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Line Mechanic

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About Downer Energy:

Downer Energy 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 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.

Currently we have an exciting full time (40 hours a week) permanent opportunity for a Line Mechanic to join the team based in Auckland.  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. 

We have 5 vacancies. This role is paying between $30.00 - $35.00 per hour, Plus OT and Allowances.

 

About you:

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
  • Current Class 1 full Drivers Licence, ability to drive a manual vehicle and ideally a Heavy Traffic Licence
  • 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:

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’. The reference number for this role is 592355.
  • 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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