Elexicon Energy is the fourth-largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario. Our mission is to provide our customers with reliable, affordable energy services and to continuously improve to meet their needs, while ensuring the needs of our shareholders are met through sustainable growth.
WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?
At Elexicon Energy we believe in living and leading our values through our daily actions. Our people are passionate about what they do and are engaged in day-to-day operations, projects and initiatives to support Our Why of empowering the communities we serve and helping customers create the possibilities that energize their future. This is an exciting time to join our growing team as we develop the strategies and plans to support a new brand and vision for customer centricity and operational excellence!
Powerline Technician Co-op Student
Co-op Work Term Duration:
Winter 2024 - 4 months
Number of Positions:
Brock (1) and Gravenhurst (1)
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the District Supervisor of the Line Operations Department, the Apprentice Powerline Co-Op Student will be involved in assisting with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
+ Be very familiar with all safe work practices as set out by IHSA and company standards and work in conformity thereto.
+ Assist with the construction and maintenance of lines and equipment energized from 120 volts to 44,000 volts on both overhead and underground plant applications.
+ Set foundations for pad mounted equipment and install transformers and switching devices.
+ Be familiar in the operation of bucket trucks, radial boom derricks, tensioning machines for stringing operations, underground fault locating equipment, cable tracing equipment, hydraulic equipment and all other tools used in line maintenance and construction.
+ Be able to climb wood poles and structures to be able to access to distribution systems and equipment for the purposes of construction, maintenance, replacement, and switching.
+ Utilize measurement devices and carry out test procedures as required to test for potential, current, insulation value, and fault location as required.
+ Be familiar and participate as exposure guidelines allow in live line work practices and techniques that may include bare hand, live line tool, and rubber glove work methods.
+ Understand and be familiar with isolation, and grounding and bonding techniques.
+ Willing to be trained to operate equipment specific to District and technique.
+ Must understand and comply with Ontario Traffic Manual, Field Book 7, IHSA, OHSA, Reg. 22/04, and other policies and procedures.
+ Respond to trouble calls and public emergencies regarding power outages, unsafe situations, service reconnections, or enlisting assistance from co-workers and dispatch as required.
+ Travel to other areas within Elexicon’s jurisdiction to help with emergency restoration including overnight trips.
+ Other duties as required may be considered part of these responsibilities.
KEY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
+ Overhead/underground maintenance and construction, organization, communication and troubleshooting skills within an electrical distribution system.
+ Good knowledge of safety rules and safe work practices
+ Applicants must be enrolled in and have successfully completed Level 1 or Level 2 of a Powerline Technician program in a community college program.
+ Applicants must be enrolled with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as a registered Powerline Technician Apprentice
+ Applicants must possess knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the EUSA Rule Book
+ The applicant must be First Aid, CPR and AED certified.
+ Knowledge of WHIMIS, Ontario Traffic Manual, Field Book 7, IHSA, OHSA, Reg. 22/04
+ Working at Heights and chainsaw training
+ Applicants must possess a valid G or DZ (preferably) Ontario Driver’s License in good standing.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging:
Elexicon Energy embraces and celebrates our collective diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace built on respect, support and collaboration.
Elexicon Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We value an inclusive and supportive workplace which truly reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We welcome all individuals to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, Indigenous/Métis status, or other legally protected status.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation is available upon request at any point during the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please email us at [email protected]
and we will work to meet your needs.
We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered will be contacted.