Powerline Technician (6 positions)
Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia, CA
2d ago

Department Description : Number of Open Positions : 6 Location : CA - Nova Scotia

Description

Business Unit : Regional Operations

Location : Various, NS

Type of Employment : Regular, Full-time

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for our employees.

We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the positions of (5) Powerline Technicians and (1) Shift Powerline Technician (see below for locations).

Locations : Antigonish (1), Dartmouth (1 Shift), Sackville (1), Sydney (2), Yarmouth (1)

Accountabilities : As a member of the Field Operations team, you will be responsible to perform all aspects of line maintenance, construction, customer service work including one-

man work and response, while ensuring compliance with safe work methods and practices. You will be required to participate in competency based training, regulatory training and be willing to participate in on-

the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills.

You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-

employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure.

Your primary residence must be located within 30 minutes of headquarters and you will be available for after hour emergency service restoration, including rotational standby duty and one-man work.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience : You must possess an Inter-provincial Red Seal Powerline Technician Certificate and be proficient in Powerline Technician skills.

You must hold a valid Class 3 Nova Scotia Driver's License with a minimum of 2 years driving experience and provide a driver's abstract satisfactory to NSPI.

You have proven troubleshooting and problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments.

You must be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with multiple tasks and demands.

If no qualified candidates apply, consideration will be given to Powerline Technician Apprentices in their final year of apprenticeship.

At Nova Scotia Power, we value employee safety above any business interest. In accepting this offer, you will be asked to complete a Medical Assessment to ensure you can conduct the physical demands of the position.

You will only be evaluated on the bona-fide job requirements of your position and the information will be maintained in your medical file as a condition of employment.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities :

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. from the floor to an overhead height on an occasional basis
  • Occasionally carry items with one or two hands that weigh between 33-55 lbs. which could include ladders, with the ability to push and pull up to 20 lbs.
  • with upper and whole body strength

  • Possess the grip strength to pinch and perform power grasp tasks
  • Perform static reaching frequently from waist level to overhead
  • Perform bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, and forward flexion on a minimal basis
  • Perform tasks that include balancing, neck flexion, and side neck flexion on an occasional basis
  • Must possess the ability to stand, walk, sit, climb ladders and stairs, rotate and extend neck movement and use a range of finger dexterity on frequent basis in order to perform tasks during the duration of the shift
  • Reports to : T&D Supervisor

    Form of Application : Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

    Salary : As per the NSPI / IBEW Collective Agreement.

    Must Be Received By : All interested candidates should apply no later than May 1, 2019.

    Late applications may not receive consideration.

    Recruitment and Promotion Policy : When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available.

    We're committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

    We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.

    Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews.

    The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee's application.

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