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Line Mechanic - Matamata

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Matamata
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 Downer Energy

The Downer New Zealand difference is that we are a leading provider of integrated services, which means we do work in every part of NZ’s infrastructure.  In the Energy group 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 in cities, rural heartland, and industry. 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 10,000 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 to owners of electricity, gas and other network and industrial assets. We offer turnkey solutions that include design, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning, protection, maintenance and operation across electricity transmission and distribution assets including Powerco.

We are seeking a Line Mechanic to join the team based in Matamata. It is a full-time(40 hours a week Monday-Friday) permanent opportunity.Over time hours are T1.5.In the role, you will work on construction and maintenance replacement projects of network equipment and installations. You will work to establish stakeholder relationships, identify and implement risk control measures and complete other tasks within the team as required.

The role is paying between $32-$38.


About the role:

It is essential that you are an experienced Line Mechanic with knowledge of the power industry and can offer:

· Relevant Line Mechanic or Electrical Registration and current Practising License.

· NZQA Level 4 or equivalent

· A minimum of two years’ experience including high voltage and overhead work is desirable.

· Current Class 1 full Drivers Licence, ability to drive a manual vehicle and ideally a Heavy Traffic Licence is desirable.

· Flexibility to be available for an on call after hour faults roster

· A strong commitment to safety including sound knowledge of the Safety Manual Electricity Industry (SMEI) and Safe Practices for Low Voltage Electrical Work

As a highly skilled linesman in the power distribution field your previous experience will demonstrate your technical ability with a broad range of work, a commitment to producing a quality job every time and taking pride in your results. You’ll also be a strong communicator and a positive team member also able to work alone. You will hold Health & Safety in the highest regard.


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 587296 .  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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