Transmission Lines Mechanic Trainee


Location: Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki, 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
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
  • Free carparking available at the office with plenty of public transport nearby

Have a look at our other great benefits here! Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to launch your career as a Transmission Line Mechanic by learning the skills that will enable the provision of quality service and workmanship in the areas of construction, maintenance, and fault diagnosis/rectification of all network equipment and installations. To enable the success of the company by promoting a safe work environment, encouraging teamwork, acting honestly, using innovation and being reliable.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

  • Level 1 (School Certificate) passes in English and Maths
  • Current class 1 driver’s licence (minimum restricted) (car) with clean record
  • Competent verbal and written communication skills
  • Physical stamina to carry out manual work, often in trying conditions
  • An electrical background or interest i.e. completion of a pre-trades course would be an advantage

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here! Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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 600418

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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