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Power Systems Protection Technician

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Western Power
Mining, resources & energy
1,001-5,000 employees
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Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?

There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Power Systems Protection Technician role at our Picton Depot on a Permanent Full-Time basis.

About this role

As the Power Systems Protection Technician, you will be required to carry out commissioning and maintenance activities with a low to moderate level of technical complexity associated with the Transmission and Distribution Power Protection Systems both within and external to the Western Power Business.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Must have an unrestricted electrical worker’s license (WA Electrician’s Licence) - essential
  • At least 4 + years or more experience in the field protection environment relative to maintenance and commissioning activities
  • A reasonable understanding of operational Transmission and Distribution power systems.
  • Previous experience in the Power Utility industry.
  • Basic knowledge of power system Secondary equipment commissioning / Maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge and compliance with Safety regulations and practices.
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid WA Driver’s License Class ‘C’ or ‘C-A’
  • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel applications are desirable.
  • A diploma or tertiary qualification in electrical /electronic engineering is desirable.

Joining Western Power

Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.

We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership

Important information

We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.

We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.

Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.

Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.

To find out more about us please visit

Applications close on 31 March 2023.

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