Outboard Technician - Vanuatu

06 December 2017
60625 / 17-002


Vila Marine is the leading marine store in the Republic of Vanuatu. The business is the sole distributor for Mercury Outboards and are also distribution agents for various other marine related products throughout the country.

The search is on for a senior marine mechanic to join the team.


The successful applicant will ideally be a qualified marine technician from a reputable technical institute. Failing that, the applicant should have at least 10 years of on-the-job experience in the field of outboard motor repairs, maintenance and installation from a recognised dealership (preferably a Mercury Marine dealer) and have a comprehensive record of technical training.


The candidate must possess the following attributes and experience:

  • Qualifications in all marine outboard motor systems, including rigging and general fit-up requirements such as 12-volt installations of lights, pumps, and ancillary equipment
  • Must be well experienced in the latest range of Mercury Outboards, including EFI four stroke and Verado products
  • Experience in the latest outboard diagnostic equipment for Mercury Marine (CDS and G3) products would be a huge advantage
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work in a team, whilst demonstrating some leadership qualities when and where needed
  • Experience as a foreman or workshop supervisor in a marine workshop would also be an advantage
  • Must have strong English skills, both oral and written
  • Finally, competent computer skills are essential to this role, as you may be required to perform office-related tasks as part of the job.


The candidate will be required to work under the following arrangement:

  • Must be able to work overtime when required (this is not often)
  • Must be able to relocate to Vanuatu for a minimum of 3-year contract (repatriation funds will be available to the successful candidate)
  • Accommodation will be provided
  • Holidays would be restricted to only 3-weeks a year
  • Salary package based on experience.

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.