Contact Energy

  • Posted: 26 Nov 2021
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Engineering
Company Description

Te Tākinatanga - Our Story

Ko tō mātou kaupapa nui ko te tuku atu i tō mātou pūngao ki te wāhi e tika ana, kia whakahaukino kore ai i te rāngai pūngao o Aotearoa me te whakatairanga atu i te #changematters. E kaingākau ana mātou mō tō mātou whāinga matua, ā, e whakahīhī ana anō mātou i te iwi tangata kei muri i a mātou e whaiwhai ana i te whāinga kotahi. Nā runga i tēnei whāinga teitei, tērā pea ka ui ake koe ki a koe anō--ka pēhea tēnei āheinga e tautoko ana i tētehi Aotearoa pai ake, Aotearoa mā ake?

Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters. We are passionate about our mission and proud to have a tribe of people behind us working towards a common purpose. With such an ambitious goal, you might ask yourself – how does this opportunity help support a better, cleaner NZ?

At the Stratford Power Station we pride ourselves on keeping our plant available for when it is required to run.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This role would suit an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual. Day to day this role is responsible for maintaining our electrical and process control and instrumentation systems to ensure safety at the workplace and maintain plant availability to meet business requirements.

Let us paint a picture of some of the work you will be accountable for;

Deliver HSE Performance, maintain knowledge of and comply with all industry safety rules, codes of practice and regulations and ensure that safe working and occupational health principles and practices are known and observed.
Take corrective action for all situations in which health and safety of the staff, plant equipment or the environment are at risk.
Maintain calibration records, update documents, and report on all information related to tests and plant records.
Monitor operational systems condition, identify and report on failures, undertake preventive measures, and rectify problems where required.
Contribute to the development of maintenance strategies and performance standard for critical operational systems and monitor systems performance against those standards.
Execute maintenance work and supervise contractors according to Contact’s policies developing comprehensive work criteria for contracted work.
Maintain up to date knowledge and skills of Quality Management System requirements.
Preserve plant electrical, control and instrumentation devices, machine protection systems, plant alarm, indication systems, and statistical metering equipment.
Maintain and calibrate field instrumentation, control valves, and electrical equipment.
Maintain critical electrical and control systems (e.g., AVR, Governor, PLC, etc).
Maintain and test HV electrical equipment (not essential but beneficial)

Ko wai koe | About you

You will be a natural influencer, be famous for your communication style and ability to take people on a journey and an agent for change; making sure we are always improving on what we do. Like any opportunity, there are some key attributes and experience that we would like to see from you;

Electrical and or control system maintenance and optimisation.
Maintenance of field devices, protection systems and electrical, and C&I plant and equipment.
Ability to detail work scope specifications.
Experience in supervising contracts and contractors.
Integrity and high personal and professional standards.
Ability to identify and recommend cost effective solutions.
Ability to resolve issues and problems in a timely manner.
Able to develop tools that allow problems to be solved on an ongoing and long-term basis.
We’d expect that you’d have a relevant National Diploma/NZCE, Trade Certificate, or equivalent qualification in a specialist maintenance discipline. And someone of your calibre would naturally have the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strengths in influencing, conflict management, and negotiation.

You will need to be open to on call work as a component of this role requires you to participate in a call-out roster to provide support for Electrical, Instrumentation and control system faults.

Additional Information

How to get involved? 

Are you passionate about putting energy where it matters? Want to work for a progressive company? If you like the sound of what we’re offering and think you are the right person for the job, we’d love to hear from you. Hit ‘Apply’ now!

At Contact we are extremely fortunate to actively promote a new ways of working programme, essentially this means that the life/work balance is actively present.

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.