Journeyperson Powerline Technician

Lakefront Utility Services
Cobourg, Ontario

Posted On: March 14, 2023
Last Day to Apply: March 31, 2023




Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is located in the Town of Cobourg on Lake Ontario, half hour east of Oshawa.  As a multi-service utility providor, Lakefront is proud to provide reliable and cost effective electric, water and fibre distribution services in the Town of Cobourg. We also provide water operations in Grafton, and electrical service in the Village of Colborne. For more information, please visit our website at:


Journeyperson Powerline Technician

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is currently searching for a highly motivated, results-oriented individual for the position of Journeyperson Powerline Technician. Reporting to the Manager Electric Distribution, this position will be primarily responsible for utilizing safe work practices and procedures in the construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems up to 44 kV. 

Overall Responsibilities

Construct, maintain and operate the overhead and underground electrical distribution system including:

  • Participate in job planning/tailboard conference
  • Set up work area protection
  • Perform Safe Work Practices of approved line work techniques such as rubber glove, bare hand, and live line tools techniques
  • Install, maintain and operate system components such as pole, wires, guying, switches, switchgear, transformers, metering, cables, splices, terminations, and components at substations on ground, aloft and/or within confined spaces
  • Utilize and operate motorized vehicles and equipment such as trucks, radial boom derricks, aerial devices, portable generators, power saws, and drills in a safe manner
  • Perform pre-trip vehicle inspections
  • Maintain an excellent safety and attendance record
  • Complete inspections of newly installed or modified distribution plant in accordance with Reg 22/04 and Construction Verification Program, including completing the Record of Inspection and Inspection Certificates
  • Perform tree trimming as required
  • Responsible for a working knowledge and understanding of appropriate safety legislation, company policies and procedures, and safe work practices. Report any unsafe conditions or observed unsafe work practices.
  • Complete other job duties as necessary. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or recognized equivalent
  • Journeyperson Powerline Technician Certificate or equivalent
  • Physically fit to perform position responsibilities and ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate all equipment associated with the trade
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of line-work practices, procedures, and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to work from electronic work orders, specifications, standards, and instructions, able to interpret prints, sketches and diagrams
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate laptop computers, mobile devices and computer-based tools and technology
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with coworkers and members of the public to achieve positive outcomes for the company
  • Possess good knowledge of industry regulations, the Electrical Utility Safety Rules, the Utility Work Protection Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and related Construction and Industrial Regulations
  • Requires current Standard First Aid, CPR, and WHMIS training
  • Requires a valid Ontario Driver’s License with “DZ” designation and an excellent driving record
  • Strong understanding of ESA rules and regulations as applicable to the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.
  • Must reside within 65 km of 25 Ewart Street, Cobourg or be able to relocate within 6 months to accommodate an ideal response time of 40 minutes. 


The wage for this position is $43.32  per hour, in accordance with the LUSI’s Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 25. 

LUSI offers a rewarding working environment, benefits package, pension plan and opportunities for development.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, by  4:30 p.m. March 31st, 2023 to the attention of Human Resources.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our organization. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance to:

Please note that vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement as a condition of employment, subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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