Process Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

Securing a job as a Process Engineer within the Manufacturing industry can depend on the sector the role belongs to. For example, a job within Food Manufacturing may require candidates to have a Bachelor of Food Process Engineering, Food Technology or Food Science.


Typical Responsibilities

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

  • Studying and developing designs for improving factory processes
  • Improving production efficiency by researching developing new materials and procedures
  • Identifying and reporting on the effects industrial processes have the environment
  • Reducing and controlling any impact industrial processes have on the environment
  • Reporting the efficiency and cost of factories and associated equipment
  • 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 – 100K 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