Apprentice System Operator

Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
Waterloo, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: December 07, 2018


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Waterloo North Hydro (WNH) is a progressive electric distribution utility servicing the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich.  Our team of 125 dedicated employees strives to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to 57,000 customers across a large urban and rural service area spanning 672 square km.  Our focus is on service excellence from answering telephones to building, maintaining and operating the local power distribution system.

On a 24/7 basis, WNH’s System Operator is responsible to monitor, control and direct the efficient operation of the electrical distribution system; dispatch work crews; prepare and direct switching procedures and operations; prepare records and reports on the operation of the electrical distribution system; plan and prepare for system outages; provide hold-off's; co-ordinate system operations with the IESO, Hydro One and neighbouring utilities; communicate effectively with customers, other agencies and authorities.

We are inviting applications for a competent team player with the ability to maintain strong attention to detail, a good knowledge of electric power distribution equipment and circuit theory, and a clear interest in all aspects of operating a community’s electrical distribution system.  Interested candidates must apply in writing to express their interest in the position, outlining their education, experience and related qualifications.  The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

• High regard for personal and public safety in a team setting.
• Graduate of a three-year community college program in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent.
• C.E.T. designation is an asset.
• Advanced skills in the use of computer software applications including SCADA, OMS, FLISR, GIS, MS Office.
• Clear verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
• Ability to remain calm and thoughtful in a high-stress environment.
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
• Proven ability to work effectively and safely both individually and in a team environment.
• Valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license and excellent driving record.
• Willing to work rotating 12.25 hour shifts on a 24/7/365 shift schedule.

The successful candidate must enroll and successfully complete the MEARIE (EDA) Journeyperson Electrical Operator certification program, by satisfying the hours and the training requirements for this designation.  As the individual’s skill level increases, he/she will be expected to fulfill all the requirements of the System Operator position.  The successful applicant will be required to live in a location that allows them to reliably respond to the WNH service centre within thirty (30) minutes.  This will ensure they are able to reliably get to our service centre in all weather conditions when needed to assist the staff in our Control Room during power distribution system emergencies.  The successful applicant will be assigned to work as part of the WNH Control Room team throughout the apprenticeship period and, with training, will be expected to monitor and remotely operate high voltage distribution system equipment. 

Please note that we are also accepting applications from qualified Journeyman System Operators.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence, by submitting a completed resume, stating education, and work experience, by Friday December 7, 2018 to:

Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
   (subject line:  Apprentice System Operator – E13)

We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

November 12, 2018

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