Mechanical Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

To secure a job as a Mechanical Engineer, it’s recommended to at least a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering combined with relevant work experience. However, completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree can greatly improve your competitive edge within the Manufacturing market.


In additional, many employers are looking for the following personal requirements when hiring Mechanical Engineers:

  • Highly accurate with a good eye for detail
  • Organised with great project management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and pragmatic
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Can work independently and in a team


Typical Responsibilities

The typical daily job responsibilities of a Mechanical Engineer can include some or all of the following:

  • Identifying and understanding client’s or Manager’s requirements
  • Conducting investigations of existing systems and preparing reports based on findings
  • Reporting on the risks to safety and the environment of planned work
  • Preparing plans and drawings of machines or machine parts
  • Supervising the building, installation, repair and replacement of systems
  • Conducting field work where required
  • Reviewing and testing new systems
  • Estimating costs for jobs



Many Mechanical Engineers decide to move into management or senior-level roles as they gain experience. However, other options include moving into Project Management as a Project Engineer, or join an engineering consultancy firm. roles as they gain experience over time. Alternatively, Engineers can also choose to specialise further within their field, such as becoming a HVAC, Energy Resources or even Robotics Engineer.


Salary Range

Entry: 50K – 56K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (2+ years): 57K – 77K 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