Vacancy Details

  • Vacancy ID : 140
  • Job Title : Apprentice Line Mechanic Level 1
  • Department : Operations (Distribution)
  • Closing Date : 20/09/2020
  • Details : Do you want to join an exciting future focused industry and receive on the job training towards a NZ qualification while working in Otago’s great outdoors?

    Come and work for PowerNet in the best part of New Zealand. We are New Zealand’s fourth largest electricity network management company, responsible for managing five electricity networks across the diverse and spectacular lower South Island.

    Our work takes us to urban areas, heartland communities and vast, open country. At PowerNet we pride ourselves on delivering safe, efficient and reliable power to the southern region. Being an essential service in a growing industry, we view the future positively.

    We are committed to exploring new emerging technologies to better understand the benefits these can have on our staff, customers, communities and network.

    The Role:
    We have a fantastic opportunity to join our 2020 intake of Apprentice Line Mechanics based at either Balclutha, Palmerston or Ranfurly. In these roles, you will be responsible for power line construction and maintenance, performed under the supervision of our fully qualified and experienced Line Mechanics.

    You will also be required to undertake fully funded external training to achieve your National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) Level 4.

    We are looking for people who:
    • have an understanding or interest in learning about the electricity industry
    • are eager to learn new practical skills
    • sound numeracy and literacy skills
    • hold a Class 1 New Zealand Drivers licence (minimum restricted)
    • hold a NCEA Level 2 or equivalent level of achievement

    Prior experience in the industry is not essential and training will be provided to ensure you’re able to work safely and efficiently.

    Our Candidates:
    We’re looking for highly motivated individuals, who are committed to learning and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather and conditions.
    You need to be:
    • confident with heights,
    • have a good level of fitness
    • be a strong team player and contributor.
    • up front and honest
    • really want to make a difference within a company who encourages growth and development and a can do attitude of “Do it once, do it right”

    As a passionate equal opportunity employer, PowerNet endorses a gender and culturally diverse workforce, therefore we welcome applications from both women and men from all backgrounds.

    Culture:
    Here at PowerNet our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a supportive team environment, reliable and fit for purpose equipment, a balanced approach to work and personal life, a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme (including subsidised health insurance and 5 weeks of annual leave) competitive remuneration and we encourage professional and personal growth for everyone.

    Whether you already have life experience and are attracted to a new career, or a recent school leaver who is looking to establish themselves in a growing industry, we would love to hear from you.
    Applications close 20 September 2020