Network Services Representatives & Team Leader

Are you looking for a fantastic career opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of electrical distribution and your commitment to excellent customer service?

We are seeking motivated individuals for the following positions:

Network Services Representatives
We are looking for two Network Services Representatives to help the team provide excellent customer service and expert advice about our electrical distribution network. You will take a primary role in assessing and determining customer requirements and in supporting service delivery to the customer.

Network Services Team Leader
We are also looking for an experienced Team Leader to head up our Network Services team, an essential part of our Network Operations department. You will have experience in leading, motivating and promoting a positive team environment, with excellent communication skills. This is
a functional team leader position that is responsible for managing the work of the team and overseeing the day-today network relationship with our customers.

The ideal candidates for both positions will have relevant electrical industry experience, preferably in a distribution network, and must have highly developed communication skills. You will be able to juggle multiple tasks, provide an outstanding customer experience, whilst ensuring
adherence to MainPower policy.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • a relevant trade qualification
  • proven experience within a network and/or customer service function
  • strong communication skills with a positive and professional approach
  • self-motivation, with attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • a team focus, with the ability to work independently, and cope well under pressure.

We’re committed to attracting the very best professionals and can offer the ideal candidates attractive employment benefits, a constructive workplace culture, future training and development, and more.

Applicants for these positions must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Jonathan Battson on 021 344 101, or to apply for either of these roles please send your CV with a covering letter (clearly stating the position you are applying for) to: Kate Williamson, People & Culture Coordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346,
Rangiora 7440 or email to

Applications close Friday 27th July 2018.

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and on-going drug and alcohol testing.


Line Mechanics - Overhead Lines

  • Keen Line Mechanic; committed to Safety, Technical & Teamwork standards
  • Excellent Company; committed to people development, recognition & reward
  • True Lifestyle location; Community, facilities, housing, education & city links

The Team

From their Rangiora base, a purpose-built facility at Southbrook Business Park, MainPower’s Team provide expert network design, maintenance and customer-driven power services.  With a well-earned reputation for efficiency, a high skill base and work ethic, they provide highest standards, ‘go the extra mile’ and ensure a safe and reliable power supply to their community. 

“Our staff are our most valuable asset”, MainPower ‘walk the talk’ - offering some of the very best working conditions in the industry, comprising; work gear, yard facilities, technology, targeted training opportunities tied to multi-skilling, knowledge sharing, career pathways, succession planning and Reward & Recognition acknowledgements.  The caring, team-based work culture is supported by an active Social Club and a comprehensive Employee Benefits Programme, many also reach families.     

The Role

The Line Mechanic vacancies are evidence of MainPower’s people initiatives whereby people have successfully trained and secured other Field Services or Network Engineering roles or reached retirement after contributing loyal years with the company.

As a key member of the 65 strong Field Services Contracting team evidence of you demonstrating the following Competencies is essential: 

  • A qualified distribution Line Mechanic
  • NZ Residency or a firm NZ Work Visa
  • Commitment to Safety First – culture & motto, ‘Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe’
  • A passion for working outdoors and teamwork
  • Enthusiastic about maintenance & capital works projects
  • Contribute to efficiencies & improvements
  • Initiative & thinking ‘outside the square’ in problem solving
  • Resourceful & quality focused under pressure
  • Minimum Class 2 Drivers Licence
  • Compliance to a Drug & Alcohol-free environment & random testing
  • Commitment to training & personal development

You will find this is one of the best opportunities in the industry!  To find out more please call Michele McCurrie at Careerbiz on 027 344 2972 or send your CV and a letter detailing your fit to the Competencies to

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing. 

Utility Worker

We are seeking a Utility Worker to join our experienced Underground Services team. The primary objectives of this position are to install underground electricity services, assist with the excavation and reinstatement of trenches, and the transportation and storage of underground services materials.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • an absolute commitment to workplace and public safety
  • a strong customer service focus
  • a high level of physical fitness and a passion for working in the outdoors
  • good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • self-motivation and initiative
  • a minimum of a Class 2 drivers licence.

We’re committed to attracting the very best employees and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment benefits, ongoing training and development and more.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Malcolm McClintock on 027 485 1259 or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, Human Resources Co-ordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to

Applications close 31 July 2018.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

Network Controller

We are looking for a Controller to join our Network Operations team. This role is responsible for helping our team safely and effectively manage the daily power systems operation for our

Ideally you will have relevant industry experience, preferably in distribution network control, have a strong commitment to public and workplace safety, effective communication skills, attention to detail, and you must be available to participate in an after-hours duty roster. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring power system SCADA load management and radio communications.
  • Controlling contractor access to the MainPower New Zealand power system.
  • Communicating with and monitoring feld workers to help ensure their continued safety.
  • Managing planned and unplanned power systems interruptions, restoring power in an effective manner.
  • Providing good customer service, including direct communication, notifcations and timely responses.
  • Preparing operating orders and works orders.
  • Being an effective member of the Control Room team, including participating in the after-hours roster to ensure 24 hour coverage.
  • Assisting in identifying and mitigating quality of supply issues.
  • Managing safety isolations, High Load escorts and contractor Close Approach consents.
  • Controlling livening of newly commissioned or installed equipment.
  • Maintaining system records, including outage statistics, livening notices, operating orders and the operational log.
  • Planning outages to minimise downtime on the network and grouping similar work into logical packages.

We’re committed to attracting the very best professional and can offer the ideal candidate attractive employment 
benefits, a constructive workplace culture, future training and development and more.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

To make confidential inquiries, please contact Jonathan Battson on 021 344 101, or to apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kate Williamson, People & Culture Coordinator, MainPower, PO Box 346, Rangiora 7440 or email to

Applications close Friday 27 July 2018.

Employment with MainPower is subject to pre-employment and ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

Safety and Business Risk Manager

  • Key Member Executive Leadership Team
  • Engaged and Supportive Board

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive this senior role represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced health & safety leader to promote the drive for excellence in risk, environmental and safety practices, building the skill base and competence across the organisation. With solid foundations already in place and a highly supportive Board, significant progress has been achieved with the health and safety culture. As a key member of MainPower’s disaster recovery team and business continuity planning framework, this role is also responsible to facilitate the integration of risk management into the strategic and business planning process. 

 Successful candidates will have:

  • Held a senior role and have an expert understanding of H&S, environmental and wider business risk, preferably from within manufacturing/heavy industry/energy/high consequence environments.
  • Extensive experience developing/executing strategy, policy and frameworks for health and safety and risk, alongside the development of operational plans
    • Experience developing and maintaining an Integrated Management System (IMS)
    • Demonstrated success using a modern and sustainable approach to risk and health & safety, together with an ability to envisage and drive change
    • Exposure to quality and environmental leadership
  • Exposure to civil defence emergency management
  • A collaborative and practical approach with strong implementation skills and the ability to roll up your sleeves when needed
  • A successful background in the development of relationships with internal operational staff and external stakeholders
  • A strong focus on the leadership and development of your team
  • A good level of commercial/financial acumen and is market savvy
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable but not essential.

Your style, fit and leadership skills are crucial to this role and we seek a candidate who understands and model’s behaviours in line with our values and culture. You will:

  • Be proactive and known for ‘making things happen’
  • Enjoy playing a key role in a successful team
  • Experienced in building an environment of trust
  • Practical and down to earth
  • Drive continuous improvement 

The full position description is available here

For more information please contact Louise Green at Sheffield.