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Control Room Operator

Posted: 03/09/2019
Closing date: 02/10/2019

Marlborough Lines is a progressive electricity distribution business providing high quality electricity distribution services to the Marlborough region.
Based in Blenheim, we supply over 25,000 connections through 3,400km of overhead lines and underground cables. Our Network covers a number of very isolated rural areas including the Marlborough Sounds, Molesworth Station (New Zealand’s largest farm) and the Southern Marlborough coast.
We currently have a vacancy for a Control Room Operator in our Alfred Street office.

This is a key role as we continue to deliver a safe, efficient and reliable supply of electricity for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and community.

Areas of responsibility will include but are not limited to: 
  • Control of Network restoration during  faults as part of the control room team and in conjunction with field staff
  • Preparation of  switching instructions for planned and unplanned work
  • The issuing and returning of access permits for both Marlborough Lines field staff and external contractors
  • Liaising and communicating with Marlborough Lines construction and engineering staff and external contractors
  • Capturing  outage information for reporting and disclosure purposes
  • Production and maintenance of operating documentation
Successful applicants must have exceptional communication and problem solving skills, be able to set priorities and meet target times, and exhibit an excellent understanding of industry safety rules.  An eye for detail is also essential as is the ability to work methodically and maintain concentration in a busy environment.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a supply industry control room, however those with a relevant electrical background will also be considered.


  • download, fill in and save the Application Form
  • attach your CV, completed Application Form and a covering letter via the 'Apply for this Position' function below.

Note: Please ensure the total file size of your online application does not exceed 7.5MBAlternatively, you can email us direct at or phone 03 577 7007 if you have any issues.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

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