Pay for line mechanics varies depending on skills and experience.
Sources : Futureintech; Trade Me, 'Salary Guide', January 2016.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Line mechanics work with electrical or communication lines and may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Line mechanics need to have :
Line mechanics :
To become a line mechanic you need to complete an apprenticeship and one of the following Level 4 qualifications :
These qualifications usually take two to three years to complete and are undertaken on the job. Once completed, line mechanics need to apply for registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.
Most employers require you to have a driver's licence and, when truck driving is required, a heavy vehicle licence.
Most employers prefer line mechanics to have completed NCEA Level 2. Useful subjects include maths, English and science.
Line mechanics need to be :
Useful experience for line mechanics includes :
Line mechanics need to be fit and healthy, with good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses) and normal colour vision.
They also need to be comfortable working at heights.
Line mechanics must be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board. To qualify for registration, you need to have completed two years (or 4,000 hours) of appropriate electrical work and gained a National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Level 4).
To be registered as a cable jointer you need to complete a National Certificate in Electricity Supply Cable Jointer (Level 4).