Journeyperson Power Line Technician - City of New Westminster

City of New Westminster

Journeyperson Power Line Technician

Competition #22-02
DEPARTMENT: Electric Utility
STATUS: Full Time
UNION: IBEW Local 213
HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week (8:00am to 4:00pm daily)
SALARY: $46.28 per hour +10% Temporary Market Adjustment = $50.91 per hour
Our Electric Utility is seeking an experienced Power Line Technician and/or a 3rd or 4th year Apprentice to join our dedicated and hardworking team of professionals. You will become part of a crew who construct, repair and maintain electrical distribution lines on poles, towers, structures and underground electrical distribution lines and cables. Your duties will include erecting and maintaining wood pole structures; patrolling circuits; emergency repairs; repairing street lights; installing and splicing underground cables, conductors and related wiring; connecting and disconnecting transformers; installing and maintaining switch gears; installing revenue meters; responding to customer interruptions and complaints; and performing related duties as required.
If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!

  • Red Seal Certification as a Journeyperson Power Line Technician to work in British Columbia and/or currently in a 3rd or 4th year Apprenticeship program;
  • Completion of Grade 12 high school education;
  • Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a satisfactory driving record;
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a satisfactory Police Information Check (PIC);
  • Good mechanical and trades aptitude;
  • Fully familiar with substation power distribution;
  • Ability to splice and terminate underground cables;
  • Skilled in the use of the materials, tools and equipment used in line work;
  • Ability to follow safety regulations and safely operate a variety of tools and equipment required for the work, such as hand tools, chainsaws, chain and strap hoists, etc;
  • Physically capable of performing all aspects of the work including climbing various structures and heavy lifting as required; and ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to complete logs and other records, such as pre-trip inspections;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and adapt to changing tasks and locations;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective liaison and working relationships and to employ good service excellence principles;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume in one document quoting the competition number, by January 21, 2022 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e- mail to using the following format in the subject line: LAST NAME First Name #22-02
To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.
New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Electrical/Electronic Services
Posted: January 4, 2022, 2:43 pm
Expires: January 21, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $46.28 to $50.91 Hour

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