Data Capture Technician

• Use your technical skills to improve the accuracy of our asset data • Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network
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• Use your technical skills to improve the accuracy of our asset data
• Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network

About WEL Networks

With around 270 employees, owned by and working for the community, WEL Networks has 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.

As the world is going through a period of significant change and adjusting to a new normal, so too is WEL Networks. With the energy landscape changing at pace, through the acceleration of Electrification, Solar, Batteries, and EV’s driving changing customer expectations, we are focussing now more than ever on unlocking our energy potential and realising our vision: to create an innovative energy future.

About the role

As a Data Capture Technician you will utilise your technical skills and distribution experience to ensure that the asset information we hold accurately reflects the actual as-built status of our assets.


  • Investigate and report back on the status of our network assets
  • Collect and evaluate as-built data
  • Liaise regularly with the WEL GIS team, providing them with as-built data in accordance with WEL standards
  • Evaluate data and prepare drawings in support of GIS information requirements
  • Plan work and identify, assess, treat and control risks in our network
  • Audit asset records and ensure any identified errors are corrected

Skills & Experience

  • Proven, extensive technical knowledge within the distribution industry
  • A recognised and relevant trade qualification would be an advantage
  • A focus on detail in the way you carry out your work
  • The ability to work alone and be motivated and self-driven
  • Demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to workplace safety

This role could also suit someone looking to move to a less hands on role, after a career of working in the field.

Staff Benefits

At WEL, we look after our people – from full medical and life insurance cover, and a variety of flexible working options, to the safest equipment and plenty of 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

At WEL we value diversity and innovation, and want extraordinary people with vision to join us.  It is important to us that we get to experience a little bit of the ‘real you’ in your application.  Apply now with your CV and please take the time in a cover letter to tell us what really floats your boat – what sets you apart, why you want to be a part of our team and some of your proudest achievements.

View the full position description for more details and if this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply! 

Applications close 28 January 2021


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


114 Maui Street
3200 Hamilton Directions 07 850 3100 View page

Enabling our people

At WEL we look after our people. 

We are driven to upskill, bringing new trainees into the industry annually, and nurturing and growing our staff. 

We have an active social club, encouraging our employees to interact, include their families in their work lives and just have fun!

Through our WEL Balanced programme we provide a range of wellbeing and wellness initiatives to enable our employees to thrive in our communities.

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