• Apprentice Power Lineperson

    Job Locations CA-NT-Inuvik
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 6:09 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Thermal Operations
    Accommodation Allowance
    Location Allowance
    Inuvik: $11,558.00
    Regular Full-Time
    CAD $25.27/Hr.
    Relocation Assistance
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Participates as a member of the Thermal Division and performs Apprentice duties of Journeyperson level work in the construction and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution systems, including substations underground and streetlight systems.


    • Restores transmission and distribution systems when there is a power disturbance, failure, or storm damage by locating the source of the problem, replacing and /or repairing defective power lines and accessories.
    • Completes pole and conductor replacements on distribution or transmission systems throughout the NWT Power Corporation. (120v to 115KV)
    • Calculates transformer, conductor and fuse sizes for various distribution system upgrades. Includes feeder and phase balancing.
    • Completes customer service meter readings and installs single phase and poly phase metering.
    • Constructs single phase and three phase transmission and distribution lines (5KV to 115KV). Includes installation of three phase transformer banks.
    • Performs routine line and substation maintenance and inspections.
    • Performs hot stick work on 5 KV to 115 KV lines from wood and steel structures. Uses hot-line and live-line maintenance techniques and procedures for 5KV – 25KV.
    • Monitors material, equipment and related costs used on various work orders on a daily and weekly basis. Completes all paper work in a timely manner.
    • Works with and assists other trades and contractors and provides guidance and training to apprentice power linepersons, casuals and/or helpers as required.


    • High School Diploma with a minimum grade of 70% in each of the following courses: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 or a passing mark of 70% or higher on the Trades Entrance Exam #5. Some related experience required. Transcript must be include with your application.
    • Team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Good planning, organizational and communications skills.
    • Eligible for a valid NT Class 5 driver’s license.
    • Must undergo a successful criminal background check.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes Health and Dental Benefits, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance, paid Sick Days and a Defined Pension Plan.  


    Affirmative Action Employer - Affirmative Action candidates must clearly identify eligibility status in order to receive priority consideration.

    We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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