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Canal Services Technician - Electrical (Internship)


Saint-Lambert, QC, CANADA

Skilled Trades and Labour

St Lawrence Seaway BDT



Location: St. Lambert
Province: Quebec (CA-QC)
Assignment : Permanent
# of openings : 1.00
Posting End Date : 11/28/2017


As part of our succession planning efforts and to meet our organisational needs, we are offering a unique training opportunity.


We invite all external candidates who possess the required qualifications and who are interested in participating in a paid training program in order to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills of the Canal Services Technician - Electrical job to apply directly online.


The duration of the training is about 18 months full-time and will lead its incumbent if qualified to a permanent status.


Reporting to the Supervisor, Canal Services Maintenance, the Canal Services Technician - Electrical executes the activities related to the passage of vessels through a structure and completes regular maintenance tasks and response to breakdowns.  As a member of the shift team, ensures the safe, secure and efficient transit of vessels by minimizing/eliminating disruptions to navigation and structure operations due to electrical faults by installing, repairing, maintaining, inspecting and troubleshooting electrical control systems, instrumentation and electronic apparatus.


  • Completes and records work orders related to maintenance and responds to breakdowns to minimize disruption to navigation;
  • Perform all activities related to the passage of vessels and structures including operating lock and bridge equipment, vessel mooring & monitoring and monitoring water levels;
  • Record and maintain transit data in electronic systems;
  • Performs all tasks related to general housekeeping and civil work of the lock areas;
  • Perform all activities related to security of the operational facilities in compliance with the applicable security requirements; and,
  • Applies safe work methods in compliance with corporate safety programs and applicable legislation.

Additional Skills

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Electrical-Testing Instruments
  • Electrical Diagrams and Blueprints
  • Cable and Wiring Practices
  • Proficiency in applicable computer programs and related office software
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in both official languages(QC).

Experience and knowledge

  • Possession of two to five years experience in an industrial environment maintaining controls and electrical equipment, especially in programmable logic controls and variable speed motor controls;
  • Good knowledge of soft starters/variable speed drives, ethernet, remote I/O and fiber optics communication methods and equipment;
  • Familiar with PLC programming (ladder and IEC languages) and operator workstation software.


  • High School Diploma and Apprenticeship Program or Equivalent
  • Diplôme d'études professionnelles - DEP (Québec) OR completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent


  • Provincial Certification of Qualification - Licensed Industrial Electrician (442A) in Ontario OR a Certificate of Qualification as a licensed Industrial Electrician (licence C) in Quebec
  • Completion of Canal Structures Operator training program
  • Radio Restricted Operators Certificate (Maritime)
  • Valid DZ (ON) or Class 3 (QC) driver's licence with an insurable driving record

Conditions of Employment

  • 40 hrs schedule
  • Ability to meet physical demands and safety sensitive requirements
  • Ability to meet the applicable security clearance from Transport Canada
  • Flexible schedule
  • 12hrs shift


  • Linguistic Second Language Testing = oral & written (intermediate level)
  • Electrician Technical Test (Written)



PROJECTED START DATE: January 8, 2018 

HOURS OF WORK: 40 per week


Pay Grade   : Class 2 to Class 7
Range (Min) : $25.54/hour
Range (Max): $39.03/hour


The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation endorses the principles of Employment Equity.


At the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, you're in the heart of the action! With our extensive marine transportation network, you will have the opportunity to expand your abilities and talents in an environment that embraces leading-edge technology, a strong business and customer focus, and a team dedicated to safety and environmental protection. Would you like to maximize your talents while building a rewarding career? The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation will give you that chance!

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Canal Services Technician - Electrical (Internship), ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY MANAGEMENT CORP, Saint-Lambert, QC, CANADA