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Automation Technician

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579222
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland - Kerrs Road
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Water

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart. 

Downer Automation is the Industrial EICA part of Downer New Zealand.  We are in the growth phase of building capacity and capability across Electrical, Instrumentation and Control aspects of the industrial environment starting in the Construction and Utilities sectors.  This team has been built on being New Zealand’s largest provider of on-road technology services and a recognised industry leader and we are using this base to grow.  We use a full suite of products to create innovative solutions providing high-quality services to our clients.

With business growth and success, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Automation Field technician to join our Automation team based in Auckland. 

A bit about your role;

The Technician is responsible for ensuring that ITS Field Devices and traffic signals are maintained in accordance with current standards and that service levels achieves agreed productivity and quality targets. Some of your key duties would include;

  • Installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of a variety of ITS Field devices such as CCTVs, variable message signs, electronic advance warning signs, vehicle detection and counting systems as well as the fibre network.
  • Configuration and bench testing of devices in a workshop environment
  • Be available for an on call rotating roster and occasional night duties
  • Delivering outstanding quality and performance to our clients related to Field Automation and ITS devices installation, maintenance and upgrades and the safe operation of the Traffic Signals network
  • Provide accurate and detailed documentation of works done i.e. daily job sheets, as built drawings and photos.
  • Assist with engineering solutions to rectify faults.
  • Able to understand and work from Network and Electrical drawings.
  • Ensuring pre-start checks and daily plant checks are carried out along with operating the plant and equipment in a correct and safe manner. 
  • Nurture a strong culture of Zero Harm.

A bit about you;

You will be a proactive and outcomes-focused Technician and you will bring with you;

  • An electrical trade certificate (current electrical licence NZ or AUS) or tertiary qualification in electrical engineering. EWRB Registered Electrician preferred
  • IP networking and fibre network knowledge desirable
  • Basic Traffic Controller (TC) or higher qualification, STSM 2/ 3NP – desirable
  • Experience working in Elevated Work Platforms desirable
  • Clean, Full class 1 essential, Class 2 desirable. Should be able to drive a manual vehicle
  • Experience in ITS Field Devices, Traffic Signals and CCTV
  • Work well in a team environment, but can work well alone when required
  • Be reliable and hard working
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer and ITS skills/experience
  • Ability to travel regionally with the willingness to be away from home if required for project delivery
  • A natural ability to interact with customers and communicate effectively

A role with Downer Automation can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team, working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job. 

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579222 apply.  

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

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 

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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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