Apprentice Electrical Technician

APA Group

Location: Young

Job Type: Full time


APA is a leading Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $22 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our interests in electricity transmission assets.

We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country. APA has a strong commitment to achieving the best outcome through an inclusive and collaborative culture.

The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity available for an Apprentice Electrical Technician to join our Operations Division in Young, NSW, starting as soon as possible, in 2023.

You will be an integral part of the team, learning from our highly skilled tradespeople. This position will not only give you a nationally recognised dual trade qualification (Certificate III in Electrotechnology and a Cert IV in Instrumentation) but will also provide entry to a fantastic career in the energy industry.

Your apprenticeship will consist of 2-4 years of both formal classroom training and onsite work experience. After completion, there may be the opportunity for permanent employment and further development of your career with APA. Your TAFE fees will be covered by APA, and all equipment and PPE will be provided. You just need to bring your enthusiasm, willingness to learn and be part of a collaborative team.

As an APA Apprentice you will:

  • Drive to various sites to assist technicians with scheduled maintenance processes
  • Routine and preventative maintenance on gas compressors, gas generators, pressure reduction facilities, gas filtration systems, air compressors, water bath heaters and remote power generators
  • Test or calibrate a range of different instruments (pressure, flow, chemical sampling, conductivity, PH, ORP etc)
  • Vibration analysis and monitoring equipment (installation, maintenance, calibration and repair)
  • Installation, fault find, repair of plant components and mains supply cabling
  • Maintenance of valves, fire & gas protection systems, battery bank & solar systems
  • Assist in plant / asset reliability and continuous improvement projects and initiatives
  • Carrying out annual maintenance on gas powered turbines, which compress and push gas through the transmission pipelines to provide adequate supply to towns and cities with higher demand for gas
  • Attend TAFE and complete the required coursework

To be eligible to apply for our Apprenticeship program, you will be:

  • A year 12 school leaver or a mature applicant
  • Able to listen carefully and follow directions
  • Willing to work hard in a team environment
  • Able to work in confined spaces
  • Able to climb stairs
  • Licensed to drive a motor vehicle
  • Self-motivated
  • Detailed focused and thorough in your work
  • A good communicator
  • Enthusiastic and dedicated to learning and developing your skills
  • Ready and keen to commit to building your career as a trade-qualified Electrical Technician
  • Available to commence or continue your career with APA in 2023

Sound like your kind of career? We would love to hear from you.

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in, which is why we have partnered with both Tradeswomen Australia and WORK180.

When you join us on this journey to success, you will have access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs.

Role closes Friday 10 February 2023

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter addressing the following (bullet point answers are fine):

  • What makes APA a good place for you to work at
  • Why you want to be, or continue to be, an Electrical Technician

APA Group is not accepting submissions from recruitment agencies for this role.

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