Linesperson and/or Live Line Linesperson

Job Description

Join one of the largest electricity network businesses in Australia and a team that supplies power to 2.3 million customers across Queensland. With offices located across the state, this is your chance to join one of the largest evolving electricity network businesses in Australia, covering more than 1.7 million kilometres across 97% of Queensland. We’re looking for passionate and talented people working together to deliver outstanding outcomes.

Ergon Energy Network has a permanent opportunity for a Linesperson and/or Live Line Linesperson to be located at Gladstone and are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates.

The role:

As a Linesperson and/or Live Line Linesperson, you will:

  • Construct, maintain and repair overhead, high and low voltage electrical distribution and sub-transmission systems, street lighting mains and customer service lines.
  • Be trade qualified with a Queensland Electrical Licensing Board Certificate of Competency as an Electrical Linesperson.
  • Perform live line methodology on Energy Queensland (Ergon Energy and Energex) networks.
  • Operate within Energy Queensland (Ergon Energy and Energex) requirements for quality, safety and risk assessment compliance.
  • Be trade qualified with a Queensland Live Line authorisation, however, if you are a linesperson wanting to undertake further training and skill development to full live line capabilities, we encourage your application.

Critical to your success in the role is your:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of an electricity distribution/transmission system, including construction and maintenance of the electrical network.
  • Working knowledge of Electricity Act & Regulations, Workplace Health & Safety Act and Regulations, and other relevant statutory acts & regulations.
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills to develop good working relationships with team members and external customers. You must have the ability to identify and understand customer needs. 
  • Available for call out and emergency work.
  • Willing to travel to surrounding areas from time to time to undertake work. 
  • Current ‘C’ class open Drives Licence.

External applicants are required to complete a pre-employment medical.

For more information about this position, click on the Position Description link located at the bottom of the page.

The level of payment will be subject to an assessment of the applicant’s knowledge, skills and competencies that are required in the position.

What we offer:

  • Full-time career opportunity with long term secure employment.
  • Attractive remuneration with yearly EBA increases + 12.75% superannuation.
  • Professional development opportunities including career progression.
  • Healthy work life balance on a 9-day fortnight roster.
  • Various leave options including gender neutral paid parental leave (14 weeks), volunteer leave and purchased leave.
  • Access to free Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

To apply, click the Apply button below. Your application should include a current resume and a cover letter which highlights your experience and suitability for the role.

We value the differences individuals contribute to our workforce and encourage a diverse range of applicants to apply.