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Trainee Cable Jointer - Energy - Auckland

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 590878
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Trades, New Careers (Apprenticeships, Cadetships, Graduates and Internships)

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 Downer New Zealand, Energy:

Our ambition is to be the Energy partner of choice for cities, rural heartland, communities, and industry partners. We work with some of New Zealand’s largest asset owners and energy providers to maintain their critical networks and assets across the country and connect every community. Our whole-of-life approach creates positive outcomes for all New Zealanders as we help to reduce carbon emissions, optimise energy and build a better Aotearoa.  This is a time of growth for us to add more value to our customers and opportunities for our people in the dynamic Energy sector. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and nearly 12,000 nationwide in Downer NZ, and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.


About the Role:               

Downer Energy is a leading provider of end-to-end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Energy 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.

Work alongside our experienced Cable Jointers and learn an essential Trade and valuable skills to become a registered Cable Jointer.  You’ll be fully supervised while you assist with the provision of electrical fitting services including equipment repairs and installing of new network equipment.  You’ll get out and about in the Auckland Region, doing hands on physical work and working outside in all weather conditions.


About you:

Describing yourself as someone who likes to be outside, in sun or snow, is happy to get your hands dirty and has a mechanical aptitude you’ll get to learn from the best.  You’ll be able to demonstrate an ability to follow instructions, complete job paperwork and hold Health and Safety in high regard.

In addition, you’ll be a great team contributor with strong interpersonal skills who is keen to learn from your experienced workmates as well as in a formal training course.  Your previous work experience will likely include working with machinery and physical work where you’ve had the opportunity to show initiative and self-manage.   

You will also need to have:

  • Minimum of NCEA Level 2 passes in English, Mathematics and at least one other subject area
  • An electrical background or interest, ie completion of a pre-trades course would be an advantage, but not required.
  • Current Class 1 full drivers licence (restricted minimum) for manual vehicles and HT licence ideal


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

This is a great time to join the Downer Team!

You can apply online and express your interest with reference number 590878 .  We prefer online applications.  Once you click "Apply" you will be routed to our career website where you will be required to complete an on-line application.  This will take quite a few minutes but please be patient with us and carefully fill this in and we will return the patience when you join the Downer Whānau.

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