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We are looking for an Auto Electrician to join our team.

Days and Hours of Work: Mon-Fri 8hrs per day, Saturday 4 hrs by arrangement
Annual Leave: 4 weeks paid leave per year
Location of Work: Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time
Permanent / Temporary / Casual: Permanent


Years of Experience / Qualifications / Endorsements:

  • NZ Residence or Work Permit
  • Auto Electrical Engineering Trade Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience in workshop setting
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good computer and keyboard skills
  • NZ or International private car drivers licence for manual and automatic transmission.
  • Heavy Transport drivers licence preferable
  • Customer Service experience preferable


During the course of work, the Employee may be responsible for some or all of the following daily tasks:

  • Using diagnostic equipment to locate electrical and electronic problems
  • Carrying out tests to diagnose faulty components
  • Discussing problems with clients
  • Recording any other potential faults the diagnostic test equipment tells you are likely to occur in the future
  • Repairing automotive electrical systems
  • Replacing electrical components on vehicles (e.g. starters, alternators etc)
  • Battery fitment and problem solving
  • Cleaning and overhauling components
  • Working on complex electronic systems, such as engine management systems, ABS brakes, airbags, and electronically controlled gearboxes
  • Fixing problems on instrument panels, such as speedometers and fuel and oil gauges
  • Installing mobile entertainment systems such as car radios, DVD and CD players
  • Installing car security systems
  • Working on air-conditioning systems
  • Helping customers decide what parts and accessories are needed for vehicles
  • Keeping records of all parts and labour time to be charged out
  • Delivering and picking up customers and/or their cars where necessary
  • Delivering and picking up cars from other workshops where necessary
  • Answering telephone enquiries and taking work shop bookings
  • Maintaining health and safety and security on the workshop floor
  • Operating relevant areas of the computer system
  • Suggesting and implementing improved work methods and systems
  • Mentoring and guiding an apprentice auto electrician if requested
  • Asking other staff to assist where appropriate
  • Being in sole charge of the premises when necessary
  • Relieving other staff when required
  • Holding a full, valid New Zealand or international drivers licence at all times.

Following are the qualities, skills and knowledge areas that we expect you to show:

  • Be accurate, reliable, logical, persistent and adaptable
  • Be able to work well with others and accept their advice
  • Be aware of other team members and assist however required
  • Use good people skills and courtesy in dealing with customers
  • Use technical and problem-solving skills and pay attention to detail
  • Use basic maths skills for making calculations
  • Use of keyboard and computer skills
  • Be careful, safety-conscious and keep cool when working under pressure
  • Use good communication skills, use English language properly, communicate regularly and courteously with other staff and the Employer
  • Be well organised and maintain a clean workbench, especially when working with electronics
  • Be skilled and careful when working with small, delicate components
  • Treat vehicles and equipment with care and respect
  • Report any accidents as soon as they occur
  • Make every effort to learn and keep up to date with basic engineering, automotive electronics principals, electrical theory and circuit diagrams, and the basic mechanics of vehicles
  • Make every effort to learn and keep up to date with different vehicle makes and models, and their parts and accessories

Postal Address
PO Box 447 Kaitaia 0441, New Zealand

Street Address
12 Whangatane Drive Kaitaia, New Zealand

0064 9 4080120

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If you think this sounds like you, please get in touch! To apply to join our team at Redan Auto Electrical send your CV to us direct at or come in and see us!


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