Algoma Power Inc. is an electric distribution company that serves approximately 12,000 customers in the district of Algoma with over more than 1,800 kilometers of distribution lines in an area that covers approximately 14,200 square kilometers. Algoma Power Inc. is a subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) which is headquartered in Fort Erie and has operations in electricity transmission and distribution primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the district of Algoma. FortisOntario is the only investor-owned electric distribution utility in Ontario and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (“Fortis”). Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. Algoma Power Inc. currently has an exciting and challenging opportunity working out of our Desbarats Work Centre location for the position of:
LINE TRADE TECHNICIAN - TEMPORARY (up to 8-month contract)
Under the general direction of the Supervisor, or delegate, the Line Trade Technician will be responsible to perform work required to construct, repair and/or maintain the distribution system as well as patrols and inspections as required, emergency repairs, response to customer needs and attending unplanned outages.
The Line Trade Technician will ensure all work assigned is performed efficiently and will have a high regard for health, safety and the environment; ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, policies, procedures and standards. The candidate must be capable of identifying workplace hazards and be able to utilize all reasonable barriers to ensure safe work performance.
The ideal candidate will have following qualifications:
Certified as a Journeyperson Powerline Technician (certified to work in Ontario) under an industry standard Powerline Training Program
Must possess and maintain a valid Class “A” or “D” Ontario Driver’s License with a Class “Z” endorsement and a clean driver’s abstract
Must be able to fulfill ‘on-call’ responsibilities if requested
Must be able to perform the essential duties in all weather conditions
Excellent working knowledge of all applicable Provincial Safety Regulations, Provincial Environmental Regulations, IHSA Electrical and Utility Safety Rules and Safe Practice Guides
Demonstrate safe work practices
Current certification in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS
Ability to read and interpret documentation pertinent to the work (i.e. instructions, prints, drawings, sketches, operating diagrams, work protection documents, etc.)
Excellent communication and report writing skills
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and industry partners
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is an asset
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume outlining their education, experience and related qualifications through the Career Opportunities Page on www.algomapower.com by 4PM May 20, 2022
We thank all respondents but we will only contact those selected for an interview.
Algoma Power Inc. is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will provide accommodation when requested
Algoma Power Inc. is an inclusive employer and committed to Accessibility
Algoma Power Inc., a FortisOntario Company, is 100% Canadian-owned and a proud member of the Fortis Inc. group of companies. www.algomapower.com