14 March 2024 | Careers

Take your experience as a Faultsperson to the next level with Waipā Networks

Waipā Networks is looking for an experienced Faultsperson to join our dynamic team!

Whether you are looking to move to the Waipā region or looking for a new and innovative workplace, joining Waipā Networks as an experienced 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 continue 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
  • Work for an exciting industry leader
  • Great Waikato location
  • Experience in rural, urban and industrial landscapes
  • Uplifting team and wider community to continue excelling with
  • A very competitive salary
  • Loads of employee benefits, including comprehensive health and life insurance, gym membership discounts and more

The role of a Faultsperson 

The role reports to the Faults & Events Manager and is ideal for individuals who are eager to continue learning and growing within their careers while also acting as constructive mentors for entry-level Faultsperson.

As an experienced 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 expand your 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.
  • Managing 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

You’ll be a qualified Faultsperson and ready to head straight into the field with the Waipā Networks team. But we are also interested in your genuine enthusiasm for continued growth and your openness to taking on new responsibilities as your career develops.

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

You’ll be someone with an eagerness to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, ready to gain more practical and hands-on experience in the Waipā region.

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 team-oriented but also be self-motivated to 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.