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Hydro Plant Operator - 18 Month Term - Fort Smith, NT

Closing Date: Nov 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Under the general supervision and direction of the Manager, Operations & Maintenance, the Hydro Plant Operator is a key member of the Plant Operations Team that ensures the safe and efficient operation of the electrical generation units, plants and their respective auxiliary equipment at the Diesel/Hydro sites. 


  • Work safely and follow all safety procedures and policies. Wear all personal protective equipment.
  • Performs starts and stops for diesel engines and hydro turbines, and synchronizes and disconnects generators to and from the system buss manually or using Programmable Logic Computer (PLC).
  • Monitors and operates electrical generating units, hydro and diesel plants, and auxiliary equipment as per operational requirements to ensure units are running safely and without incident.
  • Performs and assists with preventative maintenance and overhauls on units, plant auxiliary equipment, transmission line and substations as per preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Works with System Control Operator to maintain plant operating efficiencies and water management.
  • Responsible for overall plant conditions and reporting any deficiencies.
  • Cleans and maintains building and grounds.


  • High School diploma plus a minimum 2 years of related mechanical or electrical experience.  Plant Operator training or a related Journeyperson certificate considered an asset.
  • Experience with heavy equipment. Compound; road & runway must be kept cleaned of snow for Safety reasons.
  • Ability to interpret drawings, read blueprints, diagrams and specifications of mechanical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books.
  • Good planning, organizational and communications skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and participate as a member of a team.
  • Eligible for a NWT Class 5 driver’s licence with airbrake endorsement.
  • Must maintain a PAL (Possession Acquisition Licence) for firearms at the Taltson Hydro site.
  • Must undergo a successful criminal background check.

Working Conditions:

  • Works normally in a powerhouse environment with operational diesel engines, which requires the appropriate protective equipment.
  • Position often involves working in small crews as well as one week alone at the Hydro site.
  • Noisy environment.

Salary range is $37.15 to $45.14 per hour, plus location, & accommodation allowances of approximately $8,592 per annum. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a defined benefits pension plan. Note:  This is an 18 month term position. 

Please send resumes to:
Human Resources
Northwest Territories Power Corporation
#4 Capital Drive
Hay River NT X0E 1G2
Fax: (867) 874-5229
Please quote competition #: 31-SM-17
Closing Date: November 28, 2017 at 5:00pm (MT)

Affirmative Action Employer - 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.


Fort Smith, Northwest Territories Canada

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Apply to:

Human Resources
Northwest Territories Power Corporation

4 Capital Drive
Hay River NT  XOE 1G2

Fax: (867) 874‐5229

Affirmative Action Employer

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Program.

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

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