Marine Technician - Bay of Islands, NZ

10 October 2016
60558 / 16-001
  • Qualified and Experienced Marine Technician
  • Yamaha training and experience a strong advantage
  • Option for mechanically qualified technician to move in to the marine sector


Summary: Experienced and qualified Marine/Mechanical Technician is sought immediately to join the team at Bay of Islands Marine and Service Centre in Opua to work on outboard engines in a range of recreational boats.

Position: Marine Technician

Reports to: Service Manager

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • New outboard engine installation and rigging (for new boats and repower packages), together with instrumentation packages
  • Routine engine servicing and maintenance on two- and four- stroke outboards (any brand)
  • Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting, utilizing OEM computerized workshop systems in support
  • Hands on work in the workshop and remotely at the boat location if required
  • Preparation of job estimates
  • Engine repairs and rebuilds, including ordering appropriate replacement parts and utilizing on line manufacturer parts ordering and reference systems
  • Testing engines and sea trials
  • Drafting and maintaining accurate job cards


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trade Qualified as Marine/Mechanical Technician preferred – we can also consider a qualified and experienced automotive technician who had the appetite and enthusiasm to be trained in marine work
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing outboards: 2-stroke and 4-stroke products (all power ratings)
  • Experience with PWC / water jets a genuine bonus
  • Experience with electrical wiring, troubleshooting/repairing electrics/accessories would be a definite advantage
  • Computer literate for use of company email and on-line parts systems
  • Passionate ‘Boatie’ preferred  
  • Full clean Driver’s License


Personal Attributes and Qualities:

  • Strong work ethic in team environment
  • Methodical and disciplined approach to producing high quality work
  • Excellent communication skills and a confident and personable manner
  • Clean and tidy worker who likes to keep the workplace the same way
  • Diligent administrator to keep the work records complete and correct



  • $’s competitive and negotiable according to skills and capabilities
  • Based in the sub-tropical Bay of Islands in Opua.
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work Visa


The Company:

Bay of Islands Marine & Service Centre Ltd is a privately owned company, recently under new management.

There are three areas of business: Trailer Boat and Engine Sales (Authorized Yamaha Dealer) and also featuring Ramco, Lasercraft, Southernsports and Buccaneer boat packages. 

The workshop can support service and repair of any make/model of outboard motor.

Normal operating hours are 08:00 – 17:00 weekdays, and 09:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays.



Please send your CV and an introductory covering letter to Rob Everall by emailing , or dial 021 996 796 for further information.

Contact Rob Everall of Marinejobs by writing to or call him on +64 21 996 796 for further information.  You can also apply directly to this job using the form on the right side of this page.