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Industrial Electrician

  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About Downer Automation:

Downer Automation is the EICA delivery arm of Downer New Zealand.  We are in the growth phase of building capacity and capability on the back of number of very large contract wins in Water, Utilities, IOT and EICA sectors.  This team has been built on being New Zealand’s largest provider of Water Services, Radio and Telemetry and IOT services and a recognised industry leader and we are using this base to continue to grow.  We use a full suite of products to create innovative solutions providing high-quality services to our clients.


The Role:

Reporting to the Dunedin EICA Project Manager you will be responsible for undertaking Electrical activities as prescribed to you in the Automation team.

You will be part of a team of Electricians, Apprentice Electricians (and other general duties staff) to undertake a wide variety Automation and Electrical work in accordance with contract requirements – both planned and reactive.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Carrying out associated tasks as required on Industrial Electrical, PLC and SCADA assets as determined by your EICA Team Lead and clients.
  • Carrying out maintenance and repairs and new & existing Automation and Electrical installations to be completed promptly and efficiently.
  • Growing the Automation capability and capacity
  • Other general duties as directed.

You will be required to Travel as needed. A tool of Trade is provided. 


About You:

  • Qualified & Registered Electrician, EWRB practicing licence
  • Automation Experience and knowledge of Industrial PLC’s, SCADA and Instrumentation an advantage
  • Drivers Licence – Class 1 minimum
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Computer Literate (ability to complete time and job sheets, and technical literacy to operate static and mobile telemetry devices)
  • Ability to plan jobs, organise your teams, operate and maintain equipment without supervision
  • Experience of dealing with customers
  • Must deliver outstanding quality, service and performance to our clients and utilising the Downer Standards
  • A willingness to learn new technology


We Offer:

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in our diverse business.  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.


Perks & Benefits

Match your loyalty, excitement and passion for high quality service with ours and we will reward you with a competitive remuneration, extensive training and development to help you to enhance your skills, advance your career along with great employee benefits too!

  • Leadership Pathway Development Programs
  • Dedicated Learning and Development team
  • We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements
  • A fully subsidised membership to our Community Trust Partner that enables you and your family access to healthcare benefits, discounted access to over 150 holiday homes in great locations across New Zealand.
  • Special rates and discounts through our partners across Healthcare, Gyms, Banking and Insurance
  • Working for an organisation that not only works on building better stronger communities but within those communities; where we offer training and meaningful work, through our Corporate Social Outcomes team


This is a great time to join the Downer team!

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click ‘apply’. This reference number for this role is 596028.
  • For any further questions, feel free to call hiring manager Richard Benjamin on 021 0278 2698.
  • 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.

 Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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