Light Vehicle Mechanic 

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New Zealand’s growing industries related to mechanic and technician jobs offer a wide range of employment opportunities. To be eligible for these roles, you will need either a qualification or a significant amount of work experience to meet visa requirements, and in some cases, both may be necessary to score points.

The average salary for a mechanic in New Zealand is $68,250 per year or $35 per hour. Entry-level positions typically pay $58,500 per year, while experienced workers can earn up to $80,925 per year.

Automotive Mechanics utilize their technical skills and abilities to provide services to vehicle owners by servicing, diagnosing, and repairing their petrol vehicles. They specialize in engines and parts of smaller equipment and use diagnostic equipment to identify and fix various issues.

Tasks may include detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults, dismantling and removing engine assemblies, repairing and replacing worn or defective parts, performing scheduled maintenance services, reassembling engines and parts after being repaired, testing and adjusting mechanical parts, using computers to diagnose and test parts, inspecting vehicles and issuing roadworthiness certificates, and responding to vehicle breakdown service calls.

Closing Date: 31 August 2023 Apply Now!

Location:  South Island


A nationwide New Zealand automotive provider is seeking experienced Automotive Technicians/Mechanics with a minimum of 4 years of experience to join their team in the lower South Island. This role offers a wide range of work opportunities, and while auto electrical qualifications or Warrant of Fitness (WoF) certification are not required, they would be beneficial.

As a successful candidate, you should be reliable, possess an outgoing personality, have a desire to learn new things, and be able to see a job through to completion. You will be required to work at least 40 hours per week on weekdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, with additional Saturday work hours rostered from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Your main responsibilities will include carrying out automotive servicing, general maintenance, and automotive repair work on all types of passenger and light commercial vehicles. You should also be able to diagnose vehicle faults using appropriate equipment, communicate clearly with customers regarding issues with their vehicle, explain required parts and repair work, advise on pricing and timeframe, and perform set work within industry-accepted and agreed timeframes while maintaining a high quality level of work with minimal faults.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Trade Certified
  • 4 years experience
  • Attentive to detail and always alert to ensure safety
  • be an expert
  • have a reliable and honest work ethic
  • provide an outstanding level of customer service
  • be a fantastic communicator making technical terms easy to understand

    Organisation information
    A leading and iconic national automotive brand

    Salary: Upon Application

    Hours: Upon Application

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