Mechanical Fitter

  • Meridian Benmore Power Station, Loch Laird Road, Otematata, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Meridian, sustainability is in our DNA.

We generate electricity from 100% renewable sources – wind, water and sun. That’s really important to us, because we believe it’s the only way forward for the future of our planet.

We also retail electricity to homes, farms and businesses across the country.   We’re committed to being good for the environment, and good to people. We’re proud Principal Partners of KidsCan, helping give Kiwi kids a decent start in life. And we support the DOC Kākāpō Recovery Programme, which aims to get this taonga species off the endangered list and back to their former natural range.

Our purpose – our why – is ‘clean energy for a fairer and healthier world’. It’s at the heart of our business, how we operate, and how we treat each other. 

Job Description

Based at Benmore, this role will cover the Waitaki Valley hydro stations in this picturesque location. Enjoy hunting, fishing, and tramping, all on your backdoor step!

You will operate as part of a small but dedicated maintenance team, completing assigned jobs safety and in a timely matter. You will need to be someone who can work as part of a team and proactively as an individual.  

Execute scheduled maintenance plans, respond to faults and emergencies, and undertake minor maintenance projects and assist on major projects when required.


  • Experience in heavy rotating plant maintenance/Hydro Generation equipment an advantage
  • Trade or Advanced Trade Cert in Mechanical Trades
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Computer literacy is required
  • Ability to work within a team or individually

Additional Information

We have an epic culture where hard work and having a good time are equally valued. We live by three ‘How to Be’s’: be gutsy, be a good human, and be in the waka.

Meridian is truly flexible, diverse and inclusive: in our workplace, you can feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. Our flexible work options make things easier for you and your whānau. And we also offer an attractive salary package and benefits like; life and income protection insurance enhanced leave, KiwiSaver and parental leave provisions and discounts from Meridian and other organisations.

All in all, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work.  If you think you’re an awesome fit not only for this role but for Meridian, apply today and tell us why! 

If you have any questions or would like the full job description, please email [email protected] and someone will get back to you. 

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