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Motorcycle Mechanic | Jobs in New Zealand

Motorcycle Mechanic

Motorcycle Mechanic is on the Green List of New Zealand:


You should be:

  • Repairing engines, brakes, electrical systems, ignition systems, fuel injection systems, plugs and carburettors
  • Doing inspections and routine services
  • Fitting tyres
  • Customising or fitting accessories to motorcycles
  • Assembling new motorcycles for sale
  • Advising customers of necessary repairs and giving an estimate of cost and time
  • Reading and following manuals, worksheets, technical drawings or CD-ROMs
  • Using hand and power tools such as wrenches, drills and welding equipment
  • Using computerised diagnostic equipment.
  • You may be able to specialise in a particular make of motorcycle.
  • You may enter through a Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Most employers look for English, Maths and a science or technological subject at least to National 4.
  • You could study the Foundation Apprenticeship in Automotive (SCQF Level 4) in S3-S6, which can help to get into a relevant Modern Apprenticeship.
  • You will usually have to take an aptitude test.
  • Some entrants start by doing a full time college course and then go on to do an apprenticeship.
  • As a qualified motorcycle mechanic a motorcycle licence and a car driving licence will be useful and may be essential.
  • You must be fit, as you have to lift heavy equipment and work in cramped and uncomfortable positions.
  • You may need normal colour vision if working with electrical wiring.


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