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Diesel Mechanic Jobs

Diesel Mechanic Jobs

How to Enter

To become a qualified Diesel Mechanic in New Zealand, you need to complete an apprenticeship and obtain a National Certificate in Motor Industry – Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Level 4). You can specialise in Automotive Machining, Light Vehicles, Motorcycle Engineering or Trailer Boat Systems.

To become a specialist Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, you will need to complete an apprenticeship and obtain a National Certificate in Motor Industry – Automotive Heavy Engineering (Level 4).

Typical Responsibilities

A Diesel Mechanic may be expected to do any of the following job responsibilities:

  • Dismantling and reassembling engines, parts and systems

  • Conducting Warrant of Fitness checks

  • Diagnosing faults in and servicing vehicles

  • Replacing or repairing faulty parts

  • Changing vehicle lubricants, coolants and filters

  • Modifying vehicles, engines, parts and systems

  • Liaising with customers and clients

Progression

Mechanics who undergo further training and can often progress their careers further and become Senior Mechanics or move into management and customer service roles. Alternatively, Mechanics can further specialise in various different vehicle types such as light and heavy vehicles, and motorcycles.

Salary Range

30 – 71K per annum (NZD)