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There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have multiple exciting opportunities for a Communications Technician at our South Metro Depot – Forrestdale in Western Australia on a Permanent Full-Time basis.


About this role


Based in Forrestdale Depot as a NOC Communications Technician, you will work within a team to Monitor Western Powers Telecommunications Network, assist in analysing network performance and faults.


This role will give you the opportunity to work on a wide variety of telecoms systems such as but not limited to power supplies, PDH and SDH equipment, analogue and digital mobile radio, L2 and L3 Ethernet networks, radio and fibre bearers, as well as specific power utilities systems such as tele-protection and power line carrier systems. 


The successful candidate will have some understanding of telecommunication protocols and technologies and be methodical in nature to be able to assist in analysing network and equipment faults. Previous knowledge in PDH and SDH multiplexors, microwave and single channel radios and CISCO equipment is preferred for this role.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Cert III in Electrotechnology / Electronics / Telecommunications or equivalent Trade Certificate
  • This is an entry level position, with preferably 1 to 2 years technical experience in the SCADA or Telecommunications industry has been gained
  • Knowledge of SCADA & Telecommunications installation, commissioning, maintenance and operations field practices and procedures
  • Prior project, contract and maintenance management systems and tools experience
  • The Communications Technician would be required when experienced to be able to attend to faults after normal working hours and to be part of a roster system shared between experienced Communications Technicians.
  • Knowledge of engineering standards, regulations, and procedures
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • MS Office systems, Word, Excel & or Access. MIMS and scheduling/work management systems



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.