Field Supervisor, Health & Safety

Oshawa Puc Networks Inc.
Oshawa, Ontario

Posted On: October 14, 2020
Last Day to Apply: November 14, 2020

Field Supervisor, Health & Safety


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 Director, Human Resources, the Field Supervisor, Health & Safety will promote and enforce a safe work culture by providing leadership, support and field expertise to resolve health and safety concerns identified through work observations, workplace inspections, audits, incident investigations, and employee concerns. This position is also responsible for the coordination of all fleet and facilities management tasks, providing operational support to internal users within the principles of time, cost and quality of service.



  • Manage and implement improvements to the work site safety audit program; conduct safety audits; ensure PPE is worn and that corporate policies and safe working practices are followed
  • Conduct and report on regular work observations and on-site meetings with field staff and contractors
  • Act as point of contact for workplace investigations, auditing, and reporting
  • Track and review workplace incidents and investigations; promote incident reporting; help determine corrective actions; work toward preventing all workplace injuries and accidents
  • Assist and support the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC);
  • Ensure adequate handling and storage of materials, chemicals, gases and fuels
  • Assist managers with addressing and resolving employee safety concerns and work refusals
  • Develop and establish a contractor management program; define criteria for qualification; track and audit performance; issue notices of infractions
  • Maintain good working relationships with all key contractors including orientation, compliance, and on-site visits
  • Assist management with the investigation and root cause analysis of workplace incidents and accidents; ensure regulatory compliance; file mandatory reports; help determine corrective action and conduct incident debriefings
  • Audit equipment calibration & re-certifications, fire protection maintenance and first aid kit replenishment; assist in the registration of equipment with applicable regulators as required
  • Provide input to assist in the development of safety meeting content

Fleet & Facilities

  • Manage fleet assets and service contracts, ensuring compliance with regulations and fleet asset availability and efficient deployment of fleet assets over the entire asset lifecycle from procurement through to disposal
  • Manage building services contracts ensuring compliance with all regulations and efficient operations

In order to be successful in this position the candidate will require a combination of problem-solving capabilities, willingness/desire to learn and the ability to develop/maintain relationships with all levels of the organization.


To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Certified electrical utilities industry tradesperson with a minimum 5 years’ experience at the Journeyperson level.
  • Demonstrated experience (job planning, work observations, hazard identification, accident investigation, regulatory compliance, safe work practices, equipment operation) and general knowledge of operations in an electrical utility or construction environment
  • Thorough knowledge of industry rules and regulations, including: Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Utility Work Protection Code (UWPC), Electrical Utilities Safety Rules for Ontario (EUSR), Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), Ministry of Labour (MOL), Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust in a team environment
  • Ability to prepare reports, conduct investigations, and liaise with regulators
  • Must possess and obtain a valid DZ or AZ license with a clean abstract


Commensurate with experience


Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume including work experience, education and references by email to:

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 due to a disability, please email Oshawa Power will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

October 14, 2020

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