Entry-level Faultperson

18 March 2024 | Careers

Are you ready to power up your career as an entry-level Faultsperson?

Waipā Networks is looking for an entry-level Faultsperson to join our dynamic team!

Whether you are a freshly qualified line mechanic or electrician looking to move to the Waipā region or looking for a new and innovative workplace, joining Waipā Networks as an entry-level Faultsperson, could be exactly what you are looking for.

At Waipā Networks, we’re not just a company – we’re a community. That’s why we prioritise community initiatives that are supported by our team members.

We believe that by working together, we can make a positive impact on our community. So if you’re eager to learn, passionate about making a difference, and excited about joining a team that values community and teamwork, then we want to hear from you!

Waipā Networks Faultsperson key benefits:

  • Excellent career development
  • Extra faults training
  • Work for an exciting industry leader
  • Great Waikato location
  • Experience in rural, urban and industrial landscapes
  • Uplifting team and wider community to grow and learn with
  • A very competitive salary
  • Loads of employee benefits, including comprehensive health and life insurance, gym membership discounts and more

The role of an entry-level Faultsperson 

The role reports to the Faults & Events Manager and is ideal for individuals who are qualified line mechanics or electricians and are eager to learn the skills necessary for a career in the electricity distribution industry.

As an entry-level Faultsperson, you’ll be part of the Waipā Networks team responding to faults and ensuring uninterrupted service to our consumers. But that’s not all. You’ll also assist with network construction, maintenance and contracting work. Sounds exciting, right?

We value the connection we have with our community and prioritise community initiatives supported by our team members. We believe that every team member can contribute to the business and our relationship with the community.  So, if you’re looking for a role where you can learn new skills, make a difference, and be part of an amazing team, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing connection services, testing, and support for electricity retailers, service providers, and customers.
  • Assisting in responding to reported faults, outages, or emergencies, and take appropriate action to restore power supply.
  • Responding to, assessing, and attending to assigned customer service requests.
  • Performing high voltage switching and isolation of plant.
  • Learning how to manage system switching, maintenance and faults on the 11kV and 400V/230V lines.
  • First call faults response on an assigned roster.
  • Assisting with carrying out repair and maintenance work.
  • Identifying and reporting any unscheduled work to enable recording of network equipment that is not safe or functional.

About you

Don’t worry about not being an experienced Faultsperson- that is what further training is all about! We’re interested qualified line mechanics or electricians’ with a genuine enthusiasm for developing and mastering the essential skills to be a successful Faultsperson.

You’ll be a passionate and driven individual who’s always ready to take on new challenges and is inspired to ignite their career path in the electricity distribution sector.

You’ll be someone with an eagerness to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, ready to gain practical and hands-on experience. You’ll also have a knack for problem-solving and have the ability to make decisions quickly and accurately. Your collaborative nature will be key as you work with our team, customers, and community, building positive relationships.

Lastly, you’ll also be a strong communicator and have a team-oriented approach but also be self-motivated to complete your training and get the job done.

Application process: 

Please note that we run a structured recruitment process, including pre-employment vetting. To apply, you must have the right to work permanently in New Zealand without restrictions and be currently in New Zealand. Join us at Waipā Networks and be a part of something remarkable.