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Line Mechanic

$27.00 – $28.00 hourly


Last Updated: 12/05/23

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Job Description

  • Repair, maintain, and install overhead line equipment as a line mechanic.
  • Current practising license and electrical registration (EWRB) are essential.
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities are available.

We are currently seeking Line Mechanics for our client.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to build your career in the electrical distribution industry, focusing on the repair, maintenance, and installation of overhead line equipment.

Typical duties may include the following (and other relevant tasks):

  • Reinforce the supply fuse network to residential properties and overhead to underground conversions
  • Switch and testing overhead works
  • Street light installation
  • Install distribution boxes, kiosks and transformers

About You

You're a qualified line mechanic with proven experience (preferably, two or more years of post-registration experience). This experience includes all aspects of line maintenance, construction, and line fault repair services, working on LV, 11, 22, 33, and 66kv.

You have high regard for health and safety procedures, including an up-to-date understanding of the industry’s safety regulations, and you follow instructions precisely.

Glove and Barrier, and Hot Stick training are desirable, as is electrical experience in New Zealand.

Key Requirements

  • Full Class 1, NZ Driver's licence
  • NZ Electrical registration (EWRB)
  • Current practising license

About Our Client

Our client's focus is on electrical distribution and fibre optic communication networks. They are a locally owned and operated company that values its culture and its people, understanding that its 130 staff are critical to delivering reliable and accessible infrastructure.

Active in the industry for over 100 years, they value innovation and giving back to the community by providing support for all schools in the district they operate in.

What's On Offer

  • Overtime availability at a higher rate and stand-by rosters
  • 9-day fortnights
  • Modern, well-maintained vehicles and equipment
  • Earn $27 - $37+ per hour, depending on experience
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities

How to Apply

Please apply online by submitting your CV/Resume and cover letter.

Applicants for this role must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand - qualified domestic and international candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Successful applicants must pass pre-employment checks including medical, drug and alcohol tests and Ministry of Justice checks.

Company Details

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Canstaff is a specialised recruitment and labour-hire agency for New Zealand construction, civil construction, engineering, manufacturing and logistics sectors. We’re here to help you do your business better by removing the risk, hassle and paperwork of having full-time employees.