Electrical Fitter Jobs

How to Enter

To increase your chances of becoming an Electrical Fitter in New Zealand, it is recommended that you complete an apprenticeship and gain a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering - Electrician (Level 4) or a National Certificate in Electricity Supply – Electrician (Level 4). In addition, you should also be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board and have a current practicing licence.


The personal requirements of an Electrical Fitter can be some or all of the following:

  • Able to do work that involves climbing and lifting
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Practical and logical
  • Great communicator
  • Can work independently or in a team
  • Safety-conscious
  • Problem-solver


Typical Responsibilities

On any given day, an Electrical Fitter may be expected to do any of the following:

  • Understanding complex wiring diagrams and architectural floor plans
  • Installing electrical wiring and equipment in high-voltage work sites (power stations, substations etc)
  • Repairing or replacing damaged or faulty electrical wiring, parts and equipment
  • Testing electrical work for safety
  • Recording any problems found and work completed



Following a few years’ experience, Electrical Fitters can progress into a Supervisor, Inspector, Technician or Consultant role with relative ease. In the case of an Electrical Inspector, an Electrical Fitter would need to undergo further training and pass an exam prior to being qualified for the role.


Salary Range

Entry: 42K – 60K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (6+ years): 63K – 70K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955




Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427