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Queensland’s Ergon Energy and Energex are on the lookout to recruit around 40 field members, including linepersons, live linespersons, power workers, cable jointers and electrical fitter mechanics.

Federal Energy Minister, Mick de Brenni, said the upcoming positions were a mix of trade roles, building on the significant recruitment by Energy Queensland’s public network businesses Ergon Energy and Energex in recent years.

“There will be opportunities with Ergon Energy in major regional locations, as well as smaller and more remote communities,” Mr de Brenni said. 

“Some of these roles will be designated as travelling crews and they will be based in major centres, with the capacity to be deployed to other areas to support local crews and help maintain a smooth flow of resourcing.

“Others will be permanent additions to local depots, boosting the capacity at some of Queensland’s great small communities.

“Ergon Energy and Energex have already invested significantly in increasing their frontline capacity in recent years, and these jobs will also boost our resourcing capacity in vital areas.

“Of course, the new apprentices who join Ergon and Energex each year will also be trained up to maintain the networks and support our communities.”

Mr de Brenni said the travelling crew positions would be located in Townsville, Mackay and Toowoomba. 

Other permanent roles will be filled at depots throughout regional Queensland, from the Gulf to the Darling Downs.

Member for Thuringowa, Aaron Harper, said NQ crews did an amazing job maintaining power to the communities that rely on them.

“Many of these jobs are needed due to the significant growth in the connections, line refurbishment and connection of renewables, particularly in regional and remote areas,” Mr Harper said.

Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said the roles were vitally important to ensure the electricity networks are able to continue to deliver high levels of operations, efficiently and safely.

“They’re needed quite quickly to support various projects, so Energy Queensland will be advertising during October and progressing recruitment during November,” Mrs Gilbert said.

To apply for the positions mentioned, visit https://bit.ly/3CfxbXv.

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