Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Connections Technician

About us
Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangārei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

Northpower is one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, fibre, renewables, and commercial sectors. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements.

We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.

The role
Reporting to the Works Supervisor, as the Connections Technician you will be responsible for connecting and decommissioning customers on the Wellington Electricity distribution network. You’ll develop work plans for construction, connection and servicing of customer connections to overhead and underground distribution lines and equipment.
Along with the day to day tasks of this role, this will see you identify potential problems and solutions responding effectively and quickly, as well as making contribution and suggestions of any improvements that will impact the performance of the business include safety systems and best workplace practices.

What we’re offering
-A competitive remuneration based on experience of between $36-$39.85p/h for full time employment of 40 hours per week + an in-house wellbeing programme and initiatives including group discounted medical insurance.
-An opportunity to develop and gain new skills within the electricity distribution industry
-Tool of trade vehicle available for work use, full PPE, company mobile and ipad
-A close-knit team that values diversity
-The chance to work with a company who puts our people at the heart of the organisation and is committed to safety

Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for a person to hit the ground running, with either a current EWRB registration (Line Mechanic or Electrician) or ready to apply, along with a clean full  drivers licence.

You will need to demonstrate the following:
-Experience with Overhead lines preferred 
-Great verbal and written communication skills
-A strong commitment to health and safety
-A great attitude and a willingness to be part of a team
-Experience with Vector and/or Transpower networks (desirable but not essential)

Get in touch!
We’d love to hear from team players who fit the above criteria and have a great ‘can do’ attitude! If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application today!

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies.  If you're interested in a role with us we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).