Algoma Power Inc. is an electric distribution company that serves approximately 12,000 customers in the district of Algoma with over more than 1,800 kilometers of distribution lines in an area that covers approximately 14,200 square kilometers. Algoma Power Inc. is a subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) which is headquartered in Fort Erie and has operations in electricity transmission and distribution primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the district of Algoma. FortisOntario is the only investor-owned electric distribution utility in Ontario and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (“Fortis”). Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. Algoma Power Inc. currently has an exciting and challenging opportunity working out of our Wawa Work Centre location for a:
LINE TRADE TECHNICIAN
Under the general direction of the Supervisor, the candidate will be responsible to perform any work required to construct, repair and/or maintain Algoma Power’s distribution line system. In addition, the candidate will be responsible to complete patrols and inspections as required, emergency repairs, respond to customer needs and attend unplanned outages.
The ideal candidate will have following qualifications:
Certified as a Journeyperson Powerline Technician (certified to work in Ontario) under an industry standard Powerline Training Program.
Must possess and maintain a valid Class “A” or “D” Ontario Driver’s Licence with a Class “Z” endorsement with a clean driver’s abstract.
Must be able to fulfill ‘on-call’ responsibilities.
Must be physically able to perform the essential duties in all weather conditions.
Excellent working knowledge of all applicable Provincial Safety Regulations, Provincial Environmental Regulations, IHSA Electrical and Utility Safety Rules and Safe Practice Guides.
Ability to read and interpret documentation pertinent to the work (i.e. instructions, prints, drawings, sketches, operating diagrams, work protection documents, etc.).
Good communication and report writing skills (English); demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is an asset
Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with internal/external customers and industry partners.
Current certification in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS.
Qualified candidates must apply in writing to express their interest in the position, with a cover letter and resume, outlining their education, experience and related qualifications to FortisOntario no later than 4:30 pm on December 7, 2020 by e-mail to HR@FortisOntario.com Please indicate “Algoma Line Trade Tech - Wawa” in the subject line.
We thank all respondents for their interest, however, we will only respond to those selected for an interview.
FortisOntario is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment cycle.
FortisOntario is an inclusive employer and committed to Accessibility.