Electronics Engineer/Technician

Electronics Engineer/Technician

Electronic engineers and technicians design, develop and oversee production of electronic equipment and systems.

They work in a variety of industries, including:

  • Telecommunications, including radio and mobile phone services
  • Research, development and manufacture of products such as: radio systems for law enforcement agencies; innovative timing controllers for mobile phones and navigation devices; and circuits for medical devices
  • Consumer appliances and devices, such as mobile phones and dishwashers.
  • Manufacturing and processing, where they build and maintain the automated control systems that run the plant's machinery
  • Defence, where they may work on projects such as navigation, communication or weapons systems

Although New Zealand's electronics industry is small and focused on developing relatively specialised products, skilled workers are needed for research & development roles. Increased spending on telecommunications networks means there are more opportunities for electronics engineers and technicians.

Electronics engineers and technicians generally earn:

  • $39-50,000 starting range for technicians, rising to $50-60,000 with a few years' experience
  • $40-55,000 starting range for engineers, rising to $60-80,000 with a few years' experience

Key tertiary qualifications:

Recommended and required school subjects:

  • Calculus (required for engineering pathways)
  • Physics (required for engineering pathways)
  • Electronics
  • Digital Technologies
  • English

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Electronics Engineer/Technician: People who work in this role

  • Cody Clarke

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    Aaron Taitoko

    Automation Engineer, Aaron Taitoko at work

    Eric Wang

    Air Navigation Systems Technician, Eric Wang at work

    Tim Jessup

    Electrical/Electronics Engineer, Tim Jessup at work
  • Nate Shaw

    Trainee Technician, Nate Shaw at work

    Alex Kesala

    Technology Graduate, Alex Kesala at work

    Jennifer Wilson

    Product Development Engineer, Jennifer Wilson at work

    Scott Camp

    Systems Engineer T2, Scott Camp at work
  • Brett Willis

    Electronics Engineer, Brett Willis at work

    Quentin Griffiths

    Regional Sales Manager , Quentin Griffiths at work

    Nathan Strawbridge

    2.	Intermediate Engineer – Signals & Telecommunications, Nathan Strawbridge at work

    Kylie Robinson

    CEO , Kylie Robinson at work
  • Ashley Baxter

    Air Traffic Technician, Ashley Baxter at work

    Neethi Bathula

    Product Development Engineer – Electronics Hardware, Neethi Bathula at work

    Zachary Mackintosh

    Trainee Technical Coordinator, Zachary Mackintosh at work

    Brendon Hale

    Director, Brendon Hale at work
  • Chris Quill

    Product Development Engineer, Chris Quill at work

    Abigail Arulandu

    Product Development Engineer, Abigail Arulandu at work

    Mayank Latawa

    Product Development Engineer – Electronics, Mayank Latawa at work

    Vathnack Am

    Systems Engineer, Vathnack Am at work
  • Michael Down

    Electronics Engineer, Michael Down at work

    Brendan Vercoelen

    Product Development Engineer, Brendan Vercoelen at work

    Matthew Burgi

    Electronics Engineer, Matthew Burgi at work

    Matthew Ng-wai Shing

    Engineer, Matthew Ng-wai Shing at work
  • Douglas McMillan

    Air Traffic Technician, Douglas McMillan at work

    Russell Hocken

    Engineering Manager, Russell Hocken at work

    Zul Zakaria

    Radio Communication Engineer, Zul Zakaria at work

    Michael Leung

    Electronic Engineer, Michael Leung at work
  • Glynn McCabe

    Electronic Design Engineer, Glynn McCabe at work

    Jack Farrant

    Engineer, Jack Farrant at work

    Phil Hunter

    Senior Electrical Engineer, Phil Hunter at work

    Aimee Wilkes

    PCB Designer, Aimee Wilkes at work
  • Zoey Wu

    Electronics Engineer, Zoey Wu at work

    Robert Turner

    R & D Engineer / PhD Student, Robert Turner at work

Electronics Engineer/Technician: Companies that employ people in this job role

  • Engineers Without Borders New Zealand
    Engineers Without Borders New Zealand
    Airways New Zealand
    Airways New Zealand
  • Fraser Engineering
    Fraser Engineering
    New Zealand Steel
    New Zealand Steel
  • Rakon
    Fisher & Paykel Appliances
    Fisher & Paykel Appliances
    ABB Limited
    ABB Limited
    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Watercare
    Callaghan Innovation
    Callaghan Innovation
    Tasti Products
    Tasti Products
  • Transpower

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