Electrician Jobs

How to Enter

To stand out as a qualified Electrician to most Trade & Industrial employers in New Zealand, you will need to complete an apprenticeship and obtain a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering – Electrician for Registration (Level 4) or a National Certificate in Electricity Supply – Electrician (Level 4). In addition, you will also need to be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board and have a current practicing licence.


Typical Responsibilities

An Electrician may expect to do any of the following throughout their working day:

  • Interpreting writing and floor plans
  • Fitting, repairing and replacing electrical wiring and equipment
  • Conducting tests for electrical wiring and equipment to ensure safety and compliance
  • Recording all work completed and faults diagnosed
  • Providing quotes over planned work to customers
  • Dealing with customers and clients



Given time and experience, Electricians can train to become consultants at specialist construction and engineering firms later in their careers. Alternatively, they can also work their way up to management and supervise a team of trainee Electricians. Another option includes undergoing further training and passing an exam to become an Electrical Inspector.


Salary Range

Entry: 42K – 60K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 60K – 70K per annum (NZD)


To view our latest Electrician jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.


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