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
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.
Entry: 50K – 56K per annum (NZD)
Experienced (2+ years): 57K – 77K per annum (NZD)
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