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



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)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955




Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street,
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011



Physical Address:
Level 1, Kensington House
185 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
Office T43
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427


South West, United Kingdom

Abbey Manor Business Centre
Preston Road
Somerset, BA20 2EN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 203 934 6389