Electrical Fitter - Underground

  • Experienced Network Electrical Fitter?

  • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network

  • Full Medical and Life Insurance

About WEL Networks

At WEL Networks we're delivering innovative energy solutions which enable our communities to thrive, and keep the lights on 24/7.

With over 250 employees, we've been serving the Waikato for 100 years, distributing power from the national grid, connecting over 160,000 people to electricity services.

Based in Hamilton, we play an essential role in the region's economic and social development by identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region. We’re excited to be broadening our horizons as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility.

About the role

As an Electrical Fitter, you will join our Underground Team to provide network repairs, maintenance and construction services for WEL’s network.


  • HV and LV Switching and commissioning of HV equipment

  • Substation equipment installations and operation, maintenance and repair of generic 11kv switchgear

  • Planning and coordinating site activities and ensuring all relevant paperwork is complete.

  • Participating in a callout roster for 24hr fault response and repair.

  • Liaising with the control centre, dispatch and operations staff, and other utilities/authorities

Skills and experience

  • Proven technical knowledge

  • Current electrical registration

  • Ability and experience to work independently and unsupervised

  • Demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to workplace health and safety

Staff Benefits

We look after our people – from full medical and life insurance benefits to the safest equipment and upskilling opportunities. We will also help you with relocation expenses when moving into the Waikato.

We are committed to making sure our people go home safe every day, and with a drug and alcohol free worksite we will require you to take a drug and alcohol test before you join us.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the right fit for you, don’t delay - come and join us!

Apply now and include your CV and Cover Letter. View the full position description for more details.

Permanent - Full Time

Job no: ANAN014689

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020