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Marine Engineer

Marine Engineers are responsible for building, installing, and maintaining engines, pumps, and other pieces of technical equipment in the plant and vessels for the Farming division. You will need to fabricate, assemble, position, and align parts and machine components. There will be a requirement to service and troubleshoot issues with machines and parts, as well as the rebuilding of engines and gearboxes.

What does a Marine Engineer do at work?

  • Diagnose engine & machinery problems.
  • Carry out maintenance & repairs.
  • Perform specialised fabrication, maintenance, diagnostics and electrical-fitting tasks
  • Check, test and maintain automatic controls and alarm systems.
  • Oversee engines, mechanical and electronic equipment onboard ship.
  • Keep ships moving at required speeds as directed by captain of bridge computers.
  • Maintain services to electrical power, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water and sewerage systems at sea.
  • Supervise other engineers.
  • Work closely with skippers, crew, marine engineering team and farming support.
  • Enter data and write reports when necessary

Skills Required.

  • Mechanical engineering.
  • Pneumatic & hydraulic machinery
  • How to fix electronic and electrical equipment


  • NCEA Level 2 in Maths, Physics and Technology

Is this the career for you? Find out more

Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 5 | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)


New Engineers = $60-$80K per year

Experienced Engineers = $80-180K per year.