Welcome to our job opportunity page. 

By joining Go Bus, you have the opportunity to become part of a great team and work in a varied role with; competitive remuneration, many benefits, a supportive and family-based values work environment with the added security and stability of an essential service.

Scroll below or search above to see both our current Driver and Mechanic vacancies as well as our Driver positions available from 2022.



  • School Bus Drivers - Palmerston North & Marton

    Reference Number : 3556


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    Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand Citizen, have Permanent Residency or hold a valid NZ Work Visa.

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    Get on Board with Go Bus Transport and come join our great team in Marton and Palmerston North.

    We are looking for permanent Part-Time School Bus Drivers, school terms only.

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. If you are thinking of re-joining the workforce or looking for extra hours this role may well suit you.

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus. 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.

    What you need:

    • Enjoy being with young people and have their safety and welfare at heart

    • Class 2 Licence & P endorsement (for the right applicant we can help you obtain this)

    • A responsible and caring approach

    If you want to be part of a business that is making a difference in your community then we want to hear from you!

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and Police Vetting check.

    Don't let this role drive by! Apply today!

    Apply here online or contact Steven Bruce on 027 267 1639 or email Steven.Bruce@gobus.co.nz

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  • Depot Manager

    Location : Coromandel, Coromandel | Reference Number : 3655 | Closing Date : Sun, 2 Jun 2024

    We have an exciting opportunity at Go Bus Transport, managing the operations of school runs and charters. 

    The role

    We are seeking a dynamic and results driven Depot Manager to lead the team in our Coromandel depot. 

    Your primary responsibilities will include providing comprehensive reports to the MOE, ensuring full legislative compliance, conducting thorough investigations of accidents and incidents, all whilst maintaining optimal service levels. You will also play a pivotal role in cost control, overseeing weekly KPI reports, implementing change management strategies for the business and employment relationship issues along with essential administrative duties. 

    Your expertise in fleet management will be crucial in keeping our school fleet fully operational, and you will have the opportunity to grow our charter business by developing relationships with schools and external organisations.

    Experience/qualifications sought for the position are:

    • Level 3 NCEA or equivalent (evidence of Business/Operations related higher education is desirable)
    • Class 2 licence, or willing to obtain this
    • P Endorsement, or ability to obtain one
    • Experience in managing a large team 
    • At least 3 years’ experience in a large passenger service industry or similar
    • Experience in managing customer and stakeholder relationships with significant organisations


    Key Skills/Attributes required:

    • Strong Leadership and ability to manage teams
    • Excellent customer service
    • Excellent planning and organising skills
    • Advanced communication skills – both verbal and written
    • Computer skills
    • Ability to build and develop key relationships
    • Negotiation skills
    • Managing safety and compliance
    • Ability to adapt and cope with change


    Join us in this dynamic role and be a driving force in shaping the success of our Coromandel based depot. 

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test, and a Police Vetting Check.

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  • Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic

    Location : Hamilton Urban, Waikato | Reference Number : 3650 | Closing Date : Thu, 30 May 2024

    Are you a Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic eager for an opportunity to apply your craft as well as develop new skills in electronic vehicles?

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    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 based in Hamilton you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures.  The predominate vehicle platforms include MAN, Volvo, FUSO and Izuzu.      

    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.

    Training and development will be available through our partnership with MITO where we will support you to achieve additional qualifications and pursue further skills with EV technology.  Supervisory and leadership development is available for the right person, and as a multi-national company your future is only limited by your desire to reach for it.

    The successful candidate will:

    • Hold a level 4 trade certified automotive technician qualification or equivalent. Level 3 would be considered for the right person, who is willing to upskill to Level 4 through our training partner.
    • Have hands-on experience as a mechanic commensurate with the level of qualification achieved. 
    • 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.
    • Be offered a minimum of 40 hour per week and be willing to participate in an on-call roster.
    • Experience in heavy and/or bus automotive engineering would be desirable.

    As we are a health and safety conscious employer, our pre-employment conditions include successfully passing a Drug and Alcohol test and Ministry of Justice check.

                                                                                  

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  • Lead Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic

    Location : Te Awamutu, Waikato | Reference Number : 3651 | Closing Date : Wed, 29 May 2024

    Are you a Qualified Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic eager for an opportunity to apply your craft, with the ability to train and mentor staff?

