Electrical Fitter - Underground

- Experienced Network Electrical Fitter? - Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network - Full Medical and Life Insurance
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  • 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 commission new HV and LV equipment on our network, provide repairs, maintenance and construction services.


  • HV and LV Switching
  • Commissioning of HV equipment including final testing
  • Substation equipment installations and operation, maintenance and repair of generic 11kv switchgear and transformers
  • Planning and coordinating site activities with multiple teams and ensuring all relevant paperwork and testing has been completed.
  • 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

Although we are really keen to get this role filled, it is crucial that we find the right fit for WEL, so this role may remain open until we find that person!

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.


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


114 Maui Street
3200 Hamilton Directions www.wel.co.nz 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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