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We currently have multiple exciting opportunities for Intermediate and Advanced Skilled Communications Technician, on a Permanent Full-Time basis.


This role is based at our brand-new state-of-the-art South Metro Depot in Forrestdale, conveniently located next to Tonkin Highway. Spanning across 120,000 square meters, the depot offers an excellent on-site café, shuttle bus to-and-from the Cockburn Train Station, end of trip facilities including secure bicycle storage and freshening up rooms. With the latest infrastructure and technology, the depot empowers all employees to create that perfect work-life balance whilst operating in an inclusive and diverse workplace.

About this role


As a Communication Technician, you will be required to apply specialist telecommunications technical knowledge and skills gained in the maintenance, operations, installation, commissioning and testing of Western Power telecommunications facilities / assets.

Provide, develop, design and research communications activities, prepare new product assessment reports and or conduct training and competency evaluations of field-based employees as required.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Diploma in Electrotechnology / Electronics / Telecommunications or Radio / telecommunications Trade Certificate
  • At least 7+ years demonstrated technical experience in a telecommunication or related industry
  • Thorough knowledge of the system design for two or more of the following.
    • Fixed & Mobile Radio (VHF-SHF)
    • Cable Carrier Systems (Metallic/Optical Fiber)
    • MUX Networks
    • Ethernet Networks
    • High Speed Digital Transmission
    • Power Line Carrier systems
    • Tele protection systems
    • Supervisory systems
  • Project, contract and maintenance management systems and tools.
  • Continuous improvement, training, and coaching techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering standards, regulations, and procedures applicable to the Section and Stream.
  • MS Office systems, Word, Excel & or Access. Ellipse and scheduling/work management systems
  • Be a team player and a role model to less experienced Communications Technician
  • Be innovative and use appropriate technology to improve and manage the Telecommunications Networks


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.


With representation from 101 countries, Western Power has a rich, and diverse employee workforce. Through our established Employee Network Groups, we bring our people diversity to life. At Western Power, we strive to build an authentic culture of inclusion and belonging for all.


Our people are our strength. As an employee at Western Power, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme


Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.


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Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.