Transmission - Power Technician


Location: Waikato

Job Type: Full time


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • Safety equipment and clothing provided as part of the role
  • Internal promotion encouraged, training and development on offer

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Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer Energy work with some of New Zealand’s largest asset owners and energy providers to maintain their critical networks and assets across the country. Our whole-of-life approach creates positive outcomes for all New Zealanders as we help to reduce carbon emissions, optimise energy, and build a better Aotearoa. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.

We are looking for qualified Power Technicians to be based at our Taupo Depot. You will be a key member of our Technician team providing services including construction, maintenance, and fault diagnosis/rectification on all network equipment and installations. You will be working on existing and state of the art high spec equipment associated with HV protection, SCADA, and Comms. The role, on occasion would require you to travel outside of the region. You would be compensated with applicable allowances.

There are 2 vacancies for this role based around Taupo and around the regions. The wage for this position sits between $45 to $62 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

You will be a skilled Power Technician with HV, substation or power transmission experience. To really impress us, you will also have knowledge of SCADA Communications; however, we will support further training to develop your career if not.

It is essential that you offer, Commissioning, testing and maintenance in the following areas:

  • High Voltage substations primary plant and secondary systems
  • High Voltage and Low Voltage plant / assets
  • Experience with the maintenance and installation of SCADA and communication equipment
  • Relevant Electrical Registration and current Practicing licence
  • Extensive industry related experience
  • Excellent commitment to Health and Safety
  • Full NZ Driver's License
  • Able to work away from home as required
  • Available for rostered standby

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

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Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 600424.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.

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