Apprentice Interchange Plant Operator
BC Hydro
Vancouver, BC
8h ago

What you learn and experience

BC Hydro's Apprentice Interchange Plant Operator program provides you with the knowledge and skill set to become an Interchange Plant Operator.

You'll learn the electrical and mechanical fundamentals as it pertains to the day-to-day operations of the provincial electrical grid, develop competency to operate the Interchange desk (which administers BC Hydro's Open Access Transmission Tariff with its Transmission Customers) and work with BC Hydro's distribution system and generating stations.

Before moving on to more complex technical skills and challenging assignments, you'll learn the operating and safety procedure and how to isolate high voltage electrical equipment for maintenance.

Apprentice Interchange Plant Operators are selected for their technical capability, their alignment with our core values, their attitude and their ability to become productive members of BC Hydro.

Qualification : what you bring

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria :

  • High school graduation with the following courses : English 12, Math 12 and Physics 12 or equivalent, or higher college or university level
  • Submit a copy of your resume and transcripts issued by your educational institution demonstrating high school graduation including Math 12, English 12 and Physics 12 equivalency or better
  • Must be in good health, including normal colour vision, adequate hearing and vision strength, and show a strong electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Enjoy working in an office environment as part of a team
  • Program details and future job prospects

    The two-year program consists of self-study, classroom and on-the-job technical training. As an apprentice, you're expected to complete various assignments during the program and achieve a satisfactory (70 per cent) pass on seven term exams.

    Following completion of the program, the apprentice will receive a full time regular position and a certificate of program completion.

    We aim to maintain our status as a top employer and continue to attract and retain our skilled employees through career progression and leadership development.

    We will help you develop and grow through on-the-job experiences, relationship building and training.

    Where you train and work

    As an apprentice, all work will be performed at the Control Center in the Fraser Valley with the exception of short field trips for training.

    Pay and benefits

    As an apprentice, you will earn a starting rate of $24.72 per hour* based on a 37.5 hour work week.

    You will learn and work in a safe and healthy environment supported by a competitive benefit package that includes a minimum three week vacation, health and vision care, dental benefits, disability income and flex credits that can be used in a variety of ways such as paid flex days.

  • The wage included here is subject to change. Updated as of January 2014.
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