Join The Eastern Truck Team

Eastern Truck is a family-run business that invests wholly in our employees. Professionally and personally.

Our beginners enter an Apprenticeship Mechanic pathway that includes in-house training, along with external instructive training on Kenworth and DAF products. More experienced team members receive individual, ongoing professional development.

We’re never bored. We work on a vast variety of mechanical and electrical heavy on-highway trucks, in all kinds of locations. That might be in the workshop, or in the ranges.

Our busy workshop is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and cutting-edge technology. We are super proud to have been awarded 2021 Dealer of the Year.

We’re a close-knit team, who take pride in what we do and have fun while we’re doing it. Our workplace culture is awesome. We enjoy flexible hours, with tool and on-call allowances. We receive yearly pay reviews, free health insurance, plus regular financial contributions towards child care and gym memberships. We even get lunch shouted each month.  

Check out our career opportunities below!

Diesel Mechanic Career Change to COF Inspector

Calling all qualified Road Transport Heavy Diesel Mechanics who would like a career change away from heavy lifting and turning spanners!

We can train you to be a COF Inspector in house at our new facility and gain your NZTA qualification.

Being a COF Inspector suits those with a high attention to detail and who has a great understanding of the importance of vehicle safety requirements.

Are you an expert at spotting faults?

Are you a customer service superstar?

Do you work well in a team?

Current drivers license and NZ residency?

Eastern Truck has over 30 years of experience providing quality service to the Hawke’s Bay Heavy Transport Industry. Our team carries out a full range of heavy vehicle repairs, maintenance and servicing and hold the Kenworth, DAF and Cummins franchises. We service and repair other brands and trailers as well.

We are looking for a COF (Certificate of Fitness) Inspector to join the COF team in our brand-new, independent two-lane COF testing facility.   Duties include building a team for conducting inspections of commercial vehicles for COF compliance and issuing COF certificates, along with maintaining accurate and complete records for compliance purposes.

If you have the following experience and skills, we’d love to hear from you:

  • A current COF-B (PSV) Certificate with solid experience in the Heavy Transport Industry
  • Excellent communication skills and computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work and contribute to a team environment where combined effort contributes to the overall success of the team, as well as being able to work unsupervised
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Hold current driver’s licence Class 5
  • A conscientious health and safety attitude

In return we offer:

  • The opportunity to grow your skill set within our organisation.
  • Exposure to world class brands such as Kenworth, DAF and Cummins
  • Competitive market renumeration
  • Being part of a team passionate about keeping our customers moving with a supportive management team at the helm
  • Employee benefits including retail discounts, health insurance, and access to an employee assistance program.
  • Ability to negotiate relocation expenses
  • Working in our brand-new state of the art facility
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Flexibility around family.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, so please apply via email to or by calling Kieran on 027 5572 534. All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. This rare role is exciting and will be very rewarding. Apply now!

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