Line Mechanic Jobs
How to Enter
To increase your chances of becoming a Line Mechanic with a New Zealand employer, it’s highly recommended that you complete an apprenticeship and a National Certificate (Level 4) in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) or Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Transmission). In addition, possessing a driver’s or heavy vehicle licence may be required for some roles.
Once you’ve achieved either of the above qualifications, it’s important to note that Line Mechanics need to apply for registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.
Line Mechanics work with electrical or communication lines and may be expected to do any of the following:
- Installing and replacing power poles
- Installing cables between poles, pylons, buildings and underground
- Testing lines and circuits
- Locating and repairing faults
- Installing electricity transformers
- Connecting equipment to an electric network
- Conduct street light maintenance
Line Mechanics can continue training to specialise in cable jointing and work on underground power cables. Alternatively, Line Mechanics can also progress into a Team Leader and senior management role.
Entry: 32K – 60K per annum (NZD)
Experienced (5+ years): 60K – 100K (NZD)
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