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


Typical Responsibilities

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.


Salary Range

Entry: 32K – 40K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 80K – 110K per annum (NZD)

To view our latest Maintenance Engineer jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.


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