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.


Typical Responsibilities

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.


Salary Range

Entry: 32K – 60K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (5+ years): 60K – 100K (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