Engineering Technician

Orangeville Hydro Ltd.
Orangeville, Ontario

Posted On: November 12, 2021
Last Day to Apply: November 25, 2021


Job Vacancy - Engineering Technician


About Orangeville Hydro

Orangeville Hydro is a local distribution company that provides electricity to approximately 12,500 homes and businesses within Orangeville and Grand Valley, as well as bills customers for water and sewer services on behalf of the Town of Orangeville and the Town of Grand Valley. Orangeville Hydro is a diversified Local Distribution Company that installs and maintains a wide range of services in both overheard and underground. We also pride ourselves in our highly skilled workforce and well-maintained equipment. Furthermore, our customer relationships are built and maintained through safety, quality workmanship, training, and good customer service.

As the successful candidate you will be reporting to the Manager of Operations & Engineering to support the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the electrical distribution system. You will be directly involved in the design, planning, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution system. This position plays a key role in the technical and financial planning of distribution, station, and metering assets. 

Primary Duties/ Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist in the design and planning of the overhead and underground distribution systems
  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts, estimates and budgets associated with all capital, maintenance, and customer demand projects
  • Monitor system health including inspection reports, outage data, power quality data, and feeder loading
  • Provide specifications or order transformers for developments
  • Monitor and maintain advanced metering infrastructure and advanced distribution equipment
  • Complete short-term and long-term load forecasting and system design to accommodate growth
  • Assist in the preparation of planning documents including Asset Management Plan, Embedded Generation Plan, Capital Plan and Distribution System Plan
  • Prepare and present technical summaries and status reports to management
  • Update and maintain asset and easement records within GIS as well as inventory records in Microsoft Access
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with legislation and industry standards
  • Produce written job instructions/work orders for capital and maintenance projects
  • Provide technical advice and support to other departments as well as provide technical customer service regarding power quality issues, meter disputes, conservation programs, loading inquiries, and billing issues
  • In an emergency and staff shortages, provide field assistance under the direction of the Working Foreman or on call lines staff
  • Visit and inspect jobsites as required as well as complete field inspections of assets
  • Liaise and coordinate projects with various departments, third parties, customers, and stakeholders 
  • Adhere to all Occupational Health & Safety Act rules and regulations, as well as Orangeville Hydro’s Policies and Procedures
  • Effectively manage your time by prioritizing urgent tasks
  • Assist the Engineering department and other departments with other duties as required 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist Diploma, or a graduate from a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with OACETT for C.Tech or CET designation.
  • Experience within the electrical distribution sector would be considered an asset including overhead and underground construction, industrial and commercial services, joint use, metering, and information technology systems
  • Strong knowledge of applicable standards, regulations, common utility procedures and policies as they relate to the distribution system
  • Strong knowledge and experience to operate and maintain operating systems and computer software including GIS, Microstation and SCADA would be an asset (AutoCAD Map 3D, SPIDAcalc, Microsoft Office including Access and Excel)
  • A good understanding of safety procedures and electrical hazards related to the electrical industry
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing (DZ license would be considered an asset). 

The successful applicant must possess a strong work ethic, multi faceted and a desire to be part of an organization that is team focused and community oriented. 

Orangeville Hydro Limited offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by November 25, 2021, to: 

Human Resources, Orangeville Hydro Limited

400 C Line, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3Z8 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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