A reference list of accessibility keys Careers New Zealand home page Sitemap Search the website About us Contact us govt.nz Jump to content Jump to site navigation main-menu Left column sub navigation menu Jump to page header Jump to page footer Jump to right-hand column

Automotive TechnicianAlternative titles

Kaihangarau Pūkaha Waka

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Light Vehicle Technician
Motor Mechanic
Motorcycle Technician
Heavy Vehicle Technician
Diesel Mechanic
Car Mechanic

Automotive technicians service and repair vehicles and their parts and systems.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Automotive technicians with less than two years’ experience usually earn
$15-$18
per hour
Automotive technicians with two or more years’ experience usually earn
$24-$30
per hour

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
19,654
Year 2011
19,696
Year 2010
19,665
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Good

Chances of getting a job as an automotive technician are good due to strong demand for automotive services.


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Mathematics

Workshop Technology

This job page includes information about:

Light Vehicle Technician

Heavy Vehicle Techician

Motorcycle Technician

Related jobs

Collision Repair Technician

Automotive Electrician

Automotive Refinisher

Bicycle Mechanic

Coachbuilder/Trimmer

Philip Jopson looking under the hood of a car

An automotive technician working on a car

Print all sections with images

Updated 19 Dec 2014