Trainee Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician

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 an outstanding opportunity to join the PowerNet team in the exciting and rewarding role of Trainee Geographic Information System Technician (GIS), based out of our Invercargill office.

Even though this is a trainee role we would also encourage someone with relevant GIS or other information systems experience to also apply.

In this role you will be responsible for taking the data from out in the field and being able to read and translate this to input as information in our GIS program.

Experience/Knowledge and Skills:

• Be innovative
• Experience with electronic draughting and geographical information systems
• Understanding or interest in the electricity industry
• Competent with Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong numeracy and literacy skills
• Class 1 New Zealand Drivers licence (minimum restricted)
• Interest in emerging technology
• NCEA Level 2 or equivalent level of achievement

Our Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual. You need to be confident, and be a team player and contributor. Your commitment and strong communication will see you do well in the industry along with a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach. We are looking for people who are up front and honest and really want to make a difference within a company that 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 jump start your career in the industry then we encourage you to apply. For more information, download a Position Description and apply to online head over to and attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application.

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