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Title:  Rail Experienced Electrical Workers - Auckland and Wellington

Job Number:  7881

Auckland, NZ


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.  


From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.


While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.


Are you up for the challenge?



John Holland is proud to have been involved in exciting and challenging rail projects that keep New Zealand moving. From minor rail maintenance to major design and construct projects John Holland can offer a variety of work and career opportunities both in New Zealand and Australia. Due to the recent award of projects in Auckland and Wellington and an exciting pipeline of work we are looking to grow our team.


We would like to hear from candidates who are as passionate about construction as we are and are up for the challenge.



Electrical worker- Rail

John Holland is looking to offer suitably skilled individuals an opportunity to join the rail industry in a fast-tracked upskilling program based in either Auckland or Wellington. This program is focused on identifying suitable talent and skills that complement the Traction Line Mechanic skill set to then train you to the required competency level to fulfill this or similar roles.


We are looking for people who have previously obtained one or more of the trade certificates, tickets or significant experience (5+ years) in the below fields;


Relevant Role descriptions:

  • Electrical worker
  • Electrician
  • Hi-Rail Operator
  • Distribution Linesman
  • Transmission Linesman
  • Rigger
  • Substation maintainer
  • Experienced electrical trades assistant
  • Electrical trade-related apprentice


Relevant Qualifications/ experience:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (level 4) or equivalent
  • Distribution line mechanic with New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) (level 4) or equivalent
  • Transmission line mechanic with National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Transmission) or equivalent
  • Substation Maintainer competency-based training program that incorporates the New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply Substation Maintenance (Level 4) or equivalent
  • HV/ LV switching experience/ qualification within a DC or AC network (highly desirable)
  • EWRB registered apprentices
  • EWRB registered trade assistants
  • Authorised riggers
  • Working at heights certificate/ Harness training
  • Valid in date Pole top rescue training
  • Track Protection Basic Machine (Hi-rail).
  • EWP certificate
  • Experience working within a brownfield rail environment
  • Class 4 licence
  • Experienced crane/ hi-ab operator
  • Dogman



Preference will be given to local New Zealand talent. However, we will consider EOI’s from international candidates if you meet key aspects of the above requirements and are looking to relocate to New Zealand on a permanent basis.



If you feel you have something to offer the team and are looking to join a great company and gain experience on some of New Zealand’s biggest rail projects, please send us your expression of interest and updated CV, with proof of trade, certificates, tickets and cover letter explaining why you would like to be part of this growing team.


As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

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