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Antarctica New Zealand   Scott base, Antarctica

Electrician - standby

Governance, NGO, Public sector
East Antarctic region
2 weeks ago

At Antarctica New Zealand, we proudly ensure that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are valued, protected and understood.  We support world-leading science and environmental protection and raise public awareness of the global significance of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Scott Base has been the hub of New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica since 1957. It’s remote, so the small team that works at this incredible location needs to work well together, focus on safety and integrate successfully into the small community lifestyle.

One of Antarctica New Zealand’s core values is ‘’we care for each other and the environment’’. We actively encourage applications from all cultures, beliefs and backgrounds and are committed to ensuring our culture is welcoming, accessible, equitable and safe for all.

Mō te mahi | About the role:

Our Scott Base Electrician is responsible for completing maintenance on all electrical components of assets at Scott Base. They ensure operational objectives are met and all electrical systems and work meet the current New Zealand Electrical standards. This role also provides support to visiting scientists and contractors.

Please note – this is a standby role for the season of August 2024 – October 2025. As a standby, you will complete a full medical but remain in New Zealand ready to deploy should our appointed Electrician be unable to deploy or need to return during their deployment.

Mōu | About you:

You are a highly motivated individual who enjoys teamwork, a dynamic work environment and are an excellent communicator.

Skills and Experience Include:

  • NZ Electrical Trade Certificate or equivalent
  • NZ Electrical Certificate of Registration
  • Current electrical practicing licence
  • At least five years post-registration experience in industrial/commercial electrical work
  • Experience with power generation – wind turbines and diesel generators.
  • Current full NZ Class 1 and ability to drive a manual vehicle.
Ētahi painga kei a mātou | What we can offer:
  • A hardworking, passionate, and supportive team environment
  • Pre-deployment Training, transport, food, accommodation and equipment
  • The unique opportunity to live in Antarctica!
Tono mai ināianei | Apply now:

If this role sounds like an exciting opportunity and you want to be a part of an organisation with a real and tangible purpose, then Antarctica New Zealand could be your next career move!

Please note: the person appointed to this standby role is required to be certified medically fit by Antarctica New Zealand’s medical assessor. This involves having up to date COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.



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