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Workshop Manager

Listed:                   4 March 2024

Location:             Whenuapai

Job type:             Full-time, Permanent

Career Opportunity:

Dirtworks has grown steadily over the last 10 years, providing bulk earthworks and transportation solutions to a range of customers within the Auckland region. Our management team is highly experienced and great to work with. We are looking for a capable workshop manager with leadership skills to join us in our conveniently located, fully equipped workshop in Whenuapai, West Auckland.

You will manage a small team of 2 certified heavy diesel technicians, 1 apprentice and 1 workshop administrator. Guided by our fleet management schedule, you will be organizing the repairs, breakdowns and maintenance of a modern fleet of trucks, trailers, various earthmoving machinery and light vehicles. Strong on planning and daily management, you will be assessing and implementing tasks to the workshop staff and reporting on the efficient and safe repairs and maintenance conducted. You will be an experienced heavy diesel technician working both off and on the tools, as necessary.

You will play an important role in the organisation and form a collaborative relationship with the Operations Manager and the upper management team. We seek an industry expert that can provide a high level of technical and problem solving skills, who focuses on value added solutions that can improve both safety and profitability. You will drive continuous improvement, seek growth opportunities for the workshop team members and further develop a cohesive and multi-skilled team.


  • New Zealand certificate in heavy automotive engineering (level 4) in either road transport or plant and equipment
  • Two+ years proven workshop people management experience with leadership and team development skills. This may be at a supervisory level and you are ready to move into a management role.
  • Staff performance, learning & development and leave management skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturer compliance, legislation and warranty management
  • Monitor and ensure workshop targets are achieved
  • Comprehensive health & safety knowledge and application
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer applications such as fleet management packages
  • Budget management skills to effectively manage expenditure

We offer an attractive remuneration package including a modern service vehicle, phone & laptop, and a supportive management and company culture. You will work in a well equipped workshop with access to a contract engineer and panel beater/painter, as required.

We will consider applicants as they are received. All applicants should already have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. We carry out pre-employment and ongoing & random testing. Please send your CV to  or call / text Jean on 021 363 553.