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Kaihanga Pahi/​Kaiwhakarākei Waka

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Coachbuilders manufacture and assemble frames, panels and parts for vehicles such as buses and motor homes. Vehicle trimmers install and repair the upholstery of vehicles.


New coachbuilders/trimmers usually earn

$17-$20 per hour

Experienced coachbuilders/trimmers usually earn

$23-$26 per hour

Source: Careers Directorate – Tertiary Education Commission research, 2017

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a coachbuilder/trimmer are good due to a shortage of workers and high demand for their services.
A welder wearing a protective face mask and helmet kneels down to weld a panel on a car

Coachbuilders build and repair structures and panels on a wide variety of vehicles

Last updated 3 August 2018