Contracting Capabilities

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

Line Mechanic

If you're ready to take your career to the next level, our company is the perfect place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our team and play a vital role in our continued success. Working alongside our talented professionals, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact and leave your mark on the company. 

The role
As a Line Mechanic, you will have to ensure the construction and maintenance of electrical lines to customer and network requirements are met in a timely and effective manner. Being in this role, you will report to the Supervisor and will be based at Matamata. Your safety and that of others around you will be your number one priority.  

You will also be responsible for:
- Assisting with work plans and ensure that relevant field paperwork is completed as necessary
- The installation and replacement of electricity network pole / tower structures and overhead conductors
- The operation of ground and structure mounted electrical equipment associated with electric lines up to 33kV
- Overhauling non-load-bearing pole hardware in electrical networks up to 110kV
- The installation and replacement of electricity network pole structures and overhead conductors.

What’s in it for you?
As a Line Mechanic, you will work in diverse and challenging environments, providing opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills. 

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration and opportunity to earn overtime allowance
- An in-house well-being programme, a peer support network (Kaitiaki) and EAP services
- Life Insurance and group discounted medical insurance
- Commitment to professional growth and development
- A friendly workplace where people are valued and appreciated
- Tailored leadership development in line with our specialised capability framework
- Social club and participate in family and social events and activities 
- Discounted gym membership and a range of retail discounts

Who we’re looking for?
You will be working on a variety of exciting projects and may have to do some occasional weekend work. To be successful in this role, it is essential to have the following:
- Assist with work plans and ensure that relevant field paperwork is completed as necessary
- Current NZ EWRB registration licence would be preferred
- At least two years of solid work experience under your belt
- A valid Class 2 driver’s license OR Class 4 driver’s license 
- A great work attitude and willingness to be part of a diverse team along with a strong focus to health & safety
- Ability to communicate and work under minimum supervision.

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

We are 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!
Your safety and well-being are paramount to us. Don't miss out on the chance to join our team and contribute to our success. Apply now by visiting our careers website and searching for #REQ1317.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed whilst the advertisement is open. Send in your interest early!

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

Pre-employment checks may include a criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing, and a medical assessment.

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).