Senior Technician

Legal definition for licensing – Security Technician

Senior Security Technicians interpret the designs and technical instructions of Security Consultants, or Design Engineers, and ensure they are accurately carried out. They also develop, install, test and maintain security equipment and systems used to protect people, property, assets and information. Senior Technicians will have responsibility for work and team performance and will provide leadership and guidance to Technicians and Trainees.

Career level

Mid career

Pay rate

$75k-$100k + (vehicle may be included)

  • Understand and follow plans and instructions for security equipment and systems
  • Install, repair, test and maintain security equipment and systems
  • Record data on testing techniques
  • Train staff and clients on company products
  • Ensure all work to be of high standard and within acceptable timeframes
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are followed
  • Provide leadership and guidance to technicians and trainees
  • Performing other duties as directed

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Must have normal colour vision (electrical components are normally colour coded)
  • Must be confident in leading teams and setting standards
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Must have reasonable fitness
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Preferable to hold a NZ Drivers Licence
  • Must have good written and spoken English
  • Able to work well under pressure

  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and practice
  • Understanding of health and safety, and industry standards and guidelines
  • Good practical and technical skills to operate and maintain equipment
  • Good at problem solving
  • Take pride in appearance (most roles require wearing of uniform)
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Analytical
  • Process orientated
  • Ability to provide team leadership

  • Usually work regular business hours but may have to be on call or irregular hours
  • Variety of working sites
  • May be required to access confined spaces when laying wiring

  • NZCiES Level 3 and 4 (New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security)

Note: Available as a two-year Apprenticeship Programme

  • Low end $75k +
  • Mid-level $85k to $95k
  • High end $100k +

Vehicle may be included.

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  • Design Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Sales Estimator
  • Project/Contract Manager
  • General Manager

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  • Engineering Trades
  • Cyber Security

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.