JOURNEYPERSON POWERLINE TECHNICIAN
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc, a subsidiary of Oshawa Power & Utilities Corporation, and affiliate of fiber optic, district energy and renewable generation businesses, is the local hydro-electric distribution company that supplies electricity to more than 58,000 customers in the city of Oshawa. Located just 45 minutes east of Toronto off the shores of Lake Ontario, Oshawa serves as the economic engine for the Durham Region. Home to Lakeridge Health, Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa boasts a diversified economy ranging from advanced manufacturing and power generation to information technology and transportation.
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc maintains 1000 km of overhead and underground distribution lines within a 150 km2 service territory, operated at 44 and 13.8 kV, supplied by 9 distribution and 3 transmission substations. The organization is committed to the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of electricity through responsible financial management, strategic reinvestment and continuous innovation.
Reporting to the Distribution Supervisor and/or the Manager, Distribution Construction, this position will be responsible for the safe construction, commissioning, repair and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems.
Construct, maintain and perform planned and emergency repairs on the 120V to 44,000V overhead and underground electrical distribution systems
Install poles, conductors, transformers, switching devices, elbows, terminations and splices using associated equipment as per safe practice guidelines
Perform electric utility connections and disconnections as requested and required by customer service activity
Operate large vehicles and equipment required from set-up to completion of related jobs including documentation related to circle checks and traffic control
Liaise with internal departments to plan major switching operations and construction projects, keeping accurate records of equipment and material use
Carry out emergency repairs of the system on standby duty, outside normal working hours, in a safe working manner and with commitment to time management
Train apprentices, contractors, and oneself in correct and new work techniques and the safe operation of equipment
Maintain accurate records of equipment, material use, and labour for regular work and trouble calls
Communicate with customers to provide service, ensure satisfaction, and safeguard public safety
Work in compliance with the Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHMIS, applicable legislation, regulations, and statutes
Certification as a Journeyman Powerline Technician
Minimum 5 years’ on-the-job work experience as a Powerline Technician in an electrical distribution environment
Powerline Technician college diploma (2-year program) considered an asset
Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in electrical distribution construction, inspection, operation, testing, and maintenance
Possess (or be willing to obtain) a valid DZ or AZ license with a clean abstract
Ability to operate a bucket truck/material handler, and radial boom derrick
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maps, drawings, and procedure manuals
Must attend and re-certify as required all relevant operational and safety courses
Communicates with coworkers, management, and the general public to follow instructions and establish effective working relationships
Must be in good health, and physically fit for year-round outdoor line work, in all elements, in confined spaces and at various heights. Will be required to pass a medical examination.
Knowledgeable and competent with IHSA’s EUS Safety Rules, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario Reg. 22/04 Electrical Distribution Safety, OTM Book 7 Temporary Conditions, Utility Work Protection Code, WHMIS, CPR, First Aid and all other applicable legislation.
Commitment to safety, customer service, teamwork, respect in the workplace and continued improvement of processes and procedures.
Basic computer knowledge and data input skills.
Must be available to perform regular stand-by and emergency call-outs and have the ability to reach the Company’s premises within twenty minutes.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume including work experience, education and references by Friday, October 29th, 2021 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering a career with Oshawa Power. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you need an accommodation, please email email@example.com. Oshawa Power will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.