Journeyperson Lineman

Lakefront Utility Services
Cobourg, Ontario

Posted On: August 30, 2021
Last Day to Apply: September 17, 2021



Journeyperson Lineman

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is currently searching for a highly motivated, results-oriented individual for the position of Journeyperson Lineman. Reporting to the Manager Electric Distribution, this position will be primarily responsible for utilizing safe work practices and procedures in the construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems up to 44 kV. 

Overall Responsibilities

Construct, maintain and operate the overhead and underground electrical distribution system including:

  • Participate in job planning/tailboard conference
  • Set up work area protection
  • Perform Safe Work Practices of approved line work techniques such as rubber glove, bare hand, and live line tools techniques
  • Install, maintain and operate system components such as pole, wires, guying, switches, switchgear, transformers, metering, cables, splices, terminations, and components at substations on ground, aloft and/or within confined spaces
  • Utilize and operate motorized vehicles and equipment such as trucks, radial boom derricks, aerial devices, portable generators, power saws, and drills in a safe manner
  • Perform pre-trip vehicle inspections
  • Maintain an excellent safety and attendance record
  • Must live within 25 minutes of the garage at 25 Ewart Street, Cobourg to respond to system and customer power outages for on-call duties, stand-by, and emergency call-out as needed
  • Complete inspections of newly installed or modified distribution plant in accordance with Reg 22/04 and Construction Verification Program, including completing the Record of Inspection and Inspection Certificates
  • Perform tree trimming as required
  • Responsible for a working knowledge and understanding of appropriate safety legislation, company policies and procedures, and safe work practices. Report any unsafe conditions or observed unsafe work practices. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or recognized equivalent
  • Journeyperson Powerline Technician Certificate or equivalent
  • Physically fit to perform position responsibilities and ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate all equipment associated with the trade 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of line-work practices, procedures, and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to work from electronic work orders, specifications, standards, and instructions, able to interpret prints, sketches and diagrams
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate laptop computers and computer-based tools and technology
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with coworkers and members of the public to achieve positive outcomes for the company
  • Possess good knowledge of industry regulations, the Electrical Utility Safety Rules, the Utility Work Protection Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and related Construction and Industrial Regulations
  • Requires current Standard First Aid, CPR, and WHMIS training
  • Requires a valid Ontario Driver’s License with “DZ” designation and an excellent driving record
  • Strong understanding of ESA rules and regulations as applicable to the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.

This is a union position and salary is commensurate with the company’s Collective Agreement. We offer an excellent working environment, benefit package, pension plan and opportunities for development. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. September 17th , 2021 to the attention of Human Resources, 207 Division Street, PO Box 577, Cobourg, ON K9A 4L3 or by email to 

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended. LUSI is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and community we serve. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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