Team Leader Live Line Mechanic

  • Company:
    WEL Networks
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    11 hours ago
  • Category:
  • Specialised in working on live power lines?
  • Lead a team in an innovative utility network
  • Full Medical and Life Insurance
  • 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.

    We are looking for skilled, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in supporting the company through this exciting new chapter and into the future.

    About the role

    As a Team Leader Live Line (Glove & Barrier) Mechanic, you will lead a team of Live Line Mechanics responsible for supporting the reliable and safe operation of our network through repairing, maintaining and constructing our overhead lines.


  • Safely lead and coordinate the Live Lines team and on-site activities
  • Maintain 400V, 11,000V and 33,000V overhead lines and underground cables
  • Construct new electrical reticulation in accordance with regulations, standards and policies
  • Fault find and reactively repair network outages
  • Participate in our on-call faults roster and work unscheduled overtime when required
  • Skills and experience

  • Proven leadership skills
  • An uncompromising commitment to workplace safety
  • Current line mechanic registration and Live Line certification
  • Electricity distribution industry knowledge and experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • 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.