Journeyman Powerline Maintainer

Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
Waterloo, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: April 08, 2021


Waterloo North Hydro Inc.

requires a


 Journeyman Powerline Maintainer


Waterloo North Hydro Inc. (WNH) is a progressive electric distribution utility servicing the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich. Our impressive team of dedicated employees strive to provide a safe, reliable supply of electricity to over 58,000 customers across a large urban and rural service area spanning 683 square kilometres. Our mission is to be of service to our customers by delivering electricity to homes and businesses in our communities – safely, reliably, 24/7. 

Position Summary:

This union position is responsible for the efficient and safe construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of the overhead and underground distribution system.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required: 


  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic MS Office Skills and use of Corporate Software
  • Basic time management and planning skills with the ability to multitask and adopt to changing industry standards
  • Able to deal with fellow employees and customers in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Advanced problem solving, critical thinking and trouble shooting skills within differing situations
  • Ability to participate in on call rotation
  • Physically able to work on distribution equipment and heavy equipment in an all environments
  • Ability to work in proximity to high voltage energized equipment
  • Intermediate ability to interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, sketches and engineering drawings


  • Trade Certificate as a Powerline Technician/Maintainer
  • College Diploma in a Powerline Technician Program or equivalent industry experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of distribution system equipment and operation
  • Intermediate knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements as it relates to individual, organizational and operational requirements
  • Intermediate knowledge of E&USA Rules, USF Standards and the ESA Distribution Safety Regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical trade tools, measurement and test equipment and their operation
  • Advanced knowledge of Utility Work Protection Code
  • Accept the duties of Acting Supervisor when required


  • 4 years’ related experience
  • Valid Class “A” driver’s licence with Z endorsement 


  • Construct, maintain and troubleshoot underground and overhead electrical distribution system.
  • Perform safe work on live voltages utilizing appropriate techniques and procedures to minimize outages.
  • Ensure personal safety, the safety of co-workers and members of the public through proper use of safety procedures and working in compliance with regulatory requirements and procedures.
  • Install underground cables, complete splicing and make cable terminations.
  • Respond to planned or unplanned calls to assess, troubleshoot and repair distribution equipment.
  • Clean and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Interpret work instructions for construction and sign off for compliance
  • Operate heavy equipment including radial boom derricks, bucket trucks, crane trucks and tension stringing machines.
  • Performs switching, maintenance, verification and testing of isolated or energized distribution equipment 

Second, Third or Fourth Year Powerline Maintainer Apprentices Will Be Considered 

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence, by submitting a completed resume and cover letter by 9:00am April 8th by visiting our website 

We are Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant workplace. You can be confident that our recruitment and hiring processes will be modified to accommodate disabilities, if requested.

March 30, 2021

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