Trainee Gas Technician

Location: Lower Hutt Posted Date: February 4, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 567559 Careermine Job Id: 1832447
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Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end to end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners. Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team. Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ's largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

The Role:

Working out of our Lower Hutt Depot, you'll work alongside our experienced Gas Technicians, and learn a sought after trade and valuable skills to become a qualified Gas Technician yourself. Learn how to provide gas distribution services by getting hands on experience installing gas pipes and metering sets, completing gas connections to houses and also assisting with gas leak repairs and gain a national certificate in gas distribution networks in the process.

You'll get out and about in the region and be working on different sites every day doing hands on physical work, operating heavy machinery and working outside in all weather conditions.

About you

Describing yourself as someone who likes to be outside, in sun or snow, is happy to get your hands dirty and has a mechanical aptitude you'll get to learn from the best. You'll be able to demonstrate an ability to follow instructions, complete job paperwork and hold Health and Safety in high regard.

In addition, you'll be a great team contributor with strong interpersonal skills who is keen to learn from your experienced workmates as well as in a formal training course. Your previous work experience will likely include working with machinery and physical work where you've had the opportunity to show initiative and self-manage.

You will need to also have:
  • Level 1 (School Certificate) passes in English and Mathematics
  • Previous plumbing / gas fitting experience or interest, i.e. completion of a pre-trades course would be an advantage, but not required.
  • Current Class 1 full drivers licence (restricted minimum) for manual vehicles and HT licence ideal

What's on offer?

An opportunity to learn on the job and also receive professional training to achieve industry qualifications to set you up for a great future.

You'll experience working with a great team of people that work together to achieve outcomes and are proud of their team culture. This is an opportunity that will set you up with the work ethic, workmanship and skills to build your future, and enjoy doing it! The potential for growth within in Downer is massive and you'll finish each day knowing that you have had a positive impact on your local community.

Full training, support and development is provided, along with all the gear you need to do your job!

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 567559 to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.