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Apprentice Electrician

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Who are we

Electralife is Melbourne's leading smart home automation and latest tech specialist. We supply, install, commission and service premium new tech products that enhance our customer's homes, lifestyle, and businesses.

At Electralife we're all about the latest, the smartest and the best. That applies to our products, our work and our people. We love automation, smart systems, energy saving and sustainability. Our work is all about building the smartest homes in Victoria, with the best people. People who are passionate about their work and about the latest developments in home automation and about being an integral part of a great team. We aim to never do average in anything.

We specialise in smart homes and businesses: including automation, data cabling, alarm systems, CCTV, audio visual and cinemas.

Our staff receive a variety of work every day and training to suit. All our staff have the utmost respect for our clients, their properties and each other.

Our office and display suite in Moorabbin serves as our meeting point where we discuss the tasks for the day, provide product training, and general catch-up space.

In addition to the skills and experience you bring to Electralife as an electrician, you will be comprehensively trained in the installation and commissioning of the best smart home products:

  • Smart lighting systems (C-Bus, KNX)

  • Multi-room audio systems

  • Security alarms and CCTV

  • IP networks, internet (IoT) products

  • Whole home automation

  • HVAC control

  • Solar power and Battery Systems

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About the position

As a home automation technician, you'll be responsible for making sure your customers' houses are smarter than they are. That means installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting all sorts of fancy gadgets and gizmos, like lights that turn on by themselves, thermostats that know when you're coming home, and speakers that play music in every room.

But it's not all fun and games, you'll also need to deal with the occasional client that can't figure out how to turn off the lights they just turned on, or how to un-mute the TV. But don't worry, that's why you're the expert! Strong technical skills and a good sense of humour are a must for this job, and a willingness to wear a tool belt and climb ladders is a huge plus!

Working for Electralife means you will be given lots of opportunities to produce your best work to develop further in your profession and to feel proud of what you achieve. At the same time we expect you to work to time-frames and budgets. You will be a skilled, reliable tradesperson, able to work independently and able to make decisions about what the job before you needs most at any one time.

Toward completion of the project, you will work closely with the client in tailoring their home automation system to meet their needs and help to deliver their fully intuitive dream home.

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What we're looking for

Successful applicants should have:

  • Manual car licence

  • Completed year 12

  • Can arrange travel to meet at our Moorabbin office every day.

  • Willing to travel to jobs all across Melbourne in company provided transportation (peninsula to the north of the city)

  • Be confident using hand and power tools

  • Successful applicants will have a good knowledge on current technology, computers, computer networks

Our display suite on Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin is central to our projects primarily located across Melbourne's Bayside and Peninsula suburbs. We have, on occasion, also been sought after to facilitate projects further inland and even interstate. Your day-to-day travel would consist of meeting at the display suite for a daily briefing before departing to site in a company vehicle. Only returning briefly in the afternoon for a high-five.

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Our purpose

We supply, install, commission and service premium technology products that enhance our client's homes and businesses, saving them money through energy efficiency, providing security, and automating routine tasks so they can live their best lives.

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Our values

  • Opinions matter, your thoughts and ideas are a valuable tool that enhances the way we work

  • Fairness and equality for all, equal opportunity is available for all staff regardless of gender, race or ability.

  • Reliability - being punctual, arriving early to site, meetings or appointments shows our dedication to the project and respect to your colleagues

  • Commitment to providing the best service experience for our clients and delivering the highest quality product

  • Dedication to continuous up-skilling in the ever-changing technology industry.

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Staff wellbeing

  • The Director, Jayden Crawford, has an 'open door' policy so your questions, queries, and feedback are not only recognised but welcomed. Your wellbeing is the company's number one priority, without our team, there is no Electralife.

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Pay: Apprentice Electrician

  • Award rate

  • Pay increases arranged in recognition of job performance

  • Opportunities for bonus payments in line with project profitability

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Leave entitlements

4 weeks annual leave - 10 days sick leave

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Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality services and a culture of continuous learning.

  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Commitment to own professional development and learning and open to coaching and practice development.

  • Current Victorian Drivers License.

  • Willingness to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check.

  • Covid-19 full (two) vaccination (mandatory for Victorian construction works).

  • Your own full set of hand and battery-operated tools.

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