Vacancy Details

  • Vacancy ID : 149
  • Job Title : Apprentice Substation Maintainer- Invercargill
  • Department : Technical
  • Closing Date : 25/09/2020
  • Details : At PowerNet, our people are committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable power to our communities across the lower South Island. We are an industry leader and as such, our progression and innovation is at the forefront of our business where we are committed to learning more about emerging technologies and the impact this will have on our customers, communities and network.

    We have an outstanding opportunity to join the PowerNet team in the exciting and rewarding role of Apprentice Substation Maintainer/Electrician based out of our Racecourse Road depot in Invercargill.

    Under the supervision of our other experienced employees, you will work through your apprenticeship to gain your Electrical Registration specialising in Electricity Supply.

    In this role you will be responsible for assisting with substation inspections, planned maintenance upgrades of network assets and fault response, performed under the supervision of our other experienced employees.

    The equipment you will be working with is PowerNet’s 66 kV - 11 kV network equipment and 415 V distribution equipment, which includes transformers / circuit breakers/ protection / SCADA / substation services and cables.

    Experience/Knowledge and Skills:
    • Be innovative
    • Be competent with hand tools
    • Understanding or interest in the electricity industry
    • Basic Microsoft Office Suite / Computer Skills
    • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
    • Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence (minimum restricted)
    • Interest in emerging technology
    • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent level of achievement

    Our Candidate:
    The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual. You need to be confident, have a good level of fitness, be a team player and a positive contributor - especially with our safety systems. Your commitment and strong communication will see you do well in the industry along with a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach. We are looking for a person who is up front and honest and really want to make a difference within a company that encourages growth and development and a can do attitude of “Do it once, do it right”.

    Our Culture:
    Here at PowerNet our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a caring team environment, a balanced approach to work and personal life, while encouraging professional and personal growth for everyone.

    If you are looking for that outstanding opportunity in your career then we encourage you to apply. Head over to
    You will need to attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application.

    Applications close Friday 25 September 2020

    All applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a current and relevant working visa for New Zealand.