Automotive Technician / Mechanic

Job title : Automotive Technician / Mechanic
Location : Wellington
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Juanel Van Jaarsveld
Contact email :
Job reference : PH73625

At CentrePort, we know opportunity when we see it. Strategically placed at the centre of New Zealand, we are a key asset facilitating economic growth through safe and efficient movement of cargo and providing supply chain solutions and expertise. Their success comes from being innovative, flawless in execution and having the right people with the right attitude working for them.

We are looking to appoint an Automotive Technician / Mechanic to join their busy Engineering and Maintenance team.

Your purpose in this role will be to repair and maintain plant and equipment across the Port as well as undertake preventative maintenance.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong focus on working safely at all times

  • Qualifications to Trade Certification or Level 4 (minimum) in Automotive Engineering, or the equivalent

  • 5 years + experience with heavy equipment maintenance preferred

  • Good knowledge of computers with an interest in the electrical controls and diagnostics

  • To be a natural leader who enjoys the challenges of fault finding and diagnostics

  • The ability to prioritise work requirements, and work with minimum supervision while still being a team player.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

You will also need to have a good head for heights and enjoy working outdoors. You must be able to work on rostered shifts including nights and weekends and hold a clean, full New Zealand driver’s license (Class 2 or better), ideally with forklift endorsement.

With a strong set of Values and focus on Health and Safety, CentrePort is a great place to work. Don’t miss out on being part of a great team and the opportunity to learn new skills. This is a permanent job opportunity which comes with access to free car parking and a gym on site. We offer death and disability and income protection insurances, wellbeing initiatives, discounts with partner organisations and learning and development opportunities. Our success comes from having the right people with the right attitude. So, if you would like to come on board with us, we would like to hear from you.

CentrePort supports an environment of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and therefore, encourage applications from different backgrounds. To ensure our recruitment process is fully accessible, please let us know if you require any support or have any accessibility requirement.

Please note CentrePort operates an Alcohol and Drug free work place; pre-employment testing will be part of the recruitment process. You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

For more information contact Juanel on 04 471 6985, apply online or email your CV to, quoting Ref: PH73625