Trainee Line Mechanic | Hamilton

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Hamilton, Waikato
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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 and connect every community in cities, rural heartland, and industry. 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.

This is a time of growth for us to add more value to our customers and opportunities for our people in the dynamic Energy sector. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.

The Role:

As of 27th January 2023, Downer Energy are thrilled to announce that we are one of the two delivery partners who have won the WEL contract. WEL is an electricity distribution business connecting over 95,000 households and businesses in the Waikato region through maintaining the network of power lines, poles and underground cables and technology.

The contract allows Downer to create 26 job opportunities for talented people to help us deliver the Construction Services Minor and Major Capital Works for WEL Networks.

As we grow our team, it allows those who are skilled, the ability to pass knowledge, coach, and upskill those interested in a Line Mechanic trade. We have two Trainee Line Mechanic opportunities, but we will increase this number depending on the volume of interested applicants.

Downer will pay for all your training and courses, and after two years you will be a qualified Line Mechanic, being able to work unsupervised in the areas of construction, maintenance and fault diagnosis/rectification of all power line network equipment and installations.

These are full-time, permanent roles paying between $25.00 – $30.00 p/h based on experience. Overtime and allowances will be available when required.

About You:

The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in becoming a qualified Line Mechanic in a reasonable timeframe and be committed to providing high-quality work and excellent customer service.

  • NZQA Level 4
  • Current Class 1 driver’s licence (car), and ideally HT
  • Eagerness to learn, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Willingness to have a go
  • Commitment to working within the company and clients’ Zero Harm systems
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and written
  • Ability to work effectively under general supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure

We Offer:

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in our diverse business.  We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

Perks & Benefits

Match your loyalty, excitement and passion for high quality service with ours and we will reward you with a competitive remuneration, extensive training and development to help you to enhance your skills, advance your career along with great employee benefits too!

  • Leadership Pathway Development Programs
  • Dedicated Learning and Development team
  • We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements
  • A fully subsidised membership to our Community Trust Partner that enables you and your family access to healthcare benefits, discounted access to over 150 holiday homes in great locations across New Zealand.
  • Special rates and discounts through our partners across Healthcare, Gyms, Banking and Insurance
  • Working for an organisation that not only works on building better stronger communities but within those communities; where we offer training and meaningful work, through our Corporate Social Outcomes team

This is a great time to join the Downer team!

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click ‘apply’. The reference number for this role is 597986.
  • We will be holding interviews with prospective candidates on February 16th in Hamilton. This will be confirmed with you closer to the time.
  • Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free – all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical.
  • Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don’t delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

 Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.


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