Pay for mechanical engineering technicians depends on where they work, and how much experience they have. According to industry sources :
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Mechanical engineering technicians may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Mechanical engineering technicians need to have :
Mechanical engineering technicians also need to keep up to date with changes in technology, equipment and manufacturing methods.
Mechanical engineering technicians :
To become a mechanical engineering technician you need to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) (Mechanical).
This qualification takes two years of full-time study to complete.
Once on the job, mechanical engineering technicians can work towards completing the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP), which leads to certification as an engineering technician with the Institution of Professional Engineers of NZ (IPENZ).
To gain entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical), it is recommended that you have a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in four subjects, including at least 12 credits in mathematics.
Physics is also highly recommended, and technology subjects may be useful.
Mechanical engineering technicians need to be :
Useful experience for mechanical engineering technicians includes :
Some work situations may require mechanical engineering technicians to be agile and to work at heights.
Mechanical engineering technicians can register as certified engineering technicians with the Institution of Professional Engineers (IPENZ).