Contracting Capabilities

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

Line Mechanic

Our Auckland  team is looking for an experienced Line Mechanic to join them and work on the construction of overhead electrical lines to customer and Network requirements.

The role
Reporting to the Supervisor, your safety and that of others around you is your number one priority in this role. The work is varied, and you’ll  be an integral part of a field-based team undertaking the construction and maintenance of electrical lines to customer, Network and Northpower requirements. You'll also:

- Assist with work plans and ensure that relevant field paperwork is completed as necessary
- Install and replace electricity network pole structure and overhead conductors
- Ensure the reliability of reconductoring the network
- Assist with Overhead to Underground conversions
- Ensure all work meets required quality and safety standards
- Complete tasks within set time frames in an efficient and professional manner

What’s in it for you?
A role with us will enable you to work within a diverse and collaborative team and a very supportive leadership team. Other benefits include:

- Working on multiple projects with plenty of forward work for the upcoming months
- A competitive rate based on experience and knowledge and a range of retail discounts
- Tool of Trade vehicle and full time employment of 40 hours per week
- Paid overtime if you are required to work additional hours
- Life Insurance and Group discounted medical insurance with Southern Cross
- In-house well-being program- a Peer Support Network (Kaitiaki), EAP Services
- Development opportunities to grow your career within the business
- A tight knit group of team members who support each other’s growth
- Inclusive work culture focused on safety and excellence
- Free access to onsite gym and car parking
- iPad+ Smartphone 

About you
You’ll be working on a variety of exciting projects and may have to do some occasional weekend work. You will have a natural  flair in building and maintaining  effective  customer relations, be  a self-motivator and take initiative where needed . To be successful in this role, you will have:

- NZ Certificate or overseas qualification equivalent to Level 4 (required to work on the Vector Network) or relevant trade trainings
- Current NZ EWRB Practicing licence  (Line Mechanic) is essential
- At least two years’ solid experience under your belt with knowledge of electrical principles
- A valid Class 2 driver’s licence  is essential , Current HT Class 4 licence would be an advantage
- Strong safety focus with a consistently excellent record on safety and quality standards
- Physical fitness required to perform at ease
- A great work attitude and comfortable being a  part of a diverse team in a multicultural environment
- Good communication skills (verbal and written)
- Enjoy working in team environments and willing to step up for the team as required, also able to work self-directed, under minimum supervision

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

Get in touch!
This is a great opportunity to join a company who puts their people at the heart of the organisation and is committed to safety. If this sounds like an opportunity that you’ll be interested in, apply now by going to our career’s website and search for #Req1301.

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered. 

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 with us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).