At MainPower, we deliver value by providing a safe, secure, and reliable electricity distribution network for our local community. We are committed to developing a strong workplace culture where people are supported, empowered, and provided the tools required to deliver in their roles. Our people are critical in ensuring that we deliver on our vision.

Our vision is simple – Create a smarter future to deliver local value. Our values reflect how we interact with each other, our community, and our customers: to do what’s right, make it happen, work together, and make it better.

Working at MainPower

Current Vacancies

Join our team!

We offer a range of office and field-based career opportunities whether you're experienced, looking for a career change or a graduate.

What can we offer you?

MainPower is a great place to work. We're passionate about growing our people and finding new ways to make MainPower the best employer in the region. From health and wellbeing benefits to personal growth opportunities, every year we're adding new and exciting programmes to our employee benefits to support our people.

Nine-Day Fortnight Option

We offer a nine-day fortnight working arrangement to full-time employees. Those who opt in work nine hours a day, for nine days a fortnight, with the tenth day as a rostered day off on either a Monday or a Friday.

Subsidised Health Insurance

To support the health and wellbeing of our people, MainPower offers a subsidised health insurance plan to all permanent employees. Staff also receive a discount when adding family members to their policy.

Subsidised Gym Membership

MainPower offers all permanent employees the opportunity to join the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust Fitness Centres at a subsided rate. MainPower also has several social sports teams.

Bright Spark Scholarship

To support MainPower families, we offer a Bright Spark Scholarship to help students related to employees with study costs. Recipients can also undertake paid summer internships at MainPower.

Professional Development

We support all our employees to reach their full potential by offering ongoing professional development in both leadership and technical skills.

Reward and Recognition

Reward and recognition programmes including the Workplace Safety Innovation Award and acknowledgement of long serving employees.

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Wellness Programme

We offer our people an array of health and wellness benefits including access to health screening (such as melanoma skin checks with MoleMap), free flu vaccinations, first aid training for families, subsidised gym memberships, and health insurance. We also offer a nine-day fortnight work option, which won a 2021 Energy Excellence Awards in the Wellbeing initiatives category.

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MPowered Future

MPowered Future is our strategy to tackle the changing nature of the electricity sector. Part of this is making sure we have the right resources and skills to undertake new opportunities. In addition to maintaining our core electricity network focus, MPowered Future lays out how MainPower will assess and engage in new business opportunities and deliver value to our region. Click the here to learn about some of our current major projects.

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Apprenticeships

The trainees in our Field Services team get to work alongside fully qualified and experienced electrical workers, where they get the help to become fully qualified and gain EWRB registration. This is achieved through a structured programme with incentives along the way as key milestones are achieved.

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Graduate and Internship Programme

Our internships help you to develop life skills in the workforce that will give you a great start in your chosen career and allow you to earn as you learn.

MainPower’s graduate recruitment programme is a two-year course providing you with opportunities to identify your chosen career. While you learn the business, you will be developed and supported in your role to support your career progression.

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Our Community

MainPower is located in the beautiful North Canterbury region of the South Island. It is just a short 30-minute north drive from the city of Christchurch. Our network area spans from north of the Waimakariri River, through the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts to Kaikōura.

To find out more about our region, please visit northcanterbury.co.nz

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Join our team

If you’re interested in working with us and want to find out more about MainPower, we’d love to hear from you at recruitment@mainpower.co.nz.