    Kinetic is a global passenger transport Company across Australasia, the UK, Europe and Asia with bus and rail operations keeping people moving and cities and communities connected. 

    Across New Zealand with over 4,500 staff, you’ll find Kinetic bus operations delivering metro urban services in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, and Wellington and through Go Bus, our regional bus brand, in urban, school and charter services across most of the rest of the country. Kinetic also operates the highly successful and prestigious Johnston’s coach services and SkyBus airside transport services at Auckland International Airport.

    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 be working at our Te Awamutu workshop/depot, and will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures.  The predominate vehicle platforms include MAN, MITSUBISHI, ISUZU, FORD TRANSIT.      

    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.

    Training and development will be available through our partnership with MITO where we will support you to achieve additional qualifications and pursue further skills with EV technology.  Supervisory and leadership development is available for the right person, and as a multi-national company your future is only limited by your desire to reach for it.

    The successful candidate will:

    • Hold a minimum NZQA Level 4 certified automotive technician qualification or equivalent.
    • Have hands-on experience as a mechanic commensurate with the level of qualification achieved. 
    • 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.
    • Be offered a minimum of 40 hour per week and be willing to participate in an on-call roster.
    • Commensurate with the relevant skills and experience, a competitive hourly rate will be offered, plus additional allowances for tools.
    • Experience in heavy and/or bus automotive engineering would be desirable.

    As we are a health and safety conscious employer, our pre-employment conditions include successfully passing a Drug and Alcohol test and Ministry of Justice check.

    Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand Citizen, have Permanent Residency or a current Work Visa with no restrictions.

                                                                                  

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  • School Bus Driver - Coromandel region

    Location : Coromandel, Coromandel | Reference Number : 3625 | Closing Date : Wed, 12 Feb 2025

    Get on Board with Go Bus Transport and come join our great team in the Coromandel region.

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. Whether you are an experienced driver looking for a new opportunity or someone wanting to take advantage of working part-time throughout the year while enjoying a good lifestyle, we have positions available right now.

    We are looking for Part-Time and Casual On-Call School Bus Drivers located in Thames, Ngatea, Paeroa, Tairua and Whitianga.


    What you need:


    • Class 2 Licence (preferred)

    • P endorsement (we can help you obtain this)

    • A responsible and caring approach

    • Enjoy being with young people and have a high regard for their safety and welfare  

    If you want to be part of a business that is making a difference in your community then we want to hear from you!

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and Police Vetting check.

    Don't let this role drive by! Apply today!

    Apply here online or contact Ray Cunningham on 0273754189 or email Ray.Cunningham@gobus.co.nz.

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  • Trade Assistant

    Location : Dunedin, Dunedin | Reference Number : 3652 | Closing Date : Wed, 29 May 2024

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    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 looking for a mechanically minded person who will be effective with supporting in the workshop where required. This involves helping with minor mechanical repairs and lubrication of buses. You will also be responsible for the steam cleaning of bus under-bodies, engines, transmissions and engine bay areas. Full training will be provided.

    You'll need:

    • Class 2 licence essential, Class 4 licence desirable
    • Previous experience working in a workshop environment
    • Strong mechanical aptitude
    • The ability to work flexible hours..

    We are looking for a real hands-on, 'can do' person who enjoys teamwork and autonomy, has excellent communication skills and takes pride in a job well done. 

    If you enjoy working as part of a busy team then apply today! 

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  • School Bus & Special Needs Drivers - Dunedin area

    Location : Dunedin, Dunedin | Reference Number : 3572

    Come join a great team and get on board with Go Bus!

    School Bus and Special Needs drivers are required in the Dunedin and surrounding areas.  We have permanent part time roles available, minimum of 15 hours per week, school term only. 

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. If you are thinking of re-joining the workforce or looking for extra hours this role may well suit you.

    What you need:

    • Enjoy being with young people and have their safety and welfare at heart
    • Full Class 1 Licence (over 2 years)
    • P endorsement licence
    • A responsible and caring approach

    Do you want to be part of a business that is making a difference in your community? 

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and Police Vetting check.

