Burlington Hydro Inc.
Burlington, Ontario

Posted On: September 28, 2021
Last Day to Apply: October 28, 2021



This position reports to a Line Supervisor, who in turn reports to the Director of Operations. While in this position you will work towards position objectives at ever increasing levels of responsibility relative to your training and experience. While in this position, the successful candidate must enroll and work towards the completion of the MEARIE Powerline Technician certification program by satisfying the hours and training requirements for certification. As his/her individual skill level improves they will work towards the following objectives based on the Supervisor’s direction. Once certified, the incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, and construction of overhead and underground distribution lines. The candidate will become part of a crew who construct, repair, maintain and perform live line work on overhead/underground electrical distribution lines at voltages of up to 27.6 kV. 

The successful candidate will perform emergency call-out and on call duties, and work under emergency conditions, with the willingness and ability to respond and be on the work site within one hour of receiving the call. Candidates will be required to comply and be familiar with Company work practices and standards, operating rules and regulations, as well as all pertinent OHSA regulations. 


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma – OSSD or recognized equivalent
  • The MEARIE Group Journeyperson Power Line Technician Certificate or recognized equivalent (Apprentices may be taken into consideration)
  • The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Power Line Technician Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Full certification in the Ontario Utility Work Protection Code (or willing and able to acquire within six months and maintain)
  • Valid Ontario Drivers’ Licence, Class ‘AZ’ (or willing and able to obtain within 6 months); with an excellent driving record and a clean abstract
  • Working knowledge of the Electrical Utility Safety Rules and industry safe work practices
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and pertinent Regulations
  • Demonstrated work experience in the safe performance of all aspects of electrical overhead and underground distribution system work, up to and including 27.6kV
  • Demonstrated experience in the safe operation of all equipment and vehicles related to electrical utility work
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills; a good work ethic with a positive approach to work and coworkers; energetic and motivated with an excellent attendance record
  • Perform regular emergency call-out and on-call duties
  • Respond to a trouble call; onsite within one hour of receiving the call
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR/AED
  • A level of physical fitness essential to do the work including the ability to climb and work confidently at heights; and the willingness and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Ontario Certification as a Hoisting Engineer - Mobile 2 is an asset

This is a full-time unionized position located in Burlington. We offer an excellent working environment, competitive compensation, and benefit packages, including a pension plan and an opportunity to make a difference in our community.


Burlington Hydro and its employees are committed to delivering safe, efficient, and reliable electricity to the municipality of Burlington, serving approximately 68,000 residential and commercial customers. Burlington Hydro’s strategic focus is on achieving excellence and continuous improvement across all aspects of its business including employee and community safety; operational efficiency and reliability; responsive customer service; and conservation programs. The company is committed to maintaining a strong asset base through responsible financial management, system renewal and innovation to assure the availability of electricity supply to meet customer needs and growth. 

Burlington Hydro maintains 32 substations and almost 1,600 kilometers of medium voltage distribution lines to deliver electricity. The company is wholly owned by the City of Burlington. 


Qualified applicants are invited to apply, in confidence, by submitting a cover letter and resume by email addressed to: (please note ‘Powerline Technician’ in the subject line).

Written testing will form part of the interview process.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Burlington Hydro Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process for the position to which you have applied and require a disability-related accommodation, please notify the Human Resources Department. 

We thank you in advance for applying but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.   

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