Contracting Capabilities

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

Cable Jointer

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.

Our Wellington team is on the hunt for a qualified Cable Jointers to join them and work on the network up to 11kV.

The role
Reporting to the Field Manager, you will be working within a small team and primarily responsible for the troubleshooting and finding solutions to keep the network up and running.

You will also:
- Install, replace and repair underground distribution assets
- Jointing and termination of distribution assets up to and including 11kV
- Excavate and reinstate underground cable installation sites
- Carry out routine inspections, fault finding and repair overhead installations, underground cables and testing of instruments

What’s in it for you?
You’ll be working for an organisation that puts its people first and where innovation and adaptation is at the forefront.

You’ll also be:
- Provided competitive remuneration based on experience of between $32-$39.5p/h for full time employment of 40 hours per week + allowances + full PPE gear and equipment provided. Paid overtime if you are required to work additional hours.
- Tools of the Trade vehicle available if travelling required
- Development opportunities to grow your career within the business
- In-house wellbeing programme and initiatives including group discounted medical insurance
- Working in a friendly team with a very supportive manager
- Helping to maintain the network on a on call roster

About you
To be considered for this role you’ll need to have:
- Experience to carry out HV and LV cable jointing and terminating
- Valid NZ Drivers Licence
- Experience working as a cable jointer
- Preference will be given to candidates that either hold EWRB registration as a Cable Jointer or are ready to apply
- Sound technical knowledge of cables and local network systems, procedures and standards
- A strong commitment to health and safety
- A team player and ‘can do’ attitude with strong interpersonal skills working in a multi-cultural environment

Get in touch!
If you’re someone who’s up for a challenge, then now’s your chance! Don’t delay and apply now.

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).