Cable Locator (Electrical Fitter / Line Mechanic)

Do you like working in the field? Are you great with maps and diagrams?  Do you have knowledge of electrical distribution networks or other utilities?  If yes, we would like you to come and work for us! 

WEL Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of WEL Networks who owns and manages the electrical lines network in Hamilton and the greater Waikato area.  We are responsible for providing the full range of field services required to maintain a highly reliable electricity supply to over 89,000 homes and businesses. 

We are looking for someone who can use our specialised equipment to locate underground services on our network, from network drawings.

  • Firstly, to ensure our excellent record with regard to staff and public safety is maintained, we require you to have an uncompromising commitment to health and safety.

  • We need you to be familiar with reading diagrams and drawings, able to spot and report anomalies.

  • You must be trade qualified with a current practising licence – perhaps as a Line Mechanic or an Electrical Fitter.

  • It is really important that you are happy to work alone at time and are able to keep yourself motivated and productive without supervision.

  • If you can bring your knowledge of WEL’s network with you – it would be great.

We think that this role might be ideal for someone who has spent their career in the field and who would like to move to a less physical role.

WEL offers a competitive package and a professional working environment - we look after our people.  We will help you with relocation expenses if you are moving into our area and our staff benefits include fully funded medical and life insurance!

We are also committed to being a drug and alcohol free worksite so a condition of employment in this role will be the requirement to undertake a full health assessment including a drug and alcohol test.

If you feel this role is a good fit for your current skills and future aspirations, please submit an online application at – where you can also see a detailed position description.

Permanent - Full Time

Job no: BBAM914535

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019