Contracting Capabilities

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

Power Technician

Are you passionate about safety and ready to take your career to the next level? 
Join us for an exceptional opportunity! We're seeking a motivated individual to make a significant impact within our team. Shape your career journey with us. 

The role
As a Power Technician, you will oversee high-voltage substation projects with a focus on safety and efficiency, you will be responsible to provide ongoing technical support and completion of Substation & Network projects. Performing maintenance and fault response to crucial transmission & distribution assets like protection relays, power transformers and circuit breakers. Your technical insights will contribute to maintenance and capital project estimations. This role will report to the Technician Group Lead and will be based in Hamilton. 

Key responsibilities for the Power Technician position include, but are not limited to:         
- Carry out prescribed electrical work according to regulations
- Inspecting, fault finding and defect elimination on HV and LV electrical equipment
- Accurate record-keeping and reporting of the works undertaken
- Identify potential issues and provide effective solutions to recover from setbacks
- Conduct job scoping and planning with accuracy
- Assist with repair and maintenance activities and identify potential problems and solutions to recover from any setbacks

What’s in it for you?
Our team is committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment where collaboration is highly valued. We are proud to have a leadership team that offers guidance and encouragement to help all team members perform their best work. 

You will enjoy benefits like:
- Competitive remuneration with tool of trade vehicle
- 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?
Our electrical maintenance& project teams are actively seeking a Technician with expertise in High Voltage systems to join their ranks. To thrive in this role, candidates should possess some of the following skills:

- Experienced in high-voltage zone substations
- Holds a current NZ Electrical practicing license
- Possesses NZ Certificate in Electricity Supply Power Technician (Level 5) or equivalent
- Proficient with HV equipment including transformers, circuit breakers, and relays
- Holds a clean NZ Class 1 driver’s license
- Demonstrates teamwork and initiative
- Strong verbal and written communication skills

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!
Prioritize your safety and dive into a fulfilling career journey with us! Join a team where people come first and opportunities for growth await. Don't miss out – apply now at our career’s website using #REQ1326. Your success story begins here!

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).