or managerial role, or move into specialise areas such as Product Design, Management or Technical Sales. Maintenance Technicians 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:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

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