A change of address helped us refocus and rebrand the workshop, so we decided to launch a Facebook competition and asked our customers the best name for our new business. We had over 70 entries, but the stand out name soon became apparent. It was at this time that we employed one of those creative types.
Our brief, we want our name to reflect what we do, where we are and the level of workmanship that is required in modern vehicles, all while keeping the area we have moved to in mind.
Workshop 7 was born. It's simple; an automotive mechanical repair workshop located at 7 Morningside Drive.
Our goal is to run an open and transparent mechanical repair business. We want you to think of us when you have a vehicle issue. It's 'Complete Auto Services'.
Tas Matiatos has been working in the automotive industry since 1995 which makes him relatively old, so to help him with his business is the team:
Danny and Denise are in the office they keep the wheels rolling.
Danny has been in automotive since 1990. He is a fully qualified technician from the UK and has a vast number of years in major dealerships, some of which are Audi, BMW and Ferrari. He has won numerous awards, including Audi service manager and Audi Twin cup.
Denise has been in automotive administration for over 15 years, ranging from accounts, payroll and service advisor. It's all Denise. Without her, no one gets paid.
In the workshop we have Adam, Billy and Ken.
Adam has been with us from the start. He started his automotive apprenticeship in 2014 and now holds a National Certificate in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Adam loves cars which he has developed with his family who are all petrol heads.
Billy immigrated from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has been in automotive since 2013. He holds a Diploma in Motorsport Technology, a bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering and is currently finishing his apprenticeship for a National Certificate in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Ken has been in automotive since 1971 and is a fully qualified automotive technician with NZQA Trade certification. Ken has a passion for restoration, having worked on some extremely rare and classic vehicles with over 15 years experience in this field alone.
Finally, we have Tas. He drinks coffee and talks a lot. He has National Certificate in Automotive Engineering and has owned 3 separate mechanical workshops since 1998. He has a passion for the automotive industry and enjoys the challenges of running an automotive business.
All of the technicians attend ongoing training with AECS, which is the country's leading automotive training provider. Workshop 7 is a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA) and the YES Association.
Honest, trustworthy, efficient and super pleasant to deal with.. I HIGHLY recommend these guys!!
How great are these guys! I took in a GTO that had hit a curb and blown a tyre for repairs. It needed a new tyre an wheel alignment. The team at Workshop 7 were fantastic. Friendly, enthusiastic and professional. The job was done the same day, and ready before the time they promised. The price was exactly as quoted and they called first to discuss the quote before doing any work. If you have car problems these are the guys to see!
Serviced my BMW a few months back, really impressed and will absolutely use them in the future. They took the time to explain everything they'd done, including checking on a few things that I had no idea about to give me a really good overview of what maintenance will be needed in the coming year. Great work guys!
These guys are fabulous, not only do they treat you like a real human being (and not an idiot female), but they can actually explain what they're doing so that it makes sense (and even fix your car while they've got it!) And there are courtesy cars and a pick up/drop off service too. Love your work guys!
Very nice to have a capable team over the road from my workplace, it must be a first! Nice to be greeted on sight by name when I have been a customer for under 2 years. Our fleet of 3 cars have been serviced and WOF'ed without any concerns. It is great to see the enthusiasm and customer focus there.
Workshop 7 has a heart.
We're committed to self-imposed standards of environmental responsibility. New Zealand is our country and we love clean and green.
If you value caring for our environment, here's a few things you may not know about the way we work.
1. Oil & Oil Filters
Old oil filters are contained & crushed – a process that extracts all the used oil, then sends the metal to be recycled. Oil is captured and recycled to aid in heating systems for a number of businesses.
Used tyres are shredded & recycled, then used in many applications like playgrounds & equestrian arenas to minimise their environmental impact.
Cast Iron, Aluminum & Milled Steel waste generated in the process of mechanical repairs are separated and recycled.
Batteries are separated then the lead and plastic are recycled.
The workshop to the front desk, are committed to cardboard, paper, aluminum and rubbish. All of this is sorted, separated and recycled.
Are you an experienced Automotive Technician / Mechanic? Do you hold a current WOF certification? Join the dynamic service team at Workshop 7.
Our ideal applicant will be a fully qualified Technician with at least 2 year's experience in a mechanical repair workshop.
Other key skills and attributes include:
- A good knowledge of automotive systems
- WOF certificate is essential
- The ability to work unsupervised
- A full drivers licence
- A can-do attitude
- Strong communication skills
- Not shy of paperwork and procedures
We welcome applications from people who gained their automotive qualifications in New Zealand, so you are aware of local standards and procedures.
You'll be working in our busy workshop diagnosing and repairing vehicles to the high standards that we aim for - we're looking for someone who is not afraid of putting in the hard yards to achieve these results!
In return, we can offer you:
- A competitive remuneration package
- Ongoing training to develop your skills
- A supportive and friendly work environment
- Fantastic career development opportunities!
If you think you have the skills and experience to join our team, APPLY now and send your CV with a cover letter to the email below.