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Marine EngineerAlternative titles

Mataaro Kaipuke

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Fishing Industry Marine Engineer
Merchant Navy Marine Engineer
Naval Engineer
Restricted Limit Vessel Marine Engineer
Ship's Engineer
Shore-based Marine Engineer

Marine engineers build, maintain, service and repair engines, as well as mechanical and electronic equipment on yachts, boats and ships.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Marine engineers starting out usually earn
per year
Marine engineers with more than five years' experience usually earn
per year
Source: Sealord.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Chances of getting a job as a marine engineer are good due to a shortage of people in the role.

How to get into this job

Usually required

Certificates in Marine Engineering

Useful school subjects

Workshop Technology


This job page includes information about:

Fishing Industry Marine Engineer

Merchant Navy Marine Engineer

Restricted Limit Vessel Marine Engineer

Shore-based Marine Engineer

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Mechanical Engineer

A ship unloading at night under lights

Marine engineers are in charge of the engines, electrical and other technical systems on board ships

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Updated 14 Aug 2013