    Limited vacancies available, apply promptly.  Apply here online or send your CV to Narindervir.Singh@gobus.co.nz

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  • School Bus Driver - Tirau

    Location : Matamata, Waikato | Reference Number : 3590

    Get on Board with Go Bus Transport and come join our great team in Tirau.

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. If you are thinking of re-joining the workforce or looking for extra hours this role may well suit you.

    We are looking for permanent part-time School Bus Driver to drive the Tirau children to Matamata. 

    15 Hours a week during school term only. This would ideally suit someone who lives in Tirau.

    What you need:

    • A Full Class 1 (over 2 years)

    • Class 2 Licence & P endorsement licence (we can help you obtain this)

    • Enjoy being with young people and have their safety and welfare at heart

    • A responsible and caring approach

    If you want to be part a business that is making a difference in your community then we want to hear from you!

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and Police Vetting check.

    Don't let this role drive by! Apply today!

    Send you CV to matamata@gobus.co.nz or call Maree 078888236 or apply below.

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  • Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic - Dunedin

    Location : Dunedin, Dunedin | Reference Number : 3555

                                                        

    Are you a Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic eager for an opportunity to apply your craft as well as develop new skills in electronic vehicles?

    We are looking for a Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic at our Workshop in Dunedin.

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    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 based in Dunedin you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures.  The predominate vehicle platforms include MAN, Volvo, FUSO and Izuzu.      

    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.

    Training and development will be available through our partnership with MITO where we will support you to achieve additional qualifications and pursue further skills with EV technology.  Supervisory and leadership development is available for the right person, and as a multi-national company your future is only limited by your desire to reach for it.


                   

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  • Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic - Hamilton

    Reference Number : 3560


    Are you a Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic eager for an opportunity to apply your craft as well as develop new skills in electronic vehicles?

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    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 based in Hamilton you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures.  The predominate vehicle platforms include MAN, Volvo, FUSO and Izuzu.      

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  • Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic - Christchurch

    Location : Birmingham Drive (Urban Services), Christchurch | Reference Number : 3500

    Are you a Heavy Automotive Diesel Mechanic eager for an opportunity to apply your craft as well as develop new skills in electronic vehicles?

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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 Sky Bus.     

    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 based in Birmingham Drive Christchurch you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles and benefit from ongoing external training from our vehicle manufactures.  The predominate vehicle platforms include MAN, Volvo, FUSO and Izuzu.      

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  • School Bus & Charter Drivers - Gisborne

    Location : Gisborne, Gisborne | Reference Number : 2482


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    Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand Citizen, have Permanent Residency or hold a current valid NZ Work Visa. We are not able to support work visa applications at present.


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    Get on Board with Go Bus Transport and come join our great team in Gisborne!

    We are looking for permanent part-time and casual on-call staff for School Bus and Charter Drivers.

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. If you are thinking of re-joining the workforce or looking for extra hours this role may well suit you.

    Go Bus Transport is the largest passenger transport provider in New Zealand, operating 2,000+ vehicles from 40 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.

    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.

    What you need:

    • Class License 2 and P endorsement (we can assist the right applicants to obtain this)
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • A positive Attitude
    • A desire and passion to showcase Gisborne
    •  Enjoy being with young people and have their safety and welfare at heart

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and a Police Vetting Check.

    Does this sounds like the role for you? Don't let this role drive by, apply today!

    Send your CV to gisborne@gobus.co.nz, call Jo on 021 281 1403 or apply here online.

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  • School Bus Driver - Te Puke

    Location : Te Puke, Bay of Plenty | Reference Number : 3565 | Closing Date : Wed, 12 Jun 2024

    Get on Board with Go Bus Transport and come join our great team in Te Puke!

    This is an ideal chance to make a change in your life and try something different with a great company. If you are thinking of re-joining the workforce or looking for extra hours this role may well suit you.

    We are looking for casual School Bus Drivers, school terms only.

    What you need:

    • Enjoy being with young people and have their safety and welfare at heart

    • Class 2 Licence

    • P endorsement (we can help you obtain this)

    • A responsible and caring approach

    If you want to be part of a business that is making a difference in your community then we want to hear from you!

    Our recruitment process includes a Drug and Alcohol Test and Police Vetting check.

    Don't let this role drive by! Apply today!

    Apply here online or contact Trudy on email Trudy.Murray@gobus.co.nz

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