Journeyman Lineman - City of Grand Forks

City of Grand Forks

City of Grand Forks

Journeyman Lineman


The City of Grand Forks is seeking an individual for the position of Journeyman Lineman. This position is full-time and offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits.
Situated at the confluence of the Kettle and Granby Rivers in the southern interior, Grand Forks is known for its Okanagan weather and Kootenay lifestyle. We are a small community of friendly yet engaged citizens situated in a sunny river valley surrounded by mountains and lakes. There are opportunities for a diverse range of winter and summer outdoor recreation opportunities. From a small kid- friendly ski hill and accessible bike trails, to extreme downhill biking, sledding, and backcountry adventure. Enjoy the food security delivered by the growing agricultural sector in the valley or the warmest tree-lined lake in Canada. We’ve got the weather, we’ve got the food, we’ve got the fun. What are you waiting for!
Corporation of the City of Grand Forks
PO Box 220
7217-4th Street
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
The City of Grand Forks – Job Posting
Position Title: Journeyman Lineman
Department: Utilities
Position Type: Full Time, CUPE
Salary: $48.60/hour as per current collective agreement
The City of Grand Forks is seeking an individual for the position of Journeyman Lineman. This position is full-time and offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits.
Under the general direction of the Utilities Manager or designate and the immediate direction of the Electrical Distribution Coordinator, the Journeyman Lineman is generally responsible for the repair and upkeep of the City’s electrical distribution systems.
The City of Grand Forks is one of five municipalities in British Columbia that operates their own electrical distribution system.
The preferred candidate will possess the following education and competencies:

  • High School Graduation.
  • Journeyman Lineman Certificate and Interprovincial Red Seal or equivalent,
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in hotline procedures,
  • Current training in relevant safety courses, including WHMIS, First Aid, etc.
  • Minimum Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence with Air Brake endorsement (Driver’s Abstract will be required).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the electrical components of the City’s sewer and water utility systems.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and generate accurate records.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, outside agencies and members of the public. Must possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team in a safe and efficient manner, fostering good cooperation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to operate or utilize the tools, equipment, materials, and techniques necessary for the position.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including ability to use relevant City software program(s).

The City of Grand Forks is currently a pioneer in flood recovery and flood mitigation initiatives, with over $50m being invested in the community over the next 5 years through a partnership with the Federal and Provincial Governments. If you are looking for a new and innovative opportunity, send us your resume.
This is a Union position, subject to all Sections of the CUPE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Using the subject line “Journeyman Lineman”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Justin Dinsdale, Utilities Manager, City of Grand Forks, 7217-4th Street (PO Box 220), Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0, or by e-mail:
Cover letters and detailed resumes, including references, will be accepted until 2:00 pm on Monday, February 7, 2022.
The City of Grand Forks appreciates the interest and effort of all applicants in applying for this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Grand Forks
Location: Grand Forks, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations, Electrical/Electronic Services
Posted: January 14, 2022, 11:43 am
Expires: February 7, 2022, 2:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $48.60 Hour

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