• Powerline Person

    Job Locations CA-NT-Fort Simpson
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 6:09 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Thermal Operations
    Accommodation Allowance
    Location Allowance
    Fort Simpson: $5,934.00
    Regular Full-Time
    CAD $48.75/Hr.
    CAD $40.11/Hr.
    Relocation Assistance
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Manager, Thermal Transmission & Distribution, the Power Lineperson is a key member of the Thermal Division team that performs Journeyperson level work in the construction and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution systems, including substations underground and streetlight systems.  


    • Construct and maintain transmission and distribution lines (5kv to 138 kv), single phase and three phase, including the installation of transformers, poles, conductor and street lights.
    • Troubleshoot and repair transmission and distribution line systems throughout the Northwest Territories.
    • Perform routine customer service meter reading; install and remove single phase and polyphase meters.

    • Select proper size transformers, conductors and fuses for various distribution system upgrades and repairs, and perform feeder and phase balancing.

    • Maintain substations and be familiar with test procedures on power transformers, breakers, metering tasks, high voltage cables and switches, voltage regulators i.e. ratio tests, capacitance/dissipation factor testing, DC HYPOT testing.


    • Journeyman Power Lineperson Certification, with an Interprovincial Red Seal.
    • Minimum 5 years of directly related experience in the installation and maintenance of power distribution line systems required.

    • Knowledge & the ability to assist in the use of specialized equipment and be familiar with test procedures on power transformers, breakers, metering tanks, high voltage cables and switches, voltage regulators (i.e. ratio tests, capacitance /dissipation factor testing, DC HYPOT testing).

    • Ability to read and work off blueprints, as well as interpret drawings, diagrams, and specifications of a variety of types of electrical equipment, including manufacturer's manuals and parts books.

    • Team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    • Good planning, organizational and communication skills.

    • Class 1 driver’s license with air brake endorsement.
    • 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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