System Control Operator

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.
Welland, Ontario

Posted On: September 07, 2023
Last Day to Apply: September 22, 2023



Requires a

System Control Operator 


Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. (WHESC) is a progressive electric distribution utility delivering electricity in a safe & reliable manner while maintaining a high quality of service to meet the needs of our 25,000+ customers within the City of Welland. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Utilize SCADA to monitor and control automated substation and field devices.
  • Prepare switching orders and work protection packages following the Utility Work Protection Code (UWPC).
  • Provide guidance and dispatch to field crews performing distribution system switching and/or maintenance activities.
  • Respond to distribution system disturbances in a timely manner and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Coordinate work protection requirements, outage and restoration activities with external agencies.
  • Maintain a current record of system configuration as field changes are made and/or reported.
  • Maintain system status and monitor real time performance in outage and distribution management systems.
  • Use knowledge, training and good judgement to ensure the safety of workers and the public is met at all times.
  • Work in a manner that exceeds the requirements of the company’s policies, rules, systems and procedures, the IHSA Electrical Utility Safety Rules, the UWPC, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations.
  • Perform Standby Duty on a designated schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications & Requirements: 

  • Certification as a Journeyperson Electrical Operator through MEARIE.
  • Five years of experience in an Operator role within an Ontario-based LDC Control Room Environment.
  • Certification in UWPC with demonstrated experience creating complex issued work protection packages.
  • Demonstrated experience using SCADA, OMS and DMS to manage an electrical distribution system.
  • Knowledge of applicable Health and Safety legislation including OHSA, EUSA rules, etc.
  • Ability to work safely and independently with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must maintain a valid Class G drivers’ license. 

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume outlining qualifications, in confidence by 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2023 to:

Subject: System Control Operator 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please advise if any accommodations are required to process an application for the advertised position as per the Accessibility Act. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, all information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will only be used during the selection process for the subject posting.

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