Trainee Line Mechanic

Last updated 18 days ago
Location:Taranaki
Job Type:Full Time

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long-term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end-to-end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners. Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team. Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ’s largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

The Role:

Work alongside our experienced Line Mechanics and learn a sought after trade and valuable skills to become an electrically registered line mechanic. You will be fully supervised while you assist with putting up power poles, power lines, fixing faults, working with transformers, working with crane trucks and bucket trucks. You will get out and about in the Taranaki Region, doing hands on physical work, working at heights, off ladders, lifting heavy weights with cranes and working outside in all weather conditions.

About you:

Describing yourself as someone who likes to be outside, in sun or snow, is happy to get your hands dirty and has a mechanical aptitude you will get to learn from the best. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to follow instructions, complete job paperwork and hold Health and Safety in high regard.

In addition, you will be a great team contributor with strong interpersonal skills who is keen to learn from your experienced workmates as well as in a formal training course. Your previous work experience will likely include working with machinery and physical work where you have had the opportunity to show initiative and self-manage.

You will need to also have:

  • Minimum of NCEA Level 2 passes in English, Mathematics and at least one other subject area
  • An electrical background or interest, i.e. completion of a pre-trades course would be an advantage, but not required.
  • Current Class 1 full drivers licence (restricted minimum) for manual vehicles and HT licence ideal

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in diverse business. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 573145 to apply.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.