Line Mechanic

26 January 2024 | Careers
  • We’re after a new Line Mechanic to join us!
  • Security in a job you enjoy, based in Te Awamutu and within the Waipā Electricity Distribution network
  • Great employee benefits including health + life insurance
  • An exceptionally generous hourly rate + allowances 

About Waipā Networks 

With a history in the electricity industry spanning over 100 years, Waipā Networks owns and operates an electricity network that delivers power to over 40,000 customers in Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kāwhia and surrounding areas. We’re now looking for a motivated Line Mechanic to join our team.

Our network is one of the fastest-growing networks in New Zealand, transitioning from a historically rural to a mixed rural, urban, and industrial network. We face many good challenges and have many interesting projects and initiatives lined up.

Join us on our mission to provide cost-effective and reliable distribution ready for the future. We strive to be recognised in our community as a leader in life-improving energy services and solutions.

The role

You will be responsible for the construction of overhead and underground power lines, installing LV and HV equipment and assets. Here at Waipā Networks, we’re growing fast, and there is the need for an additional Line Mechanic to join the team.

You will also be responsible for maintenance throughout the entire network, contributing to safe work site management, participating in fault work as and when required, whilst providing system isolation and switching, working with the control room to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

About you

You will hold a minimum of 2+ years of experience, a current EWRB practicing licence, plus a minimum Level 4 NZQA qualification. With a proven track record of great craftsmanship, reliability and showing up for your team, then we want to hear from you!

You take health and safety very seriously alongside your peers, pay close attention to detail and strive to get the job done right the first time.


What’s in it for you?

We offer a great hourly rate, the ability to be on our on-call roster, meaning more skills to learn, experiences to gain and money to earn, the chance to be part of a growing team with a close-knit and welcoming culture, plus some great and challenging work to be part of.

Our employee benefits including comprehensive health insurance covering you and your family (spouse + children under 21) and life insurance cover equivalent to twice your salary.