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Substation Maintainer

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 businesswhere we are committed to learning more about emerging technologies and the impact this will have on our customers, communities and network.

Southland is an unrivalled 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 lifestylepeople want but don’t know where to find it……….we do, it’s all right here in Southland.

We have an outstanding opportunity to join the PowerNet in the exciting and rewarding role of as Substation Maintainer, where you will be involved in the construction, installation and maintenance of equipment across the PowerNet managed networks.

Skills and Experience
•National Certificate in Electrical Supply Level 4 or equivalent
•Registered Electrician or Registered Cable Jointer with at least 3 years’ experience in the electricity industry
•Current Class 1 Drivers license is required and a Heavy Traffic and Forklift license along with a Traffic Management STMS and Permit Holders certificate is preferred
•Computer literate and an understanding of the basic Microsoft Office Suite of products.
•Ability to review, develop and implement changes with industry technology.
•Competent to carry out commissioning and maintenance tasks on electricity supply industry systems
•A good level of written and oral communication skills with proven experience in writing reports on faults, maintenance and commissioning of electricity supply industry equipment.
•Relevant high voltage experience

•Well-developed interpersonal skills, a cooperative, team player.
•Ability to perform call-out duties, possibly alone and after hours, in inclement weather.
•Work outdoors in all types of weather and environmental conditions. Work at heights, and be capable of working from a EWP, a ladder, and/or in a harness.
•Capable of lifting and working with bulky equipment.
•Capable of distinguishing colour coded equipment.
•Maintains a strong and consistent focus on industry safety standards applicable to areas of practice (Safety Management Electricity Industry, SMEI).

Our Candidate:

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 growthand 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 or email and attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application