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Mechanical Engineer

Mataaro Pūkaha

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Mechanical engineers design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. They also investigate problems and faults with machinery, and study ways to improve manufacturing and energy production.


Graduate mechanical engineers usually earn between

$50K-56K per year

Mechanical engineers with two to five years' experience usually earn between

$57K-$77K per year

Source: IPENZ Renumeration Survey, 2015.

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Chances of getting a job as a mechanical engineer are good due to strong demand for their skills.
A man at a desk, with a set of metal cylinders in front of him

Mechanical engineers research and design machines or their parts

Last updated 18 January 2019