Journeyperson Powerline Technician

Enwin Utilities
Windsor, Ontario

Posted On: September 13, 2023
Last Day to Apply: September 22, 2023


ENWIN Utilities Ltd., is currently accepting applications for the position of


Journeyperson Powerline Technician

Fully Qualified Rate $45.69


Reporting to the Supervisor Hydro Distribution, the successful applicant will be responsible for responding to a variety of emergency calls, performing, or assisting with inspection and maintenance activities and participating in capital construction work in both overhead and underground environments.  The duties include but are not limited to: analyse, evaluate and respond to emergent requests from third parties including  power quality issues, repair/replacement of damaged equipment, down wires or damaged or broken poles, cable faults, emergency locates and complete after hours service and credit reconnects and emergency repairs; construct, operate and maintain ENWIN plant and equipment in overhead and underground environments and ensure proper care, maintenance and operation of all assigned tools, equipment and vehicles; process required paperwork; splice, terminate, fault locate and repair underground high voltage and secondary cables; assist with all types of switching in overhead and underground systems including the downtown network; perform work in confined spaces or act as an attendant/rescuer including Network “Y” and “H” splicing; perform inspection and maintenance on overhead and underground plant and equipment as required; administer all elements of the Utility Work Protection Code as related to work performed. In addition to these duties, the Powerline Technician will be required to participate in regularly scheduled standby duty and afternoon shift on a rotation basis. 

The hours of work for this position are 7:30am – 3:30pm. 

The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications:

  • Fully Qualified Journeyperson Powerline Technician or a fourth (4th) year Apprentice Powerline Technician.
  • Powerline Technician Diploma is preferred.
  • Successfully complete a Realistic Job Profile.
  • Knowledge of hydro electric utility equipment and familiarity with customer owned equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team through successful positive and collaborative relationships.
  • Proven commitment to developing and promoting safe work practices.
  • Proven ability to successfully cope with stressful situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that includes heavy lifting, stretching and pulling, climbing to work at heights and/or work in confined spaces, work in proximity to high voltage energized lines in extreme weather conditions, year-round both during the day and in the evening.
  • Readily available for stand-by duty and shift work.
  • Knowledge of iPad technology is considered an asset.
  • Valid Class “A” Ontario Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement or the ability to obtain both within ninety (90) working days of appointment to the position. 

Please note: The job classification for a Journeyperson Powerline Technician is referred to as “Powerline Splicer” as per the Hydro Division Agreement between ENWIN Utilities Ltd., and the IBEW Local Union 636. 

The Journeyperson Powerline Technician is required to successfully complete a 2,000 hour training program dedicated to performing work in the underground electrical distribution environment.  Wage Progression within the classification will depend on satisfactory performance on the job and successful completion of ENWIN specific training objectives. This program is comprised of on-the-job training with various crews focused on underground equipment and plant, and any required external courses. Duties will become progressively greater with each phase of practical experience and formal training during the training program.  

Qualified applicants may submit their resume at up to and including Friday September 22, 2023. Please quote file EWU-23-01-028 on application. Resumes submitted electronically will only be accepted in MS Word or PDF Format. Although all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

ENWIN believes there is significant value in the diversity within our workforce and we are committed to continually enhancing and improving diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment opportunities and believe that strength flows from our individual differences and enables us to effectively serve our community. 

ENWIN Utilities Ltd. provides accommodation in accordance with applicable laws through all stages of the hiring process.  If you require accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please advise the Human Resources Department.

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