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Line Mechanic

LocationLumsden, Southland - New Zealand
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Published At:2 months ago
  • Electrician (General)
  • Linesman / Line Worker
Job no: NE3MY
  • Great work environment
  • Opportunity for development
  • Wellness programme

Are you a Distribution Line Mechanic or willing to take on an apprenticeship, and want to work for a progressive, innovative company in the stunning southern region of NZ?

Join us at our Lumsden Depot where you are only one hour away from skiing and mountain biking in Queenstown, 45 minutes from boating and tramping in Fiordland, and you'll have amazing fishing rivers right at your back door!

As a Line Mechanic, your work takes you to heartland communities and vast, open country, delivering safe, efficient and reliable power to the southern region. You’ll be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking distribution team who safely build and maintain reliable electricity for our customers throughout the network. You’ll be integral to our success.

Being an essential service, our future is secure, and we are committed to exploring emerging technologies and the impact this will have on our customers, communities and network.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with the hourly rate ranging from $25 - $40 per hour plus overtime and allowances - subject to skills and experience.

What PowerNet can offer you:

Amongst a variety of benefits, we provide:

  • Competitive market rates
  • Consistent overtime and regular standby rosters
  • Death & Disability insurance cover
  • Southern Cross Wellbeing 2 health insurance
  • A Wellness Program
  • 5 weeks of annual leave
  • A fantastic team environment

The opportunity to build your professional career in a supportive environment.

What do you need to bring to the role?

  • Qualified Line Mechanic with current EWRB registration or be willing to enter into a 2-year apprenticeship to gain your NZ Electricity Supply (Distribution Line Mechanic) qualification.
  • Experience in line maintenance, construction, and fault repair services.
  • Skills in installation, replacement, and maintenance of underground and overhead line equipment
  • Demonstrate good working relationships with other team members, customers, and contractors.
  • Current working knowledge of the industry’s safety regulations


Here at PowerNet, our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a caring team environment and a balanced approach to work and personal life while encouraging professional and personal growth. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, genders, and communities. We provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce environment, celebrating differences.

For more information, or to apply online visit https://careers.powernet.co.nz/

All applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or hold a current and relevant working visa for New Zealand.

Come join us and share in our success!

  • Published on 23 Feb 2024, 2:23 AM