Powerline Technician - Service

Powerline Technician - Service
Employment type: Full-time
City: Vermilion
Last visit: 2014-06-23
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-06-23


ATCO Electric is an Alberta, investor-owned utility delivering electric energy to customers throughout northern and east-central Alberta. Albertans count on ATCO Electric for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to their homes, farms, and businesses, and serves almost two-thirds of the province, delivering electric energy to petroleum and forestry companies, farms, towns and cities, First Nations and Métis Settlements.

ATCO Electric is part of the ATCO Group of Companies, an Alberta-based, worldwide organization with more than 9,800 employees and assets of approximately $16 billion.  With ATCO you will grow your career alongside a global team committed to operational excellence, healthy and safe work environments and the communities where we work and live.  The diversity of opportunity provided by ATCO’s nine principal operating companies allows you to maximize your career across our varied operations. We value our employees’ contributions and welcome diversity in our workforce.  More information can be found at www.atco.com.






As a member of the district team this position is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the distribution system, equipment and company facilities in accordance with company standards policies and procedures, the Alberta Electrical Utility Code, and other regulatory requirements. This position is also key in the delivery of superior customer services and maintaining positive customer relations and will be expected to actively participate in setting and achieving personal and district goals.


A valid Powerline Technician Certification at the Journeyman level or equivalent. Candidates who have certification at the Journeyman level or equivalent from outside of Alberta will be required to successfully obtain the Inter-Provincial/Red Seal Powerline Technician Certificate after commencing employment

A valid driver’s license. Candidates with a driver’s license from outside of Alberta will be required to obtain an Alberta driver’s license after commencing employment

Must be able to obtain and maintain First Aid certification after commencing employment

Applicants who have successfully completed the Provincial Journeyman exam however have not completed their journeyman hours may also be considered for this posting.


Required skills include:

Demonstrated safe work skills and commitment including knowledge of safe work and job planning procedures

Distribution operations, construction and maintenance knowledge and skills

Excellent organization and planning skills

Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Excellent customer relations skills

Effective coaching skills

Strong interpersonal, team participation and communication skills

Sufficient willingness, skills and experience to train apprentices

Willingness and ability in dealing effectively with aboriginal customers and communities


Other skills include:

Experience and willingness to participate in community activities

Sound computer skills including Mobile TC & Viewer, Syclo, MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Experience and knowledge in dealing effectively with communities is an asset

The successful candidate may be required to operate and maintain large commercial vehicles such as radial boom derrick truck (RBD Single / Tandem axle truck trailer combinations, picker / knuckle boom trucks used in the construction and maintenance of power lines and other related facilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in the Vermilion area and provide after-hours service coverage. This position may require the candidate to work away from home base. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume through www.atco.com/careers quoting Requisition ID # REQ01333 on or before July 8, 2014.

We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a Security Clearance Check.

Collection, use and retention of personal information will be in accordance with ATCO Group privacy policies and practices.

By submitting your resume and personal information to the ATCO Group of Companies, and/or participating in a personal interview, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the ATCO Group of Companies to determine your suitability for employment opportunities within the ATCO Group of Companies.  To review our entire Privacy Commitment, please click on the Privacy link at the bottom of this page.

Career Level: Entry Level

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Industry: Energy , Oil and Utilities

Job Function: Skilled Trades and Labour

Website: http://www.atco.com/careers