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Job Posting: Powerline Technician


Hydro One and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) require individuals to work as Powerline Technician Apprentices through the Hydro One /PWU Joint Line Training Committee (JLTC). The JLTC is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an apprenticeship training program as provided in Appendix “A” between Hydro One and the PWU.


Job Title:                                          Powerline Technician Apprentice

Location:                                          Throughout the Province

Status:                                              PWU Hiring Hall

Educational Requirements:    Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Mathematics (or equivalents)

Deadline to Apply:                      September 30, 2016

Wages (starting):                        $23.37 (plus Vacation & Statutory Holiday Pay, Retirement Plan & Benefits)

Job Overview:

At Hydro One, Powerline Technicians serve an apprenticeship to become a certified Powerline Technician. As a Powerline Technician apprentice, you are enrolled in and are expected to complete the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Powerline Technician apprenticeship.

As a member of the Hydro One/PWU Team, Powerline Technicians construct, operate and maintain transmission and distribution lines.  Their primary duty is to maintain power service to Hydro One customers.

A Powerline Technician is capable of erecting towers, poles and structures for power lines. They install and maintain overhead, underground and submarine conductors as well as associated equipment including transformers, regulators, reclosures, sectionalizers, capacitors, airbreak switches and fused cut-outs.  Powerline Technicians also troubleshoot and restore power during emergencies.

Applicants for this work will be required to travel and work throughout the province and may be stationed at any Hydro One facility throughout the province.

To meet the challenges of this dynamic opportunity, candidates must have:

•Successfully completed Grade 12 or the equivalent including Grade 12 Mathematics (or equivalent) and Grade 12 English (or equivalent)

•A valid Ontario driver’s license

Your success is based on a good work ethic, quality skills and a great attitude. Related work experience is an asset.

Working Environment

Powerline Technician Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the province.  The work will appeal to those individuals that enjoy physical work that is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  You will be required to work at heights, on ladders and in aerial devices.  Powerline Technicians perform work on live electrical lines using a variety of tools, rubber gloves and apply bare hand techniques.

The PWU and Hydro One thank all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants must apply through the electronic application system available through links at the Hydro One (www.HydroOne.com), the Power Workers’ Union (www.PWU.ca) or the Trade Up for Success (www.TradeUp.ca) websites.

Only applications received prior to September 30, 2016 will be considered for positions available in 2017.  The expected employment start date is January 2017.

**** Qualified Aboriginal candidates should send a copy of their cover letter and resume to Aboriginal.Recruitment@HydroOne.com once they have applied online.****

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