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Telecommunication Technician

Apply now Job no: 580050
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Horowhenua/Levin, Levin, Christchurch, Blenheim, Cromwell, Dunedin, Invercargill, Nelson, Queenstown, Wanaka
Categories: Telecommunications

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.

One of the most amazing work locations you will ever experience in your lifetime, combined with working amongst a team of passionate experts. 

Downer prides itself on the geographical reach of the solutions it provides but this position takes it to the extreme! What we have is no ordinary job in an extraordinary setting, so we are seeking a person of special character and skills to be our Telecommunication Technician in Antarctica.

The telecommunications system used in Antarctica is part of Spark and Antarctica New Zealand's network and your skills will be used to maintain the communication services at Scott Base and on the Antarctica mainland.

The successful candidate must have a broad skill set and should be experienced in Satellite Earth Station Maintenance, Terrestrial and Radio System Maintenance, Minor Rigging, Nortel PABX Maintenance, Payphones, Structured Cabling Systems Maintenance (adds, moves and changes), Data Networks (adds, moves and changes) and fibre and copper reticulation maintenance, Maintenance of portable communications equipment, paging and other miscellaneous communications equipment.  Some technical refresher training is available, if required, prior to departure.

In addition to the relevant Telecommunication experience, you must be able to live and work in a small close-knit team at Scott Base for 13 months (tentatively September 2021 to October 2022). Due to the nature of this extraordinary opportunity, the person appointed will need to undergo an extensive medical examination, and up to two weeks pre-Antarctic training in Christchurch.

Think carefully about what living and working in this environment will be like before you apply!  For additional information, please visit

To apply, please go to and search for job number 580050.

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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