Reporting to a Line Supervisor, the successful candidate will be enrolled in the MEARIE Powerline Technician program and must work toward the completion of the program by satisfying the hours and training requirements for certification. As his/her individual experience and skill level improves he/she will work toward position objectives at ever increasing levels of responsibility, based on the Supervisor’s direction.
Position objectives include but are not limited to the following:
Become familiar with and work in compliance to all safe work practices, rules and regulations as set out by Burlington Hydro Inc., the MOL and IHSA, among others.
Perform in a safe and efficient manner all line construction and maintenance work in connection with underground and overhead power distribution systems operating at voltage levels up to and including 27,600 volts phase to phase.
Be capable of operating all machinery, equipment and tools used in the performance of the work; this includes but is not limited to various aerial devices and radial boom derricks, a variety of power tools, chain saws and a variety of hand tools.
An Apprentice candidate must be willing and able to successfully complete the MEARIE Powerline Technician training program.
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Secondary School Graduation Diploma – OSSGD or equivalent
Successful completion of the 2 year Powerline Technician Co-op program, or equivalent
Willingness and ability to complete all requirements of the MEARIE Power Line Technician program
Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills, including reading comprehension
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.
Possess and maintain 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.
Willingness and ability to eventually perform regular emergency call-out and on call duties, and work under emergency conditions, with the willingness and ability to respond to a call-out and be on the work site within one hour of receiving the call.
Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Drivers’ License with a clean abstract; Class AZ or ARZ preferred; DZ acceptable with ability to obtain the ARZ within 12 months
Current First aid/CPR/AED certification a definite asset
This is a full time position located in Burlington. This is a unionized position and includes compensation and benefits in accordance with the Collective Agreement. We offer an excellent working environment, competitive compensation and benefit packages, a pension plan and an opportunity to make a difference in our community.
More about Burlington Hydro
Burlington Hydro and its employees are committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to the municipality of Burlington, serving approximately 66,700 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.
Burlington Hydro Inc. is committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.
We thank you in advance for applying but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.