Reporting to the Manager, Thermal Transmission & Distribution, the Power Lineperson is a key member of the Transmission and Distribution 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.
- Requires frequent travel to other areas including satellite plants in remote communities by small aircraft, vehicles, boats and helicopters is required. The time away from home may vary from a few days to several weeks.
- Includes periods of immediate “On-Call” situations.
Salary range is $40.11 to $48.75 per hour, plus location, & accommodation allowances of approximately $15,758 per annum. 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.
Please send resumes to:
Northwest Territories Power Corporation
#4 Capital Drive
Hay River NT X0E 1G2
Fax: (867) 874-5229
Please quote competition #: 24-NK-17
Closing date: November 3, 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.