Mechanical Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

A common pathway to becoming a Mechanical Engineer within the Oil and Gas industry, is to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering combined with relevant work experience. However, you can also complete a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Mechanical Engineering to provide your career with a competitive boost.


Typical Responsibilities

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

  • Determining work requirements
  • Investigating existing systems and preparing reports based on findings
  • Identifying the environmental and safety risks of planned work
  • Drawing specifications for machines and parts
  • Calculating cost estimates for jobs
  • Supervising the building, installation, repair and replacement of systems
  • Reviewing and testing new systems



Following a few years of experience, Mechanical Engineers can move into a more senior role within an Oil & Gas engineering firm. Alternatively, Engineers can also become a consultant within an engineering consultancy or move into Project Engineering. That said, Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline and many professionals choose to specialise further within this field, including HVAC, Energy Resources, Manufacturing or even Robotics.


Salary Range

Entry: 50K – 56K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (2+ years): 56K – 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:
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