Substations Technician - Tamworth

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Remote - AU/NZ only
Job Type:Full Time

At TransGrid, our work improves the lives of millions – from lighting up sports fields, schools and homes, to powering the wheels of commerce and everything else in between. Now it’s your turn to make it happen.

TransGrid offers fulfilling careers for driven people who can help ensure that our business and the essential services we provide to consumers, the community and key stakeholders are continually improving. With us you will thrive in a collaborative environment where new ideas and knowledge sharing are encouraged, and where you’ll be supported through opportunities to develop and achieve your full potential.

This is an exciting time in the energy industry with the transition to renewable energy. Recent government policy documents outline plans to facilitate increasing transmission interconnection between states and development of renewable energy zones.

The Opportunity

Due to strong growth within our Works Delivery division, an exciting opportunity exists to join our team as a Substation Technician in Tamworth, NSW.

The main responsibilities of this role is to provide practical and technical expertise in substation electrical work including fault finding, repairs, maintenance, installation, testing and commissioning of assets within TransGrid’s and our customers Substations and facilities.

You will develop the capabilities to be a subject matter expert for these systems and will gain skills to be able to lead a team of technicians – providing mentoring and training to other staff.

Key Accountabilities

Maintenance, installation, testing and commissioning activities involving Primary Systems at substation assets. These include circuit breakers, transformers, isolators and transmission lines

Providing high quality technical and customer service to internal and external customers.

Depending on grade, you will provide leadership to work teams in the field; ensuring that work is completed in accordance with Transgrids safety, environmental and quality requirements.

Provide standby support for emergency incidents, including loss of supply.

About You

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A Certificate III in Electrotechnology or equivalent Electrical Trades Course Certificate
  • A current Australian Driver’s License
  • Extensive field experience repairing, maintaining, installing and commissioning primary substation equipment
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Good oral and written presentation skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment
  • Advanced understanding of diagnostic testing techniques for substation apparatus
  • Authorisation or be willing and capable to obtain authorisation for High Voltage Switching
  • Advanced ability to interpret schematics and wiring diagrams

In return for your hard work, we have numerous benefits and initiatives to support you personally and professionally including but not limited to private health insurance discount, motor vehicle lease plan, career development support, study assistance program and workplace flexibility.

Make it happen for your career, and for the millions of Australians who rely on our services every day.

TransGrid is committed to Health and Safety, the Environment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Ethical Practices. All applicants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to these areas.