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Hydro Plant Operator - 2 Year Term - Yellowknife, NT

Closing Date: Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Reporting to the Manager, Plant Operations, 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. 


  • 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 with coursework in Power Engineering, along with a minimum of 3 years of related experience. Electrical or Mechanical discipline preferred.
  • Ability to interpret drawings, read blueprints, diagrams and specifications of mechanical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills and an ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license. 
  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Background Check.

Working Conditions:

  • Working environment is primarily a powerhouse setting (hydro & diesel) that contains high noise and vibration. May be required to work outside on auxiliary equipment and as a result may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
  • Involves a rotation shift schedule that requires working at any hour including weekends and statutory holidays, as well this includes periods of immediate on call situations. May include certain periods of isolation.
  • May require travel in vehicles or light aircraft between Yellowknife, Snare and outlying communities.
  • May be required to work at heights and confined spaces.

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 which includes defined benefits pension plan.  Note:  This is a 2 year 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 #: 20-YK-17
Closing Date: August 2, 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


Yellowknife, 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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