Line Mechanic
Hamilton, New Zealand
1d ago

About us

Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangarei andKaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

We also provide contractingservices to our partners - other network owners and operators across the NorthIsland.

We have over 1,300 staff working together across 13 locations to keep the poweron and the lights going for our customers.

Due to internalmovement, our Hamilton team is looking for an experienced Line Mechanic to jointhem. This role would predominantly be working on capital project work for ourclients based in the greater Waikato,Bay of Plenty and King Country areas.

The role

Reporting to the Supervisor, your safety and that of others around you is yournumber one priority in this role. You’ll be working on overhead lines and woulddo a variety of tasks such as but not limited to :

  • Undertake line work using best industry practice and to the skill level expected of a qualified Line Mechanic
  • Install and replace electricity network pole structures, overhead conductors and associated distribution equipment
  • Safely and competently drive or operate heavy vehicles such as line trucks and elevating platform vehicle (EPVs)
  • Test lines and low voltage circuits connected to lines
  • Undertake preliminary work in preparation for work that is required to be completed during outages
  • Helping your team and others with other ad hoc tasks to meet work completion deadlines
  • Maintain field paperwork, reports and inspection documentation
  • Compliance with health, safety, environmental and regulatory requirements
  • What’sin it for you

    A role with us willenable you to work within a diverse and collaborative team with a verysupportive leadership team. Other benefits include :

  • Working for a diverse range of customers which means variety and job security
  • Paid working away’ and travel allowance
  • Competitive remuneration, in-house wellbeing programme and initiatives including group discounted medical insurance
  • A very inclusive and accommodating team with a supportive manager
  • About you

    You’llbe working on a variety of exciting projects and will have reasonable amount oftravel and occasional weekend work.

    Tobe successful in this role, it is essential to have the following :

  • NZ Line Mechanic Level 4 qualification with a current NZ EWRB Practicing licence
  • At least two years’ solid experience under your belt with experience in the electricity Distribution sector
  • A valid Class 2 driver’s licence, Class 4 licence (preferable not essential)
  • Physical ability to perform the role
  • Competent in the use of truck mounted cranes and Elevated Platform Vehicles. Having a unit standard in the use of a truck mounted cranes is an advantage
  • A great work attitude and willingness to be part of a diverse team along with a strong focus to health & safety
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, communicate well and be part of a team
  • Get intouch!

    This is a great opportunity to join a company who puts their people at theheart of the organisation and is committed to safety.

    If this sounds like anopportunity that you’ll be interested in, apply now by going to our careers website and search for #Req158

    Due tocurrent border restrictions, unfortunately applications from internationalcandidates or those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot beconsidered.

    Northpower has an in-houserecruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies. If you'reinterested in a role with us we would encourage you to apply directly online tous, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised bythe agency at our request).

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