Outboard Boat Technician - North Shore, Auckland

20 December 2016
60532 / 16-001
  • Qualified and Experienced Marine Technician
  • Mercury training a strong advantage
  • Option for mechanically qualified technician to move in to the marine sector


Summary: Experienced and qualified Marine/Mechanical  Technician is needed now to join the team at Fish City Albany to work on (mainly) outboards 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
  • 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
  • Hands on work in the workshop and remotely at the boat location if required
  • Occasional work on sterndrives and trailer rigging/repairs
  • Preparation of accurate job cards


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Trade Qualified as Marine/Mechanical Technician – we can also consider a qualified automotive technician who could be trained to move over to marine work
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing outboards: 2 stroke carbureted, Optimax, Verado and all 4-stroke products
  • Experience with stern drives a big plus but not critical
  • 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



  • $’s competitive and negotiable according to skills and capabilities
  • Based in Albany, North Shore, Auckland.
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work Visa


The Company:

Fish City in Albany is a privately owned company, recently under new management.

There are three areas of business: Trailer Boat and Engine Sales (Mercury dealer and also featuring FC and McLay ranges), Retail Showroom to cover all chandlery, fishing and hunting needs and a busy workshop, where new and repowered boats are rigged and where any make/model of engine can be serviced.



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

Contact Rob Everall of Marinejobs by writing to rob@marinejobs.co.nz 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.