Generation Controller - Trainee or Experienced


Generation Controller - Trainee or Experienced

Leading the way

Our world has changed. It will never be the same again. Infact its almost a distant memory for most of us to remember what life was like ‘pre-covid’. There have been challenges for many of us and here at Contact Energy we are privileged to provide an essential service for all kiwis. We feel humbled to have played our part in keeping the lights on and the broadband pumping for over half a million customers.

Here at Contact we are deeply passionate about challenging the status quo. This shows up in many ways, one of which is to create a workplace that promotes personal and professional development, that’s why we are on a mission to find a Generation Controller to join our ‘best in class’ group of operators. Whether you are an experienced plant operator, or you have an interest in taking on a trainee role to learn a new craft (with some specific industry background skills) - we want to talk to you. Keen to learn more, read on!

Tell me more 

The primary focus of this role is to operate our Wairakei plant in a safe, efficient and timely manner within operational guidelines, EGR/NZEM rules, and offer guidelines to meet output and performance requirements. Safety is your middle name and keeping your peers in line with occupational health principles and practices will bring you great satisfaction. 

No day is likely to be the same as the last as you learn the specific code of compliance requirements for our Geothermal plant but here’s a small preview into some of tasks that will fill up your day;

  • Operate local and remote control power stations via DCS systems and respond to alarms / events
  • Monitor plant performance, maintain plant efficiency, whilst identifying and anticipating events to prevent failures
  • Ensure that all activities and tasks are conducted in compliance with environmental consents and within station and company environmental guidelines and procedures
  • Contribute to the performance of the team by assisting in other areas or sites as required, including identifying opportunities for improvement of systems and processes, and suggest advice and/or strategies to other staff to minimise risk.

You may also have a couple of these gems:

  • Specialist qualification EnChem 3 or 4, 1st Class Stationary, 3rd Marine or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge of electronic and technical control and protection systems
  • Experience with Eclipse permit system

Who are you?

We have a set of behaviors that we think describe the person we are looking for and the experience or attitude you will bring.

  • Curiosity – you are often described as the person at the BBQ that asks, “but why”. This curiosity helps foster your innovative approach to your work and your overall team.
  • Human Kindness – you are a naturally inclusive person that thrives when collaborating with others, you take pride in what you do and how you treat others.
  • Pointed Focus – you focus on the important stuff and don’t stress on the small things
  • Progressive – matched with your curiosity you are always thinking about ‘how we can make things better’ and you are one of few people that feels comfortable being uncomfortable. We all know that’s the space where we learn the most!

We run a 24/7 business, so this role will be move into shift work once all training is completed.

Our teams are busy as we move into the colder months of the year, which means we want to fill this role quickly. If you have read this and it struck a chord, don’t delay. Apply now!


Generation Controller - Trainee or Experienced

Leading the way

Our world has changed. It will never be the same again. Infact its almost a distant memory for most of us to remember what life was like ‘pre-covid’. There have been challenges for many of us and here at Contact Energy we are privileged to provide an essential service for all kiwis. We feel humbled to have played our part in keeping the lights on and the broadband pumping for over half a million customers.

Here at Contact we are deeply passionate about challenging the status quo. This shows up in many ways, one of which is to create a workplace that promotes personal and professional development, that’s why we are on a mission to find a Generation Controller to join our ‘best in class’ group of operators. Whether you are an experienced plant operator, or you have an interest in taking on a trainee role to learn a new craft (with some specific industry background skills) - we want to talk to you. Keen to learn more, read on!

Tell me more 

The primary focus of this role is to operate our Wairakei plant in a safe, efficient and timely manner within operational guidelines, EGR/NZEM rules, and offer guidelines to meet output and performance requirements. Safety is your middle name and keeping your peers in line with occupational health principles and practices will bring you great satisfaction. 

No day is likely to be the same as the last as you learn the specific code of compliance requirements for our Geothermal plant but here’s a small preview into some of tasks that will fill up your day;

  • Operate local and remote control power stations via DCS systems and respond to alarms / events
  • Monitor plant performance, maintain plant efficiency, whilst identifying and anticipating events to prevent failures
  • Ensure that all activities and tasks are conducted in compliance with environmental consents and within station and company environmental guidelines and procedures
  • Contribute to the performance of the team by assisting in other areas or sites as required, including identifying opportunities for improvement of systems and processes, and suggest advice and/or strategies to other staff to minimise risk.

You may also have a couple of these gems:

  • Specialist qualification EnChem 3 or 4, 1st Class Stationary, 3rd Marine or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge of electronic and technical control and protection systems
  • Experience with Eclipse permit system

Who are you?

We have a set of behaviors that we think describe the person we are looking for and the experience or attitude you will bring.

  • Curiosity – you are often described as the person at the BBQ that asks, “but why”. This curiosity helps foster your innovative approach to your work and your overall team.
  • Human Kindness – you are a naturally inclusive person that thrives when collaborating with others, you take pride in what you do and how you treat others.
  • Pointed Focus – you focus on the important stuff and don’t stress on the small things
  • Progressive – matched with your curiosity you are always thinking about ‘how we can make things better’ and you are one of few people that feels comfortable being uncomfortable. We all know that’s the space where we learn the most!

We run a 24/7 business, so this role will be move into shift work once all training is completed.

Our teams are busy as we move into the colder months of the year, which means we want to fill this role quickly. If you have read this and it struck a chord, don’t delay. Apply now!

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