Asset Inspector Traineeship

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Do you enjoy working outdoors, have a good eye for detail, are happy to work alone (with the support of a great team) and like to use technology to do a great job every day?

Our Asset Inspectors are responsible for inspecting the poles and associated hardware on our electrical network. They ensure the integrity of the poles and hardware by identifying, categorising, and recording all defects – to ensure we continue to provide customers with safe and reliable power.

Asset Inspector Trainees undertake a one-year program, with a combination of structured training from our Technical Training Team, external training providers and on-the-job experience.

What you will learn

You will have access to the latest training, ensuring your skills and knowledge are at the forefront of the industry. You will complete a Certificate II in Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) – Asset Inspection and Testing, which will include subjects in: Work, Health, and Safety; Inspect Poles; Hardware and Electrical Apparatus; and Perform Minor Maintenance on Electricity Network Assets and Treat Poles.

You will also obtain certification to transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304) and to prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds, and diseases (AHCCHM307) through an external training organisation.

Safety is a core value at Essential Energy. To ensure the safety of you and your teams, you will be supervised in all aspects of your work, and be mentored and taught safe work practices.

You will work with highly skilled Asset Inspectors who are passionate about what they do. You will gain invaluable on the job training in the areas of hand tool safety practices; pole and overhead line inspection; properties of timber; termite identification/treatment; and drone operation – to ensure your career really takes off.

Eligibility requirements

To be successful in obtaining a traineeship, you will need to meet the safety and educational requirements of the role.

Successful applicants will hold a driver’s licence as you are required to drive to training locations.

Applying for an Asset Inspector Traineeship

Applications for our 2023 Asset Inspector Traineeship Program will open in August 2022. You can register your interest now, to receive a notification when applications open. Trainees will commence in early 2023.