Switchboard Techs - Electrical TA

The Company

For the last 30+ years, our client has manufactured purpose built pumping systems designed to their clients requirements and specifications with a proven reputation of quality, reliability and service, supplying to a wide range of clients in the Mining, Oil & Gas, Construction, Heavy Industry and Utilities industries.

Due to a large project our client has secured, they are seeking additional Electrical Trades Assistants to assist in the manufacture / build of Switchboards used in their specialized equipment.


Project Time Frames

As we require several Switchboard Technicians, our client prefers to stagger the new starters in order to have the resources to train them in how they manufacture their switchboards.  Staff-Net will have several intakes commencing from the following dates;

  • 15th June, 2020 to 29th June 2020
  • Project Duration: 6 to 10 weeks (Possible Extension)


The Role

The project will be standard Switchboard build / manufacture where the switchboards are generally 1 to 2 meters in height and 70 centimeters to 1 meter wide, where each panel is fitted to a skid or trailer mounted pump set.

The work tasks will cover all facets of switchboard manufacturing from fitting back pans and cable ladders through to fitting electronic components and terminating them.

The main tasks of the work include fitting, wiring and terminating component of switchboards which include;

  • Mounting Enclosures & components
  • Busbars, Multistage Busbars & Threaded Busbars
  • Cable Ladders & Trays
  • Pushbuttons, Switches & Pilot Lights
  • Distribution, Terminal & Control Blocks
  • Enclosure cooling components
  • Electrical Protection surge protection devices, circuit breakers fuse & safety switches
  • Programmable Controllers PLCs or PACs
  • Relays
  • Transformers
  • VSD & Soft Starters
  • Motor Control components
  • Computer circuit boards
  • SCADA or HMI components

Most of the tasks will require candidates to be experienced in the manufacture of Switchboards where you will be either working off;

  • Electrical Line Drawings
  • Electrical Panel Layouts

Each job comes with a job order that provides detailed information of the job, such as the equipment it will be fitted too, the priority of the job and an electrical diagram (line or panel layout) of the switchboards

Each team member generally takes responsibility of one switchboard or major component of a panel array at a time.  

About the Candidate

As the switchboards have various build stages, we require a variety of candidates that possess varying levels of experience, technical expertise and qualifications which includes;

  • Trades Assistants Electrical
  • Restricted Electrical License Holders
  • Grade A - Electrical License
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Electrical Fitters
  • Electrical or Control Engineer with a relevant license to carry out switchboard build


Essential Criteria

Whether you are an Electrical TA or a Grade A Electrician, we are seeking candidates that;

  • Possess at least 1 year experience in Switchboard Manufacture / Build
  • Be able to read off electrical diagrams Line Drawings & Panel Layouts

Additionally, candidates that can demonstrate the following skills and traits are high on our list;

  • Attention to detail
  • Have the intention to commit up to 6 to 10 weeks of work
  • Be reliable, punctual and have a great work ethic
  • Understand electrical theory such as electrical voltage and control of electrical current
  • Be very safety conscious
  • Take pride in your work
  • Have contactable references



Depending on past work experience, technical expertise and qualification pay rates will vary from;

  • $28.00 to $32.00 Per Hour
  • + Over Time
  • + Super
  • Paid Weekly





16/06/2020 $0 Perth 1 Trades & Services
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