APPRENTICE/JOURNEYMAN – POWERLINE TECHNICIAN


Niagara-On-The-Lake Hydro Inc.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Posted On: October 01, 2021
Last Day to Apply: October 15, 2021

APPRENTICE/JOURNEYMAN – POWERLINE TECHNICIAN

Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) Hydro has an immediate opening for one (1) Apprentice/Journeyman Powerline Technician in its Operations Department. 

NOTL Hydro is the regulated electricity distributor for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake serving over 10,000 residential and commercial customers. In addition to having some of the lowest rates in the Niagara Region, NOTL Hydro strives to provide excellent customer service, develop and maintain an electrical distribution system that can meet the changing needs of our customers and provide a fair return to our municipal owner. 

The successful candidate will report to the Operations Supervisor and work under the direction of Lead-Hands. The candidate can expect to work in an environment in which he/she has regular interaction with all other employees of the company and thus have exposure to all facets of the business. You will work on a line crew doing service work, construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems (up to and including 27.6kV). The successful candidate will be placed on an on-call rotation responding to service calls during after-hour periods, consistent with Article 10 of the collective agreement between the Company and bargaining unit. 

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Certification as a Powerline Technician Apprentice/Journeyman or equivalent, accredited to work in Ontario
  • Valid class DZ Ontario Driver’s Licence and a clean abstract
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Minimum of Grade 12
  • Competent in the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the overhead and underground electrical distribution system
  • Ability to read and interpret distribution system construction drawings and supporting documents.
  • Must have a good safety record, demonstrated safe work habits and mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledgeable and competent with IHSA’s EUS Safety Rules, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario Reg. 22/04 Electrical Distribution Safety, OTM Book 7 Temporary Conditions, Utility Work Protection Code, WHMIS, CPR, First Aid and all other applicable legislation
  • Proven ability to work effectively and safely in a team setting and follow instructions by peers
  • Must have good communication skills both orally and written, including ability to maintain good logs and other records
  • Good knowledge of computer applications
  • Good interpersonal skills especially dealing with customers
  • Excellent physical condition to perform all tasks associated with work in all outdoor elements, with the ability to climb and work confidently at heights of up to 60 feet (working at heights training an asset) 

This is a full-time position located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is a unionized position and includes compensation and benefits in accordance with the Collective Agreement. We offer an excellent work environment, competitive wage and benefit packages, a pension plan and an opportunity to be part of the community. 

All potential new hires at Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro must show proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they commence work. 

Qualified candidates are invited to send a detailed resume by Friday, 15 October, 2021 to the attention of:

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro

Attn: Operations Supervisor

8 Henegan Rd,

Virgil, ON L0S 1T0

 

Or by:

Email: careers@notlhydro.com

Fax: 905-468-3861

 

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

NOTLH is an equal opportunity employer. 

             

 

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