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At PowerNet our people are committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable power to our communities across the lower South Island. We are an industry leader and as such, our progression and innovation is at the forefront of our business.  

We have an outstanding opportunity to join the PowerNet team in the exciting and rewarding role of Apprentice Substation Maintainer/Electrician based out of our Balclutha depot located on Charlotte Street.

In this role you will be responsible for assisting with substation inspections, planned maintenance upgrades of network assets and fault response, performed under the supervision of our other experienced employees.

The equipment you will be working with is PowerNet’s 66 kV - 11 kV network equipment and 415 V distribution equipment, which includes transformers / circuit breakers/ protection / SCADA / substation services and cables.

You will also work towards your Electrical Registration specialising in Electricity Supply.

Experience/Knowledge and Skills:

  • Be innovative
  • Be competent with hand tools
  • Understanding or interest in the electricity industry
  • Basic  Microsoft Office Suite / Computer Skills
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence (minimum restricted)
  • Interest in emerging technology
  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent level of achievement

Our Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual. You need to be confident, have a good level of fitness, be a team player and a positive contributor - especially with our safety systems. Your commitment and strong communication will see you do well in the industry along with a pragmatic, flexible and adaptable approach. We are looking for a person who is up front and honest and really want to make a difference within a company that encourages growth and development and a can do attitude of “Do it once, do it right”.

Our Culture:

Here at PowerNet our people are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing a caring team environment, a balanced approach to work and personal life, while encouraging professional and personal growth for everyone.

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to jump-start your career in the industry then we encourage you to apply.

For more information, email or 03 4190113.

To apply visit and attach your current resume along with a cover letter to support your application.


Applications close: 17 November 2019

  • Classifications: Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services
  • Company: PowerNet
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand
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