Powerline Technician


Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation
Sarnia, Ontario

Posted On: November 18, 2021

Powerline Technician

 

Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation is the founding member of the Bluewater Power Group of Companies, headquartered in Sarnia Ontario. A progressive local distribution company, Bluewater Power distributes power to over 35,000 customers in six Sarnia-Lambton communities. The Bluewater Power Group of Companies also includes the following independent market driven private Corporations: Electek Power Services Inc., Bluewater Power Services Corporation, Bluewater Power Renewable Energy Inc., and Bluewater Regional Networks Inc. 

This is a permanent, full-time, union position. 

Job Duties:

  • Builds and maintains all aspects of Bluewater Power’s distribution electrical network.
  • Build, maintain, troubleshoot and repair lines, poles and other equipment, such as transformers, regulators, insulators, meters and substation facilities.
  • Capable of working long hours under difficult conditions to restore power to customers.
  • Work with aerial lifts (“bucket trucks”), radial boom derricks, trench diggers, large trucks and trailers.
  • Work with high-voltage electrical power, in all kinds of terrain and at heights up to 35 metres. 

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of the Powerline Technician Program from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Enrolled in the MEARIE or IHSA Journeyman Powerline Technician Certification Program and is working towards obtaining certification or have an Interprovincial Red Seal Certification
  • Experience in the electrical field or completion of electrical courses would be an asset.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a valid “AZ” Ontario driver’s license.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that includes heavy lifting, stretching and pulling, climbing, working at heights and working in extreme weather conditions, year round. Applicant may be required to pass a medical examination.
  • Must be willing and available (once fully qualified) to perform regular stand by duty and emergency call-outs as needed.
  • Must reside within required residency restrictions within a specified period of time.
  • Willingness and ability to understand and abide by all Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Must have an excellent safety record and continually demonstrate safe working habits and mechanical aptitude
  • Effective communication skills to successfully interact with customers and peers
  • Ability to work effectively and safely in a team environment and follow instructions from supervisor and peers
  • Ability to use sound judgment, is flexible and responsible and able to demonstrate focus and attention to detail
  • Occasional travel may be required. 

Interested, qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume detailing their experience and accomplishments by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to: 

Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation

Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 2140, 855 Confederation Street

Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7L6

Email: resumes@bluewaterpower.com

Include in the subject line: Powerline Technician 

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Power, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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