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Line Mechanic (lower South Island) - Expressions of Interest

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  • Join a leading provider of Power & Gas services
  • Contribute to a pivotal project in the Lower South Island

  • Explore new regions and enjoy NZ's outdoor lifestyle

Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end to end services to owners of electricity, gas and other network and industrial assets. We design, construct, operate, maintain and manage assets to deliver optimal results for owners and their customers. With an exciting new construction project this year, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team.

This is a great opportunity to see and experience our country! Characterised by rugged mountain ranges, stunning lakes and scenic forests the Lower South Island is a region offering a range of activities for the keen outdoors person.

The Role:

We are offering a rare combination - join Downer as a permanent employee, get stuck-in to a construction project in the lower South Island until the end of this year. Gain training and client relevant competencies as you work creating future opportunities to work in other areas of NZ to fulfil the requirements of our strong work pipeline.

We will be creating work teams of experienced:

•Line Mechanics, and

•Line Mechanic Team Leaders

About You:

Flexibility to move to the lower South Island until the end of 2017 and potentially relocate to other NZ locations as our future work requires is a must.

It is essential you have power distribution experience and in particular have worked on lines construction jobs. For our Line Mechanics you will also need to offer:•Line Mechanic Registration and current Practising License.

  • NZQA Level 4 or equivalent
  • EWRB registration or meet requirements to apply
  • Relevant competency tickets/licences
  • Current Full Drivers Licence, ability to drive a manual vehicle and ideally a Heavy Traffic Licence Class 2
  • Sound knowledge of the Safety Manual Electricity Industry (SMEI) and Safe Practices for Low Voltage Electrical Work

As a proven specialist in the power distribution field your previous experience will demonstrate your technical ability, a commitment to producing a quality job every time and taking pride in your results.

An appreciation of the impact of your work will ensure you are a professional representative of the Downer brand in the communities you work in. You'll also be a strong communicator and a positive team member who holds Health & Safety in the highest regard.

What's on offer?

You'll contribute to a substantial project as part of a larger team and be proud to showcase your skills to provide critical infrastructure for the community, as well as impacting business success.

The potential for growth within in Downer is massive. Your current skills will be highly valued and we encourage continued learning and offer full training and support to meet the competencies required by our clients. Downer Line Mechanics are highly regarded and regularly recognised at industry awards and competitions.

Attractive project package on offer.

Click apply now or head to and enter reference number 536893 to register your interest. Check out to see what we do!

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

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