Live Line JM Powerline Technicians
Forbes Bros Ltd.
Acheson, AB, CAN
4d ago

Position Overview:

To support operational growth, Forbes Bros is looking for Live Line Journeyman for work in the Acheson area. Working under the direction of a Live Line Foreman, the Live Line Journeyman will work in the construction and maintenance of energized overhead distribution systems.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Essential Job Functions (day to day responsibilities):

  • 100% safe work mindset while performing maintenance or repair work of energized overhead work
  • Capable of working in Sub-Foreman role planning daily activities, assess site hazards, ensure hazards are eliminated and or controlled and communicated to all workers on site
  • Ability to read prints for site layouts, and various structure types, including wood
  • Repairing, removing and replacing distribution structures on both energized and de-energized lines
  • Slack/tension string overhead conductor, sets poles, and anchors
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others
  • Understands and can develop grounding procedures and install and remove grounding safely on de-energized circuits
  • Properly inspect and maintain live line tools and equipment for daily work activities
  • Comfortable with working at heights and/or confined spaces
  • Trained and can properly install, line switches, in-line floaters, in-line disconnects, modify switches, also install, and remove jumpers from clearance points
  • Ability to climb different types of structures and possess the necessary tools to do so
  • Willingness to work on energized transmission lines from 60kv up to 500kv


As the successful candidate you will have...

  • Journeyman Certificate
  • 5-7 years experience working in the trade, with knowledge of distribution systems preferred
  • Able to work in a team to efficiently and effectively complete jobs within deadlines
  • Must be flexible in hours worked, traveling, and working in adverse weather conditions
  • Able to lift 25kgs or more on a regular basis
  • Able to distinguish between colours
  • Able to complete physically demanding work that includes bending, crouching, kneeling and climbing at heights
  • Strong work ethic with a positive team attitude

Additional Details:

This position requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid Class 3 driver's license and acceptable driver's abstract
  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing
  • Travel and work overtime as required

What We Offer:

Forbes Bros offers an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit plan and a rewarding pension program. Forbes Bros has an open and team oriented culture that focuses on communication, innovation and respect in the workplace!

Forbes Bros is an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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