• Heavy Diesel Mechanic/Automotive Technician - Christchurch - #2426

    We are looking for Heavy Diesel Mechanic at our Birmingham Drive, Christchurch Workshop. 

    If you are looking for flexibility, want to be part of an inclusive team environment and relish the variety and challenge of a fast-paced operation, this could be your next career step.

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 1,700+ vehicles from 30 depots, stretching between North Auckland and Invercargill. Go Bus operates urban, school, on-demand and charter services under it’s Go Bus brand, tour coach and corporate services by Johnston’s Coachlines and airport services by SkyBus.     

    Go Bus is part of the Kinetic Group, the biggest mass transit bus operator in Australia and New Zealand. Across Kinetic operations, we move 50 million people per year using 3,000+ buses operated and supported by over 4,000 people.

    The Role:

    We are a leading go-ahead company operating a modern fleet of vehicles and have recently integrated electric vehicles into our portfolio.

    This role will be responsible and accountable for the completion of all mechanical automotive engineering tasks, whilst continuously demonstrating ‘best practice’.

    As a part of the workshop team, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures, along with a newly developed MITO electric training module.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we introduce new I/T based hardware and systems into the workshop and commence with workshop refurbishments.                                


    We offer you the opportunity to become part of a great team and work in a varied role with; competitive remuneration, a supportive and family-based values work environment with the added security and stability of an essential service.

    The Successful Candidate:

    • NZQA certified automotive technician or equivalent.
    • Possess high standards and are able operate within a strict safety and compliance-based environment
    • Heavy traffic, licence (minimum class 2, class 4 preferred or willing to get one).
    • A focus/passion for engineering excellence.
    • Committed to being a team player.
    • A strong customer, service and quality focus
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Experience in heavy and/or bus automotive engineering would be desirable.

    As we are a health and safety conscious employer, our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol test and Ministry of Justice check.

    Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand Citizen or have Permanent Residency.