POWERLINE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE


Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
Newmarket, Ontario

Posted On: July 16, 2021
Last Day to Apply: July 30, 2021

POWERLINE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

JOB ID: OP-21-110

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. (NT Power) delivers power with pride to almost 50,000 customers within the Town of Newmarket, Town of Midland and Tay Township. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, NT Power has an additional office in Midland, Ontario, which is approximately one hour north of Newmarket along the shores of Georgian Bay. 

We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated Power Technician Apprentice to join our team at our head office in Newmarket while also responsible for activities in Midland and Tay. Our Powerline Technician Apprentice will work with the line crew in the construction and maintenance of the overhead and underground lines in the NT Power utilities distribution system and under the direct supervision of a Powerline Technician Journeyperson, within the context of the training requirements of the Province of Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program. The successful candidate will be required to enroll in and work towards the completion of MEARIE Line School.

Although the qualifications below would be nice to have, we believe our greatest asset is our employees, their ability to learn, and their cultural fit to the future direction of this organization. We strive to be an independent, industry leading LDC committed to our customers changing needs. If you think you would excel in a growing, high paced and independently directed position, this opportunity is perfect for you. 

Compensation and benefits are as per the Collective Agreement

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Power Distribution Construction and Maintenance
  2. Learns how to construct and maintain overhead and underground distribution lines by:
    • terminating high and low voltage cables
    • connecting new services and installing new meters
    • repairing underground faults
    • trimming trees and clearing lines where necessary
  3. Assists in the installation of poles and associated hardware for the construction of powerlines
  4. Assists in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment such as padmount transformers, switch gear, etc.
  5. Maintain vehicles and equipment in good working order
  6. Reports unsafe practices to supervisor 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary Powerline Technician Diploma or equivalent
  • Attend and complete MEARIE Line School (4 years of school and 8,000 hours on the job)
  • Must have a Valid Ontario Class DZ Driver’s License. Class A vehicle license with Z endorsement is an asset.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to the safe work practices, including, but not limited to the following:
    • Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) Electrical Rule Book
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (OHSA)
    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
    • MTO Traffic Manual – Book 7
    • NT Power Emergency Guide and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills with team members, especially with customers
  • Must reside within 40 km of Newmarket Operating Centre (NOC), and be able to travel safely to the NOC within 20 minutes
  • Works with high voltage equipment
  • Climbs to and works at high heights
  • Works in all types of inclement weather, including extreme weather conditions, and in plant environments. Physical strength and agility to carry out key responsibilities, as assessed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in Ontario. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested applicants should submit a résumé in confidence with all applicable information to: recruitment@nmhydro.ca. Please place the position title and the job id number in the subject line of your email. 

We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Candidates are required to disclose NTP employees who are immediate family members when submitting their application. 

Successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal verification screening as a condition of employment. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS POSITION: BY 4 P.M., FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021. 

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our LDC community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance to: recruitment@nmhydro.ca.

 

July 16, 2021

 

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