Electrical Fitter/Cable Test Technician

- Experienced Electrical Fitter interested in fault finding? - Grow and thrive in an innovative utility network - Full Medical and Life Insurance
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  • Experienced Electrical Fitter interested in fault finding?
  • 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

We are currently looking for an experienced Electrical Fitter to join our Maintenance Services team. 

This is an opportunity to progress into a more technical role, providing support to our Test Van crew as needed; where you will be working with sophisticated testing equipment to test and fault find within our network. 


  • Cable maintenance and commissioning which includes partial discharge cable testing.
  • Cable Fault location (33kV, 11kV, 400V)
  • Primary and limited secondary testing
  • High voltage switching (substations and field equipment)
  • General Electrical Fitter duties
  • Participating in our on-call faults roster and working unscheduled overtime when required

Skills and experience

  • An uncompromising commitment to workplace safety
  • A minimum of 3 years post trade experience – this role requires some depth of experience
  • Experience in substation equipment installations and the operation, maintenance and repair of generic 11kV and 33kV switchgear
  • Experience in ring main units and distribution transformers
  • Cable testing and switching experience would be an advantage
  • Extensive technical knowledge and current electrical registration
  • Ability and experience to work independently and unsupervised

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.

Applications close 7 October 2020

Although we are really keen to fill this role - it is crucial we find the right fit for WEL, so we are prepared to close applications early or leave the role open until we find the right person.


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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