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Electrical Fitter - Paeroa

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 582073
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Paeroa
Categories: Trades, Maintenance

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 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer New Zealand has a proud history that can be traced back to 1870, and today we are NZ’s leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment is building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions.  The key to our success is our people who, on a day-to-day basis, they stand and deliver the company's core values of Excellence, Courage, Collaboration & Integrity across a diverse landscape of markets. We are proud of what we do, and that we support the well-being of the communities we work, live and play in.

About the role:

Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end-to-end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners.  Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team.  Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ’s largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

As Electrical Fitter / Power Technician, you will provide services including construction, maintenance and fault diagnosis/rectification of all network equipment and installations.  You will also be responsible for HV power, control systems, protection and substation equipment throughout the region and you will also be involved with:

  • Installing and testing
  • Maintenance and commissioning
  • Fault diagnosis
  • SCADA and Communications

About You:

Ideally, you will be a skilled Power Technician with HV, substation or power transmission experience.  To really impress us, you will also have knowledge of SCADA Communications, however we will support further training to develop your career. You will need to have knowledge of the power industry and:

  • Relevant trade qualifications
  • EWRB Registration and certificates with practicing license
  • Power Technician Level 5 qualification, NZCE or equivalent
  • Current Class 1 Drivers Licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle
  • Sound knowledge of electrical test equipment, systems and procedures
  • Underground and overhead constructions skills in the distribution industry
  • Substation experience preferred
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • A strong work ethic with excellent time management skills
  • Enthusiasm, integrity, honesty, punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Adept at interpreting designs

Your analytical nature will ensure that your work is of the highest quality with a key focus on safety.

What we offer: 

A role with us 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 offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large company. Our employee benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work. We have partnered with the following companies (plus many more) to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life:

  • Marram Health Care
  • Air New Zealand
  • Samsung
  • Repco
  • PlaceMakers
  • Southern Cross Insurance
  • Les Mills
  • Lumino the Dentist
  • Spec Savers

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 582073 to apply.     

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

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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