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Distribution Line Mechanic

At PowerNet, our people are committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable power to our communities across the lower South Island. We are an industry leader and as such, our progression and innovation is at the forefront of our business where we are committed to learning more about emerging technologies and the impact this will have on our customers, communities and network.

We have outstanding opportunities to join the PowerNet in the exciting and rewarding role of Distribution Line Mechanic. We have a number of vacancies across the whole network and have depots in Invercargill, Lumsden, Te Anau, Gore, Balclutha, Palmerston, Ranfurly and Queenstown.

Southland is an unrivaled part of New Zealand and no matter what your passion is Southland is the gateway to your adventure playground. We have affordable homes (Average medium price of $255k) some of the best schools on offer and a lifestyle people want but don’t know where to find it……….we do, it’s all right here in Southland.

As a Distribution Line Mechanic you will be part of a dynamic and forward thinking distribution team who safely build and maintain reliable electricity for our customers throughout the network. Working Monday to Friday and being available on a rostered on-call, you will form an integral part of our organisation.

Responsibilities/Skills & Experience

  • Provide Line maintenance, construction and line fault repair services
  • Install, replace and maintain overhead line equipment
  • Demonstrate good working relationships with other team members, customer and contractors
  • Qualified Line Mechanic with current EWRB registration
  • At least 2 years post registration experience
  • Current working knowledge of the industries safety regulations
  • Our Candidates:

    The successful candidates will be highly motivated individuals who have a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach. They will be someone who is up front and honest and really wants to make a difference within a company who encourages growth and development and a can do attitude of “Do it once, do it right”

    Our Culture:

    Here at PowerNet our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a caring team environment, a balanced approach to work and personal life, while encouraging professional and personal growth for everyone.

    If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to take that next step up in your career then we encourage you to apply. For more information, download a Position Description, and apply online head over to and attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application