Maintenance Engineer Jobs
How to Enter
To enter the job of a Maintenance Engineer, most employers would prefer you to have a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) and specialise in Maintenance Engineering in your final year. Previous experience in the Rail & Transportation industry will also be a huge benefit.
The personal requirements of a Maintenance Engineer 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
Maintenance Engineers can expect to do any of the following tasks:
- Carrying out routine maintenance checks on Rail & Transpiration equipment, machines, trains and systems
- Diagnosing and reporting any faults
- Cleaning, repairing and replacing equipment, machinery and train parts
- Ordering, manufacturing and installing new machines and parts
- Deciding on suitable materials and working methods
- Testing new machinery and equipment
With experience, Maintenance Engineers can progress into a supervisory or managerial role, or with further training, move into specialise areas such as Traffic, Rail, Signalling, Tunnelling or Substation Engineering, to name a few.
Entry: 32K – 40K per annum (NZD)
Experienced: 80K – 110K per annum (NZD)
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