Contracting Capabilities

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


The Role
As a Faultperson you will carry out repairs and HV switching on the electricity distribution network, test and earth equipment, and provide services for faults, investigates, isolates and restores power.

We are looking for someone who treats safety as a priority and has great team ethics. Obviously you will have the capacity to be part of our faults standby roster which includes evenings and weekends. This role will involve liaising with the public so your customer service skills will be on form. This is your opportunity to be part of a tight knit professional team in our most active time of year.

What we’re offering
No two days will be the same as you will experience variety working in a range of challenging environments, which will extend your knowledge and capabilities. Some other benefits include:
- Competitive remuneration based on experience of between $38 - $45p/h for full time employment of 40 hours per week + allowances + full PPE gear and equipment provided
- Tool of trade company vehicle, in-house wellbeing programme and discounted medical insurance
- Working for a diverse range of customers which means variety and job security
- Plenty of training and development opportunities and the opportunity to gain new skills within the industry
- Paid overtime if you are required to work additional hours , paid ‘working away’ and travel allowance
- The opportunity to work for a purposeful, essential organisation in a critical safety leadership position

Who we’re looking for
We’re looking at filling multiple roles within the faults team. Hence seeking an experienced Faultperson with an excellent safety record. You will need to demonstrate the following:

- A minimum of 2 years experience as an Electrician, Line Mechanic or Cable Jointer. Experience with remedial/fault work including switching is desirable
- Valid Driver’s Licence
-Ability to work on the afterhours faults roster
-Great verbal and written communication skills
-A great attitude and a willingness to be part of a team

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!
We’d love to hear from team players who fit the above and have a great ‘can do’ attitude, we’d love to hear from you. Head over to our careers website and search for #Req1318

